Program:
Administration & Management

Degree Awarded:
Master of Science in Nursing and Master's in Health Care Administration

Length of Program:
9-12 semesters

Application Deadlines:
Rolling Admissions
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Degree Overview

The Master of Science in Nursing and Health Care Administration dual degree option prepares you to interpret, synthesize and apply concepts to evaluate and solve a variety of real-world health care situations. You’ll develop skills to generate policies through teamwork and collaboration in your role as an educator, administrator or advanced clinician to improve patient outcomes. Coursework focuses on topics such as communication, leadership, ethics and diversity to help you succeed in a variety of health care settings.

The online curriculum is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of working professionals. Dedicated faculty members with years of experience working in the field focus on student learning and outcomes to create a productive learning environment.

To complete the dual degree option, you must successfully complete 54 graduate hours distributed as follows.

  • Core Nursing Courses = 19 semester hours
  • Major Requirement Courses = 26 semester hours
  • Capstone Experience = 3 semester hours
  • Major Electives = 6 semester hours

Required Courses for Dual Degree - Master of Science in Nursing and Master's in Health Care Administration

Nursing Core Classes

(19 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
IPE 301 - Interprofessional Education 0
GR 798 - Essentials of Scholarly Writing 1
◊ NS 803 - Health Care Delivery Systems and Managed Care 2
NS 805 - Application and Evaluation of Theory in Nursing 2
NS 807 - Theories and Concepts of Advanced Practice Roles 3
◊ NS 808 - Nursing Law and Ethics 3
NS 812 - Research Design and Methods 3
NS 813 - Research Design and Methods II 2
GR 847 - Applied Statistics 3
Total Semester Hours 19
All courses are 15 or 12 weeks in duration.
Major Requirement Courses

(26 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
MB 800 - Ethics in Leadership 2
MB 808 - Health Care Leadership 3
◊ MB 818 - Organizational Behavior 3
MB 821 - Healthcare Data Analytics 3
MB 826 - Healthcare Strategic Management 3
MB 828 - Financial Management in Healthcare 3
MB 833 - Healthcare Quality and risk Management 3
MB 837 - Leading Change 3
NS 898 - Nursing Health Care Leadership Practicum 3
Total Semester Hours 26
All courses are 6 weeks in duration with the exception of the practicum.
Capstone Experience

(3 semester hours)

Courses Semester Hours
MB 900 - Capstone 3
Total Semester Hours 3
Course is 15 or 12 weeks in duration.
Major Electives

Students must choose a total of 6 semester hours as part of the degree.

Courses Semester Hours
MB 813 - Healthcare Law and Policy 3
MB 819 - Human Resources 3
MB 836 - Health Care Project Management 3
MB 839 - Healthcare Reimbursement 3
MB 845 - Management of Health Information 3
MB 846 - Fundamentals of Informatics 3
MB 848 - Systems and Database Design 3
MB 850 - Healthcare Information Systems 3
MB 899 - Independent Study for Health Care Administration 1
◊ MB 903 - Internship 3
Electives 9
Total Semester Hours 37

All courses are 6 weeks in duration besides MB 899 & MB 903, which are 12 weeks duration.

Tuition and Fees

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Graduate Tuition

Cost per Credit Hour
$621


Cost per Semester
$4,036 - Full-time (6 hrs)
$2,018 - Part-time (3 hrs)

Tuition
Graduate Tuition $621 / credit-hour
Fees - Included in cost per semester
Application Fee for first time students $35/ each
Enrollment Fee for first time students $100/ each
Technology Fee: Online $35 / credit-hour
Degree Specific Fees - Not included in cost per semester
Interprofessional education – IPE Course Fee IPE 301 $90/ student

Career Overview

Median Salary

MHA: $77,362 Payscale.com, 2020
MSN: $94,000 Payscale.com, 2020

Job Outlook

MHA: The health care administration field is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017

MSN: Overall employment of nurse midwives and nurse practitioners is projected to grow 26 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

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