What's Distinctive About This Program?
- Convenience of class time and location Required classes are held on-site at NYC hospital facilities.
- Networking opportunities Special programs bring executives from the field to meet with students.
- Experienced, caring faculty Faculty is invested in student success and available for one-on-one meetings throughout your studies.
- Direct professional applicability Coursework enables students to immediately start making informed management decisions on the job.
Is this program right for me?
The Nurse Leaders program is designed for bachelor's degree-prepared registered nurses who are either already in leadership and management roles.
The program may be completed part-time over two academic years and will provide the highest level of service possible to students as they continue their professional work concurrent with their studies.
Academic Requirements and Curriculum
Students complete 36 credits consisting of four core courses (16 credits), four electives (16 credits), and a Capstone end event (4 credits). Review the program/degree requirements checksheet.
I. Required Core Courses (5 courses, 16 credits)
II. Sample Elective Courses (4 - 8 courses, 16 credits)
Students will work with a faculty advisor to select 16 credits of elective coursework from NYU Wagner's offerings as well as the other Schools at New York University including the College of Nursing. Up to 8 credits may be taken outside of the Wagner School.
III. End Event (2 courses, 4 credits)
Working in teams and under the supervision of a NYU Wagner faculty member, students use an evidence-based approach to design and recommend management interventions to respond to organizational challenges and opportunities for a client organization in the health care field. The Capstone course is completed in two semesters during the student's final year in the program. Capstone teams are required to share their project results during a special end event which is open to the entire Wagner community.
Beyond the Classroom
The Executive MPA for Nurse Leaders is specially designed to be a cohort-based program. To facilitate the development of a strong sense of community and provide learning opportunities that are not available in the traditional classroom, the following extra-curricular activities are offered:
Executive Master of Public AdministrationConcentration for Nurse LeadersHealth.
Sonia OspinaHow does leadership happen?Leadership.
Anthony KovnerWhat greater role can Evidence-Based Management play in healthcare?Health.
David SchachterThe Capstone ProgramCapstone.
Victor RodwinHow does the healthcare in NYC compare to other world cities?Health.
NYU Wagner Partners with New York-Presbyterian Hospital
In 2006 NYU Wagner and New York-Presbyterian Hospital partnered to create this important opportunity for nurses. This unique collaboration has enriched the NYU Wagner community by attracting inspiring nurses and is training nurse leaders to add new knowledge to their work while giving them the skills they need to become more effective managers.
Principal Faculty Advisor
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Please note that the Nurse Leaders program begins during the fall semester only.