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  Jul 22, 2024
2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Summer Addendum 
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2022-2023 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Summer Addendum [Archived Catalog]

MSN Nursing Leadership and Administration

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Program Overview

The 33 credit hour Master of Science in Nursing; Nursing Leadership and Administration program provides students with knowledge, skills, and expertise to become leaders in the field of nursing in diverse healthcare environments. Students will be eligible upon graduation to apply for the ANCC Nurse Executive Certification Examination as well as optional certification as a Nurse Manager and Leader and Executive Nursing Practice through the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).

Philosophy of Nursing

The programs believe that nursing is a dynamic process in which the provider and the client (individual, family, or community) work together to achieve health promotion, disease prevention, and disease management for the client across the lifespan. Nursing has a holistic view of the client based on physiologic, psychosocial, and spiritual principles.

Nurses use clinical judgment, communication, and nursing skills to assist a diverse population of clients in meeting their needs and achieving optimal health. The nurse practices within an ethical and legal framework and embraces evidence-based practice.

The faculty believe that nursing is a dynamic profession that encompasses a global view of health for the individual from prevention through tertiary care within their cultural and spiritual beliefs.

Philosophy of Healthcare Education 

The program is committed to providing excellent education to a diverse student population. Based on the belief that life-long learning is essential to continued competence, the programs strive to empower students to function independently and utilize critical thinking. Faculty members serve as facilitators and role models and expect students to function as adult learners.

The faculty of the program embrace current and future technology as a tool to be used appropriately for the enhanced learning experience of the individual student.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

Professional Practice

  • Students will be able to analyze organizational behavior among individuals, teams and departments and lead the improvement of care processes, outcomes and the patient experience within the context of ethical and legal principles when making decisions regarding healthcare delivery
  • Students will be able to integrate science and theories from nursing and other health related disciplines to provide holistic and quality healthcare solutions for diverse population groups
  • Students will be able to plan, implement, and evaluate strategies to guide and lead diverse teams within an organization or healthcare system toward successful outcomes


  • Students will be able to implement the role of the nurse leader or nurse administrator within the context of culturally congruent, theory-based, evidence-based, ethical, and holistic patient- centered in a variety of settings.   

Professional Behavior

  • Students will be able to collaborate with other interdisciplinary professionals on strategies and resources to use to improve the health of patients and communities in which they work and live.
  • Students will be able to evaluate healthcare policy, regulatory, legal, economic and sociocultural environments to advocate for patients and effect change in the healthcare system at the local, state, national, and international level within the context of culturally congruent, theory-based, evidence-based, ethical, and holistic patient- centered in a variety of settings.


  • Students will be able to synthesize and translate scholarship from a variety of sources to promote implementation of evidence-based practice.
  • Students will be able to pursue academic research and critique evidence-based literature drawing from diverse theoretical perspectives and pertinent research to guide decision making that demonstrates best practices for specialist nursing practice in a global society
  • Students will be able to evaluate processes, systems, and utilize current technology to support continuous quality improvement and improve patient outcomes across the care continuum in collaboration with inter-professional team members to deliver theory-based, evidence-based, culturally-congruent, competent, ethical, and holistic patient-center care.

Admission Requirements

The Chicago School is not currently enrolling new students in this program.

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General Pre-Admission Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Non-refundable application fee ($50 USD)
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools where a degree was earned


Specific Pre-Admission Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 or higher
  • Registered Nursing (RN) license in the US in good standing
  • Current resume
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Two (2) letters of professional reference
  • Admission Interview

Applicant Notification

The Chicago School reviews applications on a rolling basis. Once review begins, complete applications will be considered by the Admission Committee and applicants will be notified regarding the admission decision. The Chicago School does not share information or provide any feedback regarding admission decisions.

If a student is offered admission and in order to secure a place in the incoming class, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $250 will be required by the deposit deadline indicated in the offer of admission. The non-refundable deposit will be applied in full toward the student’s tuition upon enrollment.


The following policies are located under Academic Policies and Procedures : Academic Calendar, Admissions Requirements, Attendance, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Service Learning, and Transfer Credit/Course Waiver. 

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