Nursing Administration Minor

The Minor in Nursing Administration is available to enrolled University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing graduate students pursuing education in advanced clinical specialty roles who want the opportunity to also obtain knowledge and experience pertinent in management and leadership. Students should consult with their academic advisor. The minor will prepare nurses to assume positions as advanced practice nurses with some management and/or leadership responsibility.

The curriculum focuses on management in complex social and operational systems for healthcare delivery. Attention is given to applying role-related knowledge and skills in diverse settings and populations, including acute care, long term care, psychiatric, and community settings. The culminating practicum is a uniquely designed mentored clinical experience that provides students with an opportunity to experience a leadership role.   

Curriculum Format

  • Part-time (~ 2 terms)
  • 180 Clinical hours

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Minor in Nursing Administration are prepared to accomplish the following:

  • Assume leadership for clinical initiatives and outcomes within their area of clinical focus
  • Develop a business case for change within their area of clinical focus

Curriculum: Nursing Administration Minor (subject to change)

* These courses are available via distance education for qualified students per Policy 438

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