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Whether you're currently supervising other nurses in your unit or thinking about advancing your career, you are already making critical decisions that affect your future.
An NYU Wagner Executive MPA combines the latest in health care management research with opportunities for real world application to prepare nursing professionals to provide effective leadership in today's complex hospital and healthcare systems.
The Nurse Leaders program is designed for bachelor's degree-prepared registered nurses who are either already in leadership and management roles or looking for advancement. Admission is based on a candidate's full profile, including prior academic record, professional achievements, letters of reference and a personal statement.
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.
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.
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 Universit,y including the College of Nursing. Up to 8 credits may be taken outside of the Wagner School.
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.
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:
Director and Principal Faculty Advisor
Please note that the Nurse Leaders program begins during the fall semester only.
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.