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Nursing and Healthcare Management

Program Overview   

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Nursing and Health Care Management prepares graduates for management positions. The program is comprised of courses in management, health care leadership, and advanced nursing. 

The MSN-Health Care Management program offers:  

  • High value, academic quality, and reasonable educational cost   
  • Practicum experiences with leaders and managers in health care 
  • Accessible location  
  • Many course offerings online 
  • A customized, flexible program plan developed with a consistent faculty adviser. 

Kent's graduates have taken leadership positions in top medical centers, hospitals, and private and public organizations. Depending on nursing work experience, graduates are eligible for middle and upper-level management positions in health care organizations.  

Faculty for the Nursing and Health Care Management program bring perspectives grounded in clinical and management experience, informing their teaching and research in lively and interesting ways. Students are encouraged to confer with their adviser frequently due to the customized sequencing of courses.

The excellent reputation of the graduate nursing and management programs at Kent State University has served students well, allowing them to maximize leadership competencies in:  

  • Communication  
  • Decision-making
  • Information and research literacy  
  • Planning and implementation  
  • Interpersonal relations, team building, and networking

Program Director 

  • Susan Taft PhD, RN ( staft@kent.edu
  • 330-672-8839 or 28839 on-campus dial for free
  • Home office: 216-595-9011 

Elective Options for MSN-Health Care Management Plan 

  • ECON 62010, Survey of Economics
  • MKTG 65051, Marketing Management
  • MKTG 65184, International Business
  • PADM 60379, Program Evaluation
  • MIS 64160, Leadership & Organizational Change
  • ECON 52086, Economics of Health Care
  • MIS 64158, Leadership & Managerial Assessment
  • FIN 66050, Legal & Ethical Environment of Mgmt. 
  • PADM 60376, Labor-Management Relations in the Public Sector
  • PADM 60471, Nonprofit Law
  • PADM 60472, Nonprofit Board-Executive Relationships
  • PADM 60477, Non-profit Financial Resource Development
  • Courses in Health Informatics or Public Health

Total Credit hours for the program - 36 credit hours

  • Specialty - 6-10 credit hours 
  • Nursing Core Courses - 7 credit hours  
  • Research - 5-9 credit hours  
  • Role Component - 18-22 credit hours  
  • Elective Options - 6 credit hours
Post-Master's Certificate
In the Kent State College of Nursing, post-master's certificate programs are available to individuals who hold a Master's Degree in nursing.

Click here for information about the Nursing and Healthcare Management post-master's certificate.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall 2014: June 1, 2014
  • Spring 2015: November 1, 2014

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