MSN Operational Leadership (online)

Program Contact: Laima Karosas 203-582-5366

Graduates of the MSN program are prepared for higher level professional practice and leadership roles in a variety of health care settings, as well as advanced study at the doctoral level.

The Operational Leadership program prepares nurses for operational leadership roles in health care institutions and settings. The program offers courses in health policy, organizational leadership, adult learning strategies, epidemiology, biostatistics, health care finance, informatics, health care management, the uses of data in evaluating practice and human factor analysis. The program also makes use of three courses from the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, and provides 360 hours of practicum experience. Graduates who wish to continue their education are well positioned to pursue a clinical doctorate in nursing. The program provides a portion of the content required for eligibility to sit for board certification in Nursing Professional Development or Informatics, both offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Graduates of this program are prepared to assume positions of management, informatics and leadership in a variety of health care settings. Graduates also are qualified to teach undergraduate nursing students in clinical or laboratory courses.