Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN): Nurse Executive Leader Concentration

In today’s health care industry, nurses often have increase accountability beyond patient care. They have to manage human resources, develop budgets, and coordinate and communicate plans with other professionals. Managing a department or facility can be like running a complex business.

The Nurse Executive Leader concentration within the Online MSN program is for nurses who aspire to management and high-level administrative roles. Nurses in these demanding leadership positions are accountable for patient care across a broad spectrum, resulting in a need for professionals with significant expertise in collaboration, mentoring, communication, critical and strategic thinking, and organization.

This concentration can help prepare you for certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a credential that can be a significant asset both to your job performance and to your employment opportunities.

The Nurse Executive Leader Curriculum

Coursework focuses on organizational expertise such as communication, conflict resolution and fiscal management, as well as systems thinking in the nursing context. The Nurse Executive Leader concentration requires 18 semester hours in addition to 18 semester hours of core courses.

  • NRHL 620:  Building Effective Communication and Relationships
  • NRHL 622:  Professionalism and Executive Career Development
  • NRHL 624:  Advanced Knowledge of Health Care Systems 
  • NRHL 626:  Nursing Leadership and Systems Thinking
  • NRHL 628:  Financial Management and Resource Allocation in Health Care Systems
  • NRHL 635:  Evidence-based Nursing Practice Capstone Project 

Learn more about how the Nurse Executive Leader concentration within Benedictine’s Online MSN program can help open up new opportunities for you. Request more information or call (866) 295-3104 today to speak to a program manager.