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Nursing Administration Area of Concentration

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The Nursing Administration concentration prepares nurses to function in leadership and management roles at the department or director level. The curriculum builds on students' experiences in direct care nursing roles and provides the knowledge base needed to develop the conceptual, interpersonal, and technical skills required to function in health care management and administration. The Nursing Administration concentration is designed for individuals who wish to make a positive contribution to patient outcomes and service delivery in ways that support and complement direct patient care.

The Nursing Administration curriculum is designed to prepare nursing leaders to meet complex and rapidly evolving challenges facing the health care industry. Core courses provide a foundation in research for evidence based practice, nursing outcomes, use of technology, health promotion and organizational theory. This knowledge is then enhanced with cognates in finance/economics, health policy, and leadership development. Each focal area includes a uniquely designed clinical residency with access to a wide range of clinical sites, including one of the premier health care systems in the country.

Faculty in the Nursing Administration area of concentration include individuals with extensive experience in leadership of clinical systems, executive practice, professional communication, system development, and health policy.

Administration Online

Building on the strength and reputation of its graduate programs, the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing is offering a Master of Science for the Nursing Administration online as well as onsite.

The interactive online classroom, led by the excellent University of Pittsburgh faculty, provides opportunities for active learning, discussion, problem solving, debate, critical thinking, research, networking, and community building.

Pitt Online’s mission is to provide graduate professional programs of the same quality, taught by the same faculty, with the same superb level of support services as their counterparts offered to resident students enrolled on the Pittsburgh Campus. See www.online.pitt.edu for additional information.

At this time, the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing IS AUTHORIZED to enroll online students from most US states. Pursuant to state laws and regulations, however, we are currently unable to admit online students from selected states. Please see: (http://www.online.pitt.edu/news/StateInfo.php). If your state is listed as one where we cannot enroll students, please contact Itt Online (online@pitt.edu or 412-648-9499) to determine if the status has changed.

A Doctor of Nursing Practice option is also available for those interested in the Nursing Administration Concentration.

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