The 33 semester credit program includes eight courses and nine semester hours of practicum. Students can choose between two tracks of study in the master’s curriculum: Transcultural Nursing in Community or Transformational Nursing Leadership and Management.
Transformational Leadership and Management
The Transformational Nursing Leadership track is designed to develop nurse leaders who are analytical, articulate, and constructively critical and who will be able to cope with high-level health care 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 inequities in creative and relevant ways. Graduates who have held an administrative position at the nurse executive level or a faculty position teaching graduate students executive-level nursing administration for at least 24 months in the last 5 years are eligible to apply for certification as an Advanced Nurse Executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Transcultural Nursing in Community
The Transcultural Nursing in Community track in the Master of Arts in Nursing program was designed to prepare nurses for advanced population-focused practice in culturally diverse communities. The curriculum is grounded in nursing science, public health principles, theory-guided practice, and transcultural care. The program of study focuses on reaching populations that are underserved by traditional care systems and who exist outside of the social mainstream. As such, the program provides rich alternative teaching and learning opportunities for graduate students locally and internationally. Upon graduation from the program, nurses completing this track are eligible to apply for certification in Advanced Transcultural Nursing through the International Transcultural Nursing Society and the American Holistic Nurses Association.