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.
- Part-time (~ 2 terms)
- 180 Clinical hours
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)
- NURSP 2061/2061D* Organizational and Management Theory 3 cr.
- NURSP 2091/2091D* Finance and Economics for Health Care Leaders 3 cr.
- NURSP 2092/2092D* Leadership Development 3 cr.
- NURSP 2064 Practicum in Nursing Systems 3 cr. (180 clinical hours)
- Total: 12 cr.
* These courses are available via distance education for qualified students per Policy 438
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