The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) – Health Systems Administration (H.S.A.) with Case Management program in the College of Nursing has been ranked among the top 20 online master's degree programs in nursing administration and leadership by Healthcare Management Degree Guide.
Seton Hall University was ranked 16th.
Only nursing programs with accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) were eligible for consideration. Programs were evaluated to determine value based on four points: affordability of education, emphasis on leadership, appeal to students, and requirement for experiential learning.
"We are pleased to have our online master's in Health Systems Administration included in this ranking," says Dr. Mary Meehan, Seton Hall Interim President. "Led by our experienced faculty, this program prepares nurses to become leaders in healthcare decision-making."
According to Associate Professor Jamesetta Halley-Boyce, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.C.H.E., who serves as program director, the HSA program has experienced a transformation over the years. In addition to the Nursing Administration skills, the current program is enhanced to prepare the nurse to function as a Healthcare executive. Termed Executive Nursing Practice, the current program includes all of the contemporary strategies the Nursing executive must embrace to assure the delivery and administration of safe, effective, therapeutic, culturally sensitive and compassionate care in a healthcare setting, i.e., acute hospital, ambulatory care, long term care and transitional care, among others.
Although Finance and other non-nursing/operations competencies were included in the former Nursing Administration Graduate Program, the current M.S.N. in Health Systems Administration with Case Management includes clinical internships with a Chief Financial Officer, the Vice President of Managed Care, and or the Chief Operations Officer. Under their mentorship, students observe the role and impact of their respective functions on the patient experience and the Hospital's financial health. In these real world environments, hot-button issues such as reimbursement systems, evidence based practice and legal/risk management, among many others, can be evaluated to determine formative solutions.
States Halley-Boyce, "The future of healthcare is changing, and the competencies required to not only perform successfully in the new, reformed environment, but thrive in response to new clinical and financial challenges are transformative and life changing for my students. They are prepared to lead the charge, champion change and adapt to the future."
View the 2017 Healthcare Management Degree Guide Rankings here.
Learn more about the M.S.N. in Health Systems Administration with Case Management here.
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