Herzing University recently announced an expansion of its Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) offerings with a new MSN Nursing Leadership and Administration degree. Enrollment for the online program begins immediately, and classes will start May 7, 2018.
The 16-month program is designed for working professional nurses with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing to gain the knowledge and skills needed for leadership positions, including Nurse Manager, Director of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer and others.
Students in the program will build on their clinical expertise to learn how to improve an organization’s direct and indirect care outcomes and manage operational duties to achieve business objectives. They’ll also learn skills that will prepare them for work at hospitals and beyond, including organization-focused leadership at community-based health delivery systems.
“Like many other positions in the field, nursing leaders will continue to be in high demand for years to come,” said Dr. Mary Judith Yoho, system dean of nursing at Herzing University. “We’re proud to live our mission of being a lifelong learning partner that empowers and supports individuals to start, and in this case, advance their careers through an educational pathway we can create with them.”
Nationwide, employment for healthcare executives and administrators is expected to increase by as much as 20 percent through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Herzing’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Accredited nursing programs are an acknowledgment that the program meets specific national standards.
American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) core components are integrated into the curriculum, preparing graduates to sit for the nurse executive-board certified (NE-BC) credentialing exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
“Offering the MSN Nursing Leadership and Administration Program is a natural progression for Herzing as we continue to expand, advance and adapt our nursing offerings to meet the ever-changing demands of the healthcare industry,” Dr. Yoho added. “All of our courses are taught by faculty who are doctoral-prepared and have real-world experience in nursing leadership.”
Full-time and part-time options are available in the online program.
Also new to Herzing’s nursing portfolio is a Post-Master’s Nursing Educator Certificate program that allows individuals with an MSN to efficiently obtain the certification required to take on educator roles. It joins a suite of other nursing offerings at the university, including a Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program as well as several undergraduate nursing degrees, pathways and accelerated programs.