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Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Administration, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The primary purpose of this track is to develop qualities and skills to be effective nursing leaders within local, regional or national healthcare settings. Students in this track are prepared to be an integral member and leader of decision-making teams to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction. They also develop expertise in understanding the delivery of healthcare from a regional, national and global perspective, key concepts of business management, budgeting processes, management of human resources, and how to develop and implement a strategic plan to attain performance excellence.

Programme Structure

  • Ethics and Moral Leadership
  • Effective Leadership in Healthcare Organizations
  • Financial Management for Healthcare Leaders
  • Human Resources Management in Healthcare Organizations
  • Leadership in Advanced Administrative Practice Roles
  • Health Policy, Politics and Advocacy
  • Nursing Theory and Research
  • Healthcare Informatics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

• Completion of an undergraduate statistics and research course with a grade of “C” or better. If not completed, the courses

must be

 taken in conjunction with graduate courses at Alvernia University.

• Minimum of one (1) year recent relevant practice in nursing.

• Three (3) recommendations (preferably from professional nurses with graduate degrees) regarding applicant’s practice and

potential

 for graduate work in nursing. (*) In lieu of letters, MSN candidates must obtain references using specific form supplied

with the

 admission packet.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    755 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 755 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    755 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 755 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Reading

  • 1015 - 1680 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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