Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Concentration in Leadership and Management
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is designed for Registered Nurses who aim to broaden their knowledge and clinical expertise so that they may assume advanced practice, nursing leadership and management roles. At Charisma University, MSN is available for graduates of Bachelor’s degree in any field but who have an active RN license. Charisma University offers MSN with concentration in Leadership and Management, thereby enabling students to gain skills and competencies in addressing clinical care, including primary care, critical care, community health, and executive nurse leadership. Charisma University developed its MSN program as a response to the need for better preparation for RNs so that they can become nurse experts in advanced practice, management and leadership in nursing practice and/or patient-centered healthcare delivery. Through the MSN program, Charisma University fully expects that students will be able to broaden their perspectives because they are required to study innovative interdisciplinary approaches in resolving health care issues that they can apply to real-life situations. In turn, they can use this knowledge when they assume leadership and management roles in nursing departments.
There are additional admissions requirements for this degree completion program. Please see the Admissions Page.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Learn clinical judgment principles for the purpose of improving quality and safety of patient care.
- Synthesize leadership theories and principles to enable the assessment and modification of health care delivery systems, organizational structures as well as health policies.
- Demonstrate ability to integrate scientific evidence and innovations into nursing practice for the purpose of enhancing health outcomes.
- Synthesize advanced nursing knowledge to impact professional practice in different settings and roles.
- Demonstrate personal accountability for professional growth by consistently striving for new knowledge and keeping abreast of issue, trends and innovations relevant to nursing practice.
- Demonstrate skills and abilities in conducting scientific research and interpreting research findings.
- Demonstrate the competencies to render quality and safe service to clients.
Students must complete all the required foundation courses. Each course is valued as 3 Credits except where noted.
MSN 515 Community Health Nursing
HCA 526 Health Economics
HCA 532 Teaching Strategies in Health Education
MSN 541 Nursing Informatics
MSN 603 Nursing Research
HCA 611 Clinical Ethics
MSN 617 Competency Appraisal
HCA 623 Evidence-Based Practice
MSN 635 Nursing Leadership and Management
HCA 630 Digital Medicine
GRES 690 Master’s Thesis (must be taken at the last semester of the program, valued as 6 credits); thesis guidelines
Students must complete two courses from this concentration. Each course is valued as 3 Credits except where noted.
HCA 671 Change Management in Health Care
HCA 673 Cultural Diversity Management in Health Care
HCA 679 Decision Making in Health Care
Total Credits required for Masters of Science in Nursing with concentration in Leadership and Management is 42.
Please refer to the University Catalog or website for admissions requirements; transfer credits policy; and tuition fees.