Wright State University’s College of Health, Education, and Human Services recognizes the dynamic changes in health care and offers a comprehensive concentration for the Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems.
The purpose of the concentration is to prepare individuals for nursing leadership or administrative positions in a variety of health care settings. The Master of Science degree prepares graduates to develop sound health care decision-making based on organizational, economic, leadership and nursing theories. The concentration consists of core nursing courses built upon with essential nursing administration courses.
Apply to the Wright State University Graduate School
The documents listed below should be uploaded directly to your Graduate School online application. Please do not send these materials to the School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences.
- Graduate School application (online)
- Transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- Resume/curriculum vitae
- Statement of professional goals (250 words maximum)
- Provide name and email address of two references for letters of recommendation
- Current or most recent supervisor
- Faculty member from your nursing program or previous employer
When the Graduate School application is complete, notification will automatically be sent to the School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences, and we will communicate our application requirements.
Apply to the College of Nursing and Health
- School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences application
- BCII and FBI background check results
The School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences will provide instructions on how to complete the above steps once we receive notification of the completed Graduate School application. All school-required documents should be sent directly to the school.
- Be a bachelor’s prepared nurse, having earned a B.S.N. in nursing from an accredited institution.
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for your bachelor’s degree and any subsequent graduate work.
- Hold an active, unencumbered nursing license in U.S. International applicants who have not obtained an RN license in the U.S. must provide proof of passing the CGFNS Qualifying Examination prior to applying. See the Ohio Board of Nursing website for more details. All students are required to hold an active, unencumbered Registered Nurse License in the U.S. prior to begin clinical rotations.
- Provide evidence of no criminal record on file through a clear BCI/FBI background screen.
- Provide proof of English proficiency (international students only). Detailed information may be found on the procedure and policies at the graduate school website.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate will be prepared to:
- Examine scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
- Demonstrate leadership skills necessary for ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships, and a systems-perspective to promote high quality and safe patient care.
- Apply quality principles within an organization and articulate the methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality.
- Apply evidence-based outcomes within the practice setting, resolving practice problems, working as a change agent, and disseminating results.
- Use communication strategies and patient-care technologies to integrate, coordinate, deliver and enhance care.
- Examine the policy development process and advocacy strategies necessary to intervene at the system level to influence health and health care.
- Use communication strategies necessary for interprofessional collaboration and consultation to manage and coordinate care.
- Integrate broad, organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations.
- Demonstrate advanced level of understanding of nursing and relevant sciences as well as the ability to integrate this knowledge into practice including both direct and indirect care components that influence healthcare outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems.
For More Information
All students are required to complete a graduate level statistics course prior to NUR 7005 - Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice course. This concentration has a rolling admission with no specific deadline. Please see sample full-time pattern below. Individualized plans, including part-time, will be developed on admission by the associate director of the concentration.
Program Core and Electives
Administration of Nursing and Health Care Systems
6 credit hours required [1 communication (EDL 9870 or PPH 7530) and 1 other course is required].