Step 1: Review Degree Requirements

Your first semester is entirely prescribed by program requirements. After you have registered for your courses, you should participate in a mandatory online Registration Advisement Webinar as soon as possible to gain a comprehensive understanding of degree requirements and your program.

For detailed information about your degree requirements including the Program Requirement Checksheet, please visit the Executive MPA: Concentration for Nurse Leaders program page.

EMPA: Concentration for Nurse Leaders Required Courses:

Fall 2017 Courses
6 credits total

You must register for the following courses for this fall:

  • EXEC-GP 1830 Introduction to Health Policy and Management (3 credits)
  • HPAM-GP 1833 Health Services Management (3 credits)

Note: These are all required core cohort courses that must be taken in your first fall semester.

Spring 2018 Courses
You may take 6-7.5 credits total. Students who wish to take a 3-credit course in January (intensive session within spring semester) may take 9 credits total.

You must register for the following courses in the spring:

Note: This is a required core cohort course that must be taken in your first spring semester.

  • Elective coursework (3 – 6 credits)

Summer 2018 Courses
You may take 6 credits total, but typically, students take 1.5-3 credits in summer. Taking courses in summer is not required, but you may choose to do so.

  • Elective coursework (1.5 – 6 Credits)

Fall 2018 Courses
6 credits total

You must register for the following courses in the fall:

  • EXEC-GP 2811 Continuous Quality Improvement for Healthcare Leaders (3 credits)

Note: This is a required core cohort course that must be taken in your second fall semester.

  • CAP-GP 3890 Capstone: Advanced Project for Healthcare Leaders I (1.5 credits)                   

Note: Capstone is a year-long required course, so you will register for it in your second fall and second spring.

  • Elective coursework (1.5 credits)

Spring 2019 Course
You may take 6-7.5 credits total. Students who wish to take a 3-credit course in January (intensive session within spring semester) may take 9 credits total.

You must register for the following course in the spring:

  • CAP-GP 3891 Capstone: Advanced Project for Healthcare Leaders II (1.5 credits)
  • Elective coursework (4.5 – 7.5 credits) 

Next: Step 2