Leadership in Nursing

The MSN Leadership in Nursing Program offers two distinct tracks:

  • the MSN in Leadership in Nursing Program - Nursing Education Leadership in a Digital World Track (IMPORTANT NOTICE: After careful consideration, the decision has been made to suspend admissions to the MSN: Nursing Education Leadership in the Digital World track until Fall 2018.)
  • the MSN in Leadership in Nursing Program - Nursing Administration and Transformational Leadership Track

Both are advanced degree programs that build on the background of experienced registered nurses to prepare them to function in a variety of leadership roles in the emerging world of collaborative health care and nursing education.

Program Information

  • Nursing Education Leadership in a Digital World

    Nursing Education Leadership in a Digital World

    After careful consideration, the decision has been made to suspend admissions to the MSN: Nursing Education Leadership in a Digital World track until Fall 2018.

    The MSN in Leadership in Nursing Program's Nursing Education Leadership in a Digital World track prepares the experienced professional registered nurse to practice in a variety of leadership positions in the ever-changing world of nursing education. Grounded in nursing education practice and guided by healthcare theory and research, the graduate will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide leadership in a nursing education setting.

    Courses for an MSN degree in Leadership in Nursing Program's Nursing Education Leadership in a Digital World track focus on:

    • Nursing Education Leadership
    • Ethics
    • Health policy
    • Curriculum design and evaluation
    • Information technology
    • Conflict management
    • Teaching and learning strategies
    • Resource allocation
    • Best practices in nursing education

    Admission Criteria

    Admission decisions for acceptance into Kennesaw State University’s Leadership in Nursing Program Master of Science in Nursing are based on overall evaluation of the following components:

    • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited institution with a satisfactory GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Minimum one year of full-time professional experience as a Registered Nurse, documented in a professional resume. (Experience must have occurred within the last five years and have involved direct patient care.)
    • Current unencumbered RN licensure in the state of Georgia (submit copy).
    • The General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.
    • A formal statement of personal goals for the program.
    • Undergraduate research course.
    • Undergraduate statistics course.
    • Undergraduate physical assessment course.
    • Two professional letters of reference.

    The Application Deadline is March 1st of each year.

    Transfer Credit

    Up to 9 semester hours or 15 quarter hours of graduate work from other accredited institutions may be transferred. This work must correspond to the MSN curriculum at Kennesaw State University. Decisions regarding potential transfer will be made by the Associate Program Director.

    Grades and Progression

    Students must earn a grade of B (80) or better in each course to progress in the program. See the Graduate Catalog link for Academic Policies for further information about Academic Warning and Academic Exclusion.

    Candidacy for Graduation

    To graduate a grade of B (80) or better is required in all courses. MSN candidates must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of their degree requirements.

    Schedule of Courses

    Fall Semester

    NURS 7736 - 3 Hours
    NURS 7745 - 4 Hours
    NURS 7765 - 2 Hours
    Practicum - 45 Hours
    Spring Semester

    NURS 7747 - 3 Hours
    NURS 7751 - 3 Hours
    NURS 8873 - 4 Hours
    Practicum - 135 Hours
    Summer Semester

    NURS 7752 - 3 Hours
    NURS 7753 - 3 Hours
    NURS 8874 - 3 Hours
    Practicum - 90 Hours
    Fall Semester

    NURS 7755 - 2 Hours
    NURS 7754 - 3 Hours
    NURS 8875 - 4 Hours
    NURS 8863 - 3 Hours
    Practicum - 135 Hours

    Please Note: Program is offered as an online hybrid format with many classes meeting only once per month. A part time study option is also available.

    Contact an Advisor

    Jane Brannan, Ed.D., R.N.
    Track Coordinator
    470-578-6066
    jbrannan@kennesaw.edu
    Genie Dorman, Ph.D., R.N.
    Associate Director of Graduate Nursing Programs
    470-578-6172
    gdorman@kennesaw.edu

     

     

  • Nursing Administration and Transformational Leadership

    Nursing Administration and Transformational Leadership

    The MSN in Leadership in Nursing Program's Nursing Administration and Transformational Leadership track prepares nurse leaders for a myriad of healthcare institutions and agencies, especially for roles that are expanding in scope and intensifying in complexity related to healthcare administration and nursing leadership. The program is available ON-LINE and takes only 15 months to complete! Please note: Students are required to come to campus once or twice a semester.

    The MSN Leadership in Nursing Program's Nursing Administration and Transformational Leadership track prepares nursing graduates for leadership and administrative positions in healthcare. The Master of Science in Nursing program is grounded in practice and guided by healthcare theory and research. The on-line/web enhanced track focuses on:

    • Healthcare policy theory, issues, finance and operations
    • Conflict management
    • Global initiatives in healthcare
    • Leadership strategies in development and implementation
    • Transformational leadership skills, organization assessment, business ethics
    • Climate analysis, communication, cultural competency and information management
    • Ethical decision making

    Admission Criteria

    Admission decisions for acceptance into Kennesaw State University’s Leadership in Nursing Program Master of Science in Nursing are based on overall evaluation of the following components:

    • Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited institution with a satisfactory GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Current unencumbered RN licensure in the state of Georgia (submit copy).
    • General Test of Graduate Examination (GRE) is required.
    • A formal statement of personal goals for the program.
    • Undergraduate research course.
    • Two professional letters of reference.

    The Application Deadline is March 1st of each year.

    Apply Here

    Transfer Credit

    Up to 9 semester hours or 15 quarter hours of graduate work from other accredited institutions may be transferred. This work must correspond to the MSN curriculum at Kennesaw State University. Decisions regarding potential transfer will be made by the Associate Program Director.

    Grades and Progression

    Students must earn a grade of B (80) or better in each course to progress in the program. See the Graduate Catalog link for Academic Policies for further information about Academic Warning and Academic Exclusion.

    Candidacy for Graduation

    To graduate a grade of B (80) or better is required in all courses. MSN candidates must petition to graduate at least one semester prior to completion of their degree requirements.

    Schedule of Courses

    Fall Semester

    NURS 7793 - 4 Hours
    NURS 7796 - 4 Hours
    NURS 7745 - 4 Hours
    Spring Semester

    NURS 7747 - 3 Hours
    NURS 6150 - 3 Hours
    NURS 8880 - 3 Hours
    Practicum - 90 Hours
    Summer Semester

    NURS 7780 - 3 Hours
    NURS 7794 - 3 Hours
    NURS 8881 - 3 Hours
    Practicum - 90 Hours
    Fall Semester

    NURS 7795 - 3 Hours
    NURS 8863 - 0-3 Variable Hours
    NURS 8882 - 4 Hours
    Practicum - 135 Hours

    Please Note: Program is offered totally online. A part time study option is also available.

    Contact an Advisor

    Patricia Hart, Ph.D., R.N.
    Coordinator and Associate Professor
    470-578-2506
    phart@kennesaw.edu
    Genie Dorman, Ph.D., R.N.
    Associate Director of Graduate Nursing Programs
    470-578-6172
    gdorman@kennesaw.edu

 

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