Master of Science in Nursing Case Management
The 37 credit curriculum consists of three levels. Level I contains the core courses which encompass nursing theory, research, current issues, financial concepts and organizational behavior. The core courses provide the foundation for graduate study in nursing and for courses in the specialization and functional areas. Levels II and III contain the specialization and functional nursing components of the curriculum. These are the role courses. Level II emphasizes the clinical and theoretical bases required for nursing case management and administrative practice. Courses focus on case management, client education, clinical management of client aggregates and administration. Level III stresses the application of theory and culminates in practica in nursing administration and in case management where role synthesis and role enactment are achieved.
Courses in case management are designed to prepare nurses to coordinate care, provide clinical management for groups of clients and act as client advocates. Students will become knowledgeable about health care delivery systems and the managed care environment; develop expertise in case management models and process, teaching, outcome measurement, and coordinating services and resources for clients.
The functional concentration in nursing administration focuses on preparing graduates for middle and upper level management roles in health care facilities. Students will develop skills in leadership and management, acquire an understanding of organizational design, health care economics, human resource development, and quality improvement tools.
|Level I (14 Credits)|
|NU-510||Current Issues in Health Care||2|
|NU-520||Research: Design and Utilization||3|
|GB-511||Management and Human Behavior||3|
|NU-515||Health Care Financing and Managed Care||3|
|Level II (12 Credits)|
|NU-530||Concepts in Clinical Nursing||2|
|NU-535||Client Education: Strategies and Community Resources||2|
|NU-540||Practicum in Clinical Nursing||2|
|NU-550||Administration in Health Care Organizations||3|
|NU-555||Case Management I||3|
|Level III (11 Credits)|
|NU-565||Practicum in Nursing Administration||2|
|NU-570||Case Management II||3|
|NU-580||Case Management Practicum and Seminar||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Pharmacolgy for Prescriptive Practice|
|Family Systems and Dynamics 2|
|Performance Improvement in Health Service Organizations|
|Advanced Independent Study in Nursing 3|
|Enterprise Risk Management|
|Statistics for Managers|
|Computer-Based Information Systems|
The elective may be taken in any trimester.
A student who elects to take this course must also take NU-599 for one credit.
NU-599 may be taken for 1-3 credits as needed.
Note: The curriculum consists of three levels; students need to complete all courses in Level I and be midway in Level II before proceeding to the third level.