Transformational Leadership Track
The Transformational Leadership track unites the liberal arts with nursing science and practice. This track develops nurse leaders who are analytical, articulate, and constructively critical and who will be able to cope with high-level healthcare delivery issues.
Curricular emphasis is on interdisciplinary collaboration across care settings. Participation in nursing leadership practica and classroom dialogue provides opportunities for students to apply knowledge and gain experience partnering with diverse care providers, populations, and communities to address health care inequities in creative and relevant ways. Specialty courses in leadership build on students’ competencies and goals.
Students will take a total of 33 semester credit hours — eight 3-semester credit hour courses + 9 semester credits of practica equal to 405 ‘clock’ hours of practice. Four courses and the related practica make up the Advanced Nursing Core that all Master of Arts in Nursing students must take, with the remaining four courses and practica focused on transformational nursing leadership content and skill development.
Students graduating from the Transformational Leadership Track are eligible to apply for certification as Advanced Nurse Executives through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), providing they meet the additional requirements of time in a nurse executive position.