Program Advisors: Madler (Graduate Program Director), Reemts (Division Chair), Bruun, Ceynar-moen, Clouse-Smith, Dietrich, Doerner, Ferry, Gebhardt, Herman, Horner, Johnson, Klein, Lassiter, Rivinius, Swanson
The Nursing Division prepares nurses to provide safe, quality, patient-centered healthcare to the people in the region and beyond without regard to race, religion, cultural background, or gender. By fostering a Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine learning environment, the Division supports the University mission to prepare leaders in the service of truth and to be competent in spirituality and ethics, communication, critical thinking, and global stewardship. Academic preparation and nursing practice opportunities in a variety of healthcare settings along the continuum of care will prepare students to achieve competence in the areas of professionalism, environmental contexts, valuing, and scholarship.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
The demand for nursing leaders prepared to meet the challenges of providing healthcare today is well established. At the University of Mary, graduate students have opportunities for varied learning experiences designed to develop expertise in advanced practice, education and management. The curriculum is intended to provide learning opportunities in high-quality clinical services, cutting edge education pedagogy, and magnet status nursing institutions.
The University of Mary nursing graduate demonstrates the University Mission to prepare servant leaders. We believe that students desiring to be leaders who are competent, autonomous practitioners, and ethical decision makers are best served by faculty who facilitate reflective thinking and critical inquiry vetted in information that is complimentary of current environmental context.
The University of Mary offers several programs culminating in a Master's degree.
The University of Marys MSN/MBA: Healthcare Administration dual degree offers an outstanding opportunity for nursing leaders to earn both degrees in an integrated program that prepares nursing leaders with a unique blend of clinical and administrative skills, all grounded in the Benedictine values.
The MSN/MBA: Healthcare Administration program blends nursing and business coursework, imparting the skills necessary to analyze significant issues between clinical nursing practice and health care administration to offer effective conflict resolution and provide leadership for practical solutions.
MSN/MBA in Healthcare Administration Dual Degree Program Outcomes
Integrate ethical practices and policies which appropriately address the unique healthcare laws and regulations healthcare organizations must follow.
Synthesize information through research and data analysis using best business and evidence based nursing practice to facilitate change toward high quality, cost effective and ethical nursing care delivery systems.
Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams, consumers, and other key stakeholders to effect needed change in healthcare delivery systems.
Utilize stewardship of human, fiscal, and organizational resources based on principles of finance, accounting, and economics.
Incorporate service and Benedictine values into nursing leadership practices.
Evaluate current domestic and global issues on healthcare and possible impacts to a changing healthcare industry.
Analyze significant issues between clinical nursing practice and healthcare administration to offer effective conflict resolution and provide leadership for practical solutions.
MSN/MBA in Health Care Administration Courses:
Students accepted for the May 2011 cohort and beyond will be required to demonstrate they are properly prepared for the following three courses within the core:
MGT 571 Executive Economic Analysis
MGT 555 Managerial Finance
MGT 605 Managerial Accounting
Students must demonstrate adequate knowledge in each of these core topics before proceeding to the corresponding higher-level course(s). To demonstrate proper foundation knowledge, students must complete one of the following three options:
1. Enroll in a 3-credit five-week course through the University of Mary. Preparation courses are:
* MGT 532 Fundamentals of Economics
* MGT 533 Understanding Corporate Finance
* MGT 534 Financial Accounting: A Management Perspective
Participation in these courses will add additional credits onto your program of study.
2. Obtain a waiver of co-requisite by providing evidence of completion of undergraduate coursework at a grade of C or higher within the past five (5) years:
Economics Undergraduate Economics
Finance Undergraduate Corporate or Managerial Finance
Accounting Principles of Accounting 1 and 2
If the following graduate-level courses at the University of Mary or the graduate-level equivalent at another regionally accredited institution have been completed within the past seven (7) years with a grade of C or higher, the waiver would apply:
Economics MGT 531 Survey of Economics or MGT 535 Economic Principles
Finance MGT 551 Foundations for Financial Decisions or MGT 554 Survey of Accounting and Finance
Accounting MGT 554 Survey of Accounting and Finance
In addition, if a student has graduate level credit for MGT 571, MGT 555 and/or MGT 605 or the equivalent from another regionally accredited institution with a grade of B or higher that has been approved by the Gary Tharaldson School of Business for transfer, the waiver would apply. If a student has an appropriate certification, such as a current CPA license, that may also be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for waiver.
3. Pass an assessment test or complete a self-paced course. There is no cost for taking the initial assessment.
If you receive a 70% or higher on the free assessment, you have shown adequate knowledge in that content area and have satisfied the pre-requisite requirement.
If you fail the assessment, you can enroll in the self-paced course through Ivy Software and must either:
Receive a minimum of 70% average on the chapter tests
Receive a minimum of 70% on the final exam, which may be completed up to three times.
* Your advisor can provide you additional information as to how to access the Ivy assessment test, courses, etc.
Upon completion of the program of study, students are required to participate in university and program assessment of outcome achievement. Please see reference to ALU 799.
ALU 506 New Graduate Student Orientation
NUR 510 Healthcare Across the PopulationNUR 551 Critique & Design of Research
NUR 601 Evidence-Based Practice and Strategic Healthcare
NUR 611 Influential Nursing Leadership
NUR 612 Professional Roles in Advanced Nursing
NUR 648 Healthcare Law and Policy
MGT 504 Management and Organizational BehaviorMGT 505 Human Resource Management
NUR 560 Applied Healthcare Economics, Finance and Budgeting
MGT 555 Managerial FinanceMGT 571 Executive Economic Analysis
MGT 605 Managerial AccountingMGT 610 Marketing
MGT 630 Current Issues in Healthcare Administration
MGT 635 Law in the Managerial Environment
NUR 696 Seminar and Service Project INUR 698 MSN/MBA-HC Dual Degree Capstone Course
ALU 799.06 Graduate Student Assessment Nursing
Program Assessment Course
Total: 51 semester credits
Clinical Hours = 500