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Nursing and Healthcare Administration Program
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a focus in Nursing and Health Care Administration integrates concepts and principles from 11 courses in nursing administration, 1 nursing leadership elective and 3 elective courses from the healthcare management major in the Wharton School of Business or the Organizational Dynamics Graduate Program in the School of Arts & Sciences. 

In general students focus their study in operations management, healthcare consulting, or project management. Relevant minors also include health informaticsorganizational dynamics or quality improvement and safety processes in healthcare.

The program culminates with a capstone administrative practicum that provides the student an opportunity to work with a nurse leader. Practicum sites have included the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), The Advisory Board Company (ABC), Independence Blue Cross (IBC) and Mainline Health Systems to name a few.  Graduates of this program have been employed in myriad roles including healthcare consulting; project management in healthcare organizations e.g., quality improvement, informatics, magnet coordination; or nursing management/executive positions in a variety of healthcare settings.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates meet the educational eligibility requirements for national certification as a Nurse Executive from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Click Plans of Study for more information on course requirements and to view a full-time plan of study for the Nursing and Healthcare Administration program.