The Master of Science, Nursing Administration is a program that prepares graduates to be leaders and managers in diverse settings: hospitals, long term care facilities, community service agencies, governmental agencies and facilities, and corporations. Graduates use their organizational, analytic, strategic planning, financial, human resources, and evaluation skills across healthcare organizations.
The focus of your program is your personalized Degree Plan. The Degree Plan is a detailed blueprint of the courses you will need to complete in order to earn your degree. The Degree Plan also lays out the accompanying learning resources and assessments that compose your program. The list of courses in the Degree Plan is often referred to as the standard path. The amount of time it takes to complete your program depends on both the amount of new information you need to learn and the amount of time you plan to devote each week to study. Your program mentor and course instructors will help you assess your strengths and development needs to establish a study plan.
Your Degree Plan includes courses needed to complete your program. To obtain your degree, you will be required to demonstrate your skills and knowledge by completing the assessment(s) for each course. In general, there are two types of assessments: performance assessments and objective assessments. Performance assessments contain, in most cases, multiple scored tasks such as projects, essays, and research papers. Objective assessments include multiple-choice items, multiple-selection items, matching, short answer, drag-and-drop, and point-and-click item types, as well as case study and video-based items. and videobased items. Certifications verified through third parties may also be included in your program. More detailed information about each assessment is provided in each
A learning resource can be an e-textbook, online module, study guide, simulation, virtual lab, tutorial, or a combination of these. The cost of most learning resources are included in your tuition and Learning Resource Fee. They can be accessed or enrolled for through your courses. Some degree-specific resources are not covered by your tuition, and you will need to cover those costs separately. AIU also provides a robust library to help you obtain additional learning resources, as needed.
|Nursing Theory & Advance Practice||First year first semester||3|
|Health Policy and ethics||First year first semester||3|
|Nursing Administration I: Role of the Nurse Admin||First year first semester||3|
|Managing population Health||First year summer semester||3|
|Organizational Design & Structure||First year summer semester||3|
|Nursing issues, Informatics & Technology||Second year first semester||3|
|Research||Second year first semester||3|
|Financial & Resource Management for Nurse Leaders||Second year first semester||3|
|Nursing Administration II: Mgmt. of Resources||Second year first semester||3|
|Systems Management & Leadership for Nurse Leaders||Second year second semester||3|
|Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management||Second year second semester||3|
|Nursing Administration III: Nursing Admin. Capstone||Second year second semester||3|
Teaching strategies are matched to student learning styles. It reflects ongoing formative and summative assessment driven by continuous improvement. Teachers will focus on learners and provide environments that facilitate student learning where desired learner outcomes (cognitive, affective and psychomotor) are archived.
Before applying to any particular degree program at AIU, you have to meet the following criteria.
An interview will also be conducted for certain applicants.
If the Baccalaureate degree was completed outside of the United States:
|93% - 100%||A||4.0|
|90% - 92%||A+||3.7|
|87% - 89%||B+||3.3|
|83% - 86%||B||3.0|
|80% - 82%||B-||2.7|
|77% - 79%||C+||2.3|
|73% - 76%||C||2.0|
|70% - 72%||C-||1.7|
|67% - 69%||D+||1.3|
|63% - 66%||D||1.0|
|60% - 62%||D-||0.7|
|0% - 59%||F||0|