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Nursing Administration and Financial Leadership
Introduction to the Nursing Administration & Financial Leadership Concentration

This track integrates the caring philosophy into organizational management.  Its core and cognate courses provide study central to advanced nursing management and financial practice; the nursing concentration courses offer content and practice in nursing and health care administration and finance, relevant to primary, secondary and/or tertiary settings in rapidly changing times. 

 


The Administrative and Financial Leadership in Nursing and Health Care track curriculum can be taken completely online and the needs of students in other geographic areas can be accommodated for the practicum.  The track requires a  minimum of 37-39 credit hours for completion.  Full and part time program of study options are available.  The curriculum contains a minimum of 180-270 hours of required practical related to administrative and financial management in health care organization(s).  Students will find a preceptor who will mentor them throughout this portion of the curriculum.  Decisions about preceptors will be made with the advisement.
 

For more information about the program contact:

 
Rose O. Sherman, Ed. D., RN,CNAA ,CNL
Project Director
Phone:  561-297-0055
Email:    rsherman@fau.edu


In keeping with Florida Atlantic University's philosophy as a distributed university, courses may be held on varying campuses over the program of study with various modes of delivery. This may include live classes/weekend format classes/TV classes/web-assisted classes/ and/or on-line offerings. Campuses include Boca Raton, Broward County/Davie, and the Treasure Coast.


Full Time Curriculum Plan

Nursing Administration
All Campuses


Course Name

Course #

Credits

Clinical Hours

FALL SEMESTER (9 credits)

Adv. Nursing Practice: Grounded in Caring

NGR 6110

3


Philosophy & Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice Roles

NGR 6811

3


Leadership in Nursing Administration

NGR 6725

3


SPRING SEMESTER (9 credits)

Leadership, Policy and Finance in Advanced Nursing Practice

NGR 6891

3


Financial Administration of Nursing Systems

NGR 6722

3


Clinical Informatics

NGR 6871 

3


SUMMER SEMESTER (9 or 11 credits)

Adv Nursing Situations: Influencing Health Policy

NGR
6892

3


Human Resource Management

MAN 6156

3


Nursing Research Evidence Based Practice

NGR 6812

3


Adv. Nursing Administration Practicum I *
* (Not required of all students)
NGR 6723L

2

90

FALL SEMESTER (10 credits)

Healthcare Financing

HSA 6175

3


Adv. Nursing Administration Practicum II
with Project

NGR 6724L

4

180

*3rd Business Course to be approved by the
Program Advisor

3

 

TOTAL CREDITS/CLINICAL HOURS

37
or 39
180
or 270

Part Time Curriculum Plan
Nursing Administration
All Campuses
 

Course Name

Course #

Credits

Clinical Hours

FALL SEMESTER (6 credits)

Advanced Nursing Practice: Grounded in Caring

NGR 6110

3


Leadership in Nursing Administration

NGR 6725

3


SPRING SEMESTER (6 credits)

Financial Administration of Nursing Systems

NGR 6722

3


Leadership, Policy and Finance in Advanced Nursing Practice

NGR 6891

3


SUMMER SEMESTER (6 credits)

Philosophy & Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice Roles

NGR 6811

3


Advanced Nursing Situations: Influencing
 Health Policy

NGR 6892

3


FALL SEMESTER (6 or 8 credits)

Advanced Nursing Practicum I**
**(not required of all students)
NGR 6723L

2

90

Human Resource Management

MAN 6156

3


Nursing Research Evidence Based Practice

NGR 6812

3

 

SPRING SEMESTER (6 credits)

Clinical Informatics

NGR 6871

3


Healthcare Financing

HSA 6175

3


SUMMER SEMESTER (7 credits)

Advanced Nursing Administration
Practicum II with Project

NGR 6724L

4

180

*3rd Business Course to be approved by the
Program Advisor

3


TOTAL CREDITS/CLINICAL HOURS

37 OR 39

180 OR 270


A breakdown of FAU Tuition and fees is located online:


PMC Option

Applicants with an MSN seeking specialization in another concentration requiring less than 30 credit hours should consider applying for a Post Master’s Certificate (PMC). 

 

PMC applicants may be considered for a Fall or Spring admission and are accepted on a space available basis. PMC applicants complete the Step 1 of the application process (FAU application)  and submit the supplementary application materials to student services via Karen Kasmer. (PMC Applicants do not submit supplementary materials through NursingCAS).

 

Once accepted, a gap analysis will be completed to determine the required courses for each student. Students must provide syllabi from other institutions for all transfer courses.  


Second MSN Degree Option

Applicants that have a MSN degree seeking specialization in another concentration requiring 30 credits or more to complete required courses in the new concentration should consider applying for a second MSN degree.  Second MSN degree applicants  should complete Step 1 and Step 2 of the application process (FAU and NursingCAS)  by published deadlines.  A minimum of 30 credit hours is required to earn a second MSN  degree from FAU. 

 

Once accepted, an analysis will be completed to determine each student’s plan of study. Students must provide syllabi from other institutions for all transfer courses. 

  Core Courses Typically Completed in Concentrations at FAU*

*(Courses may vary by graduation year)


MSN CORE COURSES 

CREDITS

NGR 6110     Advanced Nursing Practice:  Grounded in
Caring

3

NGR 6811     Philosophy & Theoretical Foundations 

                    of Advanced Nursing Practice Roles

3

NGR 6812     Nursing Research Evidence Based Practice

3

NGR 6891     Leadership , Policy and Finance: Advanced

                     Nursing Practice

3

MSN DIRECT CARE  CORE COURSES 

CREDITS

NGR 6002     Advanced Health Assessment

2

NGR 6002L  Advanced Health Assessment  Lab

1

NGR 6141     Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NGR 6172    Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

3

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