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M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Executive

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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This program is created for the nurse executive to manage biomedical and information technology advances, health care reform legislation, escalating costs with diminished reimbursement for services, and a workforce of multiple generations operating in tandem with health care organizations. The essential skill set for nurses leading teams involves innovation and creative approaches that will assist them with the achievement of stability and consistently in an unpredictable environment.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master’s degree program in nursing at Rowan University are accredited by:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education,
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Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791.

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The Rowan University Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Nurse Executive is a part-time program offered in an online format with a combination of practicum experiences. At the completion of the MSN program the graduate will have completed a minimum of 150 practicum hours.

  • 11 Courses / 36 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: Yes
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Required Courses: 13 S.H.
NURS 05500 Integrated Information Technology 3
NURS 05503 Advanced Nursing Research 4
NURS 05507 Leadership & Care Environment Management 3
NURS 05508 Special Issues & Trends in Nursing 3
Nurse Executive: 23 S.H.
NURS 05560 Evidence Based Practice in Illness/Disease 3
NURS 05561 Role of the Nurse Executive-Theory and Practice 3
NURS 05562 Healthcare Organizational Structure 3
NURS 05563 Philosophy and Ethics in Advanced Nursing Roles 3
NURS 05564 Health Care Economics for Nurse Executives 4
NURS 05565 Nurse Executive and Human Capital Issues 3
NURS 05566 Nurse Executive Administration Practicum (150 hours) 4

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below, a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or will indicate any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned; presented in a sealed official envelope)
  • Current professional resume
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional sources
    • Letters of recommendation should be from professional administrators and include information, which attests to the applicant's ability to pursue a graduate degree.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Proof of current (U.S), valid RN license (must maintain active New Jersey RN license the duration of the program)
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Career Outlook

The objective of the Nurse Executive concentration is to prepare the current and future nursing leaders with the education to help them understand and respond to organizational dynamics of the current environment. Application of evidence-based best practice models to guide actions will be key to accentuate success and result in sustainable change that is valued by organizations and all key stakeholders in health care in the 21st Century.


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