Build critical skills and knowledge to make a bigger impact on health care policies and practices, and to be a leader in high-performing health care organizations. The curriculum, which is modeled on the Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing established by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, includes advanced theories, research, and evidence-based practices of nurse executive leadership and administration. You’ll also explore, define, and develop traits that nurse executives need to manage health care quality and safety, manage the finance and operations of the health care organization, lead health care innovations, and respond to health care challenges and trends. Five field experiences, each connected to a specific course in your specialization, offer opportunities to put your courseroom learning into real-world action. Specialization faculty combine top credentials, leadership experience, and backgrounds in frontline nursing. Capella’s multidisciplinary approach to nursing means you’ll prepare to address leadership and administration issues by strategically collaborating with leaders across the public administration, public safety, and health care fields. People interested in this specialization include nurses pursuing nurse executive roles in a variety of health care delivery settings.
Review of this specialization is pending in KS, KY, ND, SC and WA.
North Carolina residents are currently not eligible to enroll in this specialization.