Health Systems Management Advanced Practice Nursing
MSN Degree Programs
- Heath Systems Management (HSM)
- Heath Systems Management (HSM), with focus on Health-Care Informatics
- Heath Systems Management (HSM), with focus on Outcomes Performance Management
The Niehoff School of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing degree in health systems management to prepare nurse leaders for 21st century health-care challenges. This major provides students with the skills and competencies that recognized nurse leaders in the field have identified as essential for success in the current health care system. Nurses must have the knowledge to lead in a new health-care system that can simultaneously incorporate modern technology, evidence-based decision making, information and outcomes management, along with nurses' core values of quality care.
An advanced practice degree in health systems management provides an individual with the tools necessary for this system redesign. This innovate master's program prepares nurse leaders by combining core nursing and administration concepts and theories with subspecialty preparation in either health-care informatics or outcomes performance management.
Health-Care Informatics students will learn how to:
- Transform data into information and health-care systems that guide clinical decision-making
- Contribute to the creation of electronic patient records
- Design systems to identify patient outcomes
- Design systems to provide more accurate information for cost of care and resource allocation
- Develop databases to represent the important outcomes of nursing practice
Outcomes Performance Management students will learn how to:
- Develop quality improvement tools and facilitate improvement activities
- Measure and manage outcomes and costs of intervention
- Foster evidence-based practice
- Manage diverse provider and patient groups in traditional health care, primary care and non-traditional settings
- Improve nurse retention through coaching, preceptoring and mentoring
The Health Systems Management specialty track requires 38-41 semester hours of study. Students preferring a general program plan select any nine semester hours from the specialty options offered. Those desiring to specialize in either health-care informatics or outcomes performance management select nine semester hours from that specialty.
Clinical Experience Requirement
2,000 hours of recent clinical nursing experience is required prior to beginning the first practicum in the nursing specialty to which you are applying.