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Welcome from Dr. Mary O'Connor

The Department of Nursing faculty and staff welcome you to California University of Pennsylvania's online MSN program in Nursing Administration and Leadership!  

These are exciting times for nursing and healthcare. The MSN in Nursing Administration and Leadership program prepares graduates in the advanced practice roles of administrators and leaders. Today's nurse administrators and leaders depend on a thorough understanding of management, legal and ethical issues, finance, and marketing in order to achieve the expectations of their job. Highly developed managers and leaders make a difference in patient safety and patient outcomes, staff preparation, job satisfaction, and ultimately retention of nurses. Nurse administrators are expected to design, develop and lead systems consistent with healthcare quality standards. Also, the current level of economic competition within, between, and among healthcare organizations mandates that employers recognize and appreciate sound business expertise, and that their hiring practices reflect these values.

The MSN in Nursing Administration and Leadership develops strong and visionary leaders who are competent in all of dimensions of the role and are able to respond effectively to today's dynamic healthcare environment. The program builds upon the BSN prepared nurse's undergraduate foundation in nursing leadership.  It fosters a learning environment that allows nurses to build their knowledge base in order to effectively and creatively apply what they have learned. The courses and content blend concepts and practice in the areas of nursing theory and research, health promotion and disease prevention, health policy, management, organization, delivery systems of patient care, human resource management, legal and ethical practice, and health care finance based upon the United States health care system.

If you are interested in learning more about the MSN program, please send an e-mail to msnonline@calu.edu or call or call 1-866-595-6348.

View our Online MSN Program in Nursing Administration and Leadership.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Mary O'Connor, PhD, RN
MSN in Nursing and Leadership Program Director; Global Online Coordinator for Nursing

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