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Nurse Executive Track

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

MSN Nurse Executive Track

Lead the Way to a Brighter Future in Healthcare

Program Benefits

How does the practicum benefit you?

The program coincides with completing your 144-hours of practicum experience and working closely with 
your mentor and faculty members to achieve your overall goals. The practicum provides you with the
opportunity to view a healthcare organization through the lens of a senior leader and practice the skills
you have learned in your previous courses.

MSN Executive Track Courses

Leadership & Nursing Practice: Role Development

With an interdisciplinary viewpoint, explore personal and strategic leadership components for diverse healthcare settings to promote positive healthcare outcomes through advanced evidence based collaborative practice. The course emphasizes leadership concepts including communication, ethics, negotiation, advocacy and a caring person-centered practice environment. Information related to living leadership within teams, systems, communities and professional organizations are discussed. With the use of active learning, students will be able to practice problem solving and change techniques in selected leadership scenarios to foster a caring person-centered practice environment.

Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Organizations

This course focuses on leadership and management of healthcare organizations, emphasizing organizational structure, processes and outcome.

Healthcare Operational Planning & Management

This course focuses on synthesizing organizational and management theories in relation to strategic planning and management, changing care-delivery systems, human and financial resource management, decision making, professional practice, management-information systems and meeting accreditation and legal standard.

Financial Management in Healthcare Organizations

Examine the concepts and issues in budget formulation, decision making, variance analysis, financing in healthcare, models for forecasting, addressing throughput issues, implementing professional practice models and program planning. The emphasis is on practical methods and techniques within a wide variety of healthcare situations.

Healthcare Systems Management

This course focuses on a systems theory approach in providing patient-centered and value-added care and critical thinking and decision making to coordinate and deliver quality and cost-effective patient care. Examine different modes of organizing nursing care, managing care within a multidisciplinary-team framework and promoting effective teamwork.

Program Outcomes

What Roles Will I Be Prepared For?

Live Your Life and Earn Your Degree at the Same Time

Flexible scheduling and our 100% online coursework can make it easy to fit 
classes into your life, instead of building your life around your class schedule.

Earn your degree in as few as 2 years by taking 1 course at a time

No mandatory login times

100% online coursework

24/7 access to the online platform, online & Chamberlain services

How to Enroll

Requirements for Admission

Tuition & Expenses

What types of financial assistance are available?

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Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice program, and post graduate APRN certificate program at Chamberlain University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, ( For the most updated accreditation information, visit

Chamberlain University confers online degrees from its Main Campus in Addison, IL.

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