B.S./M.S. in Nursing/Executive Program for Nursing & Health Care Management

B.S./M.S. in Nursing/Executive Program for Nursing & Health Care Management

The 160-credit Executive Program for Nursing and Health Care Management provides advance nursing content and an understanding of complex nursing issues through courses taught by both nursing and business faculty members.

It prepares nurses for leadership positions in hospitals, nursing homes, community health centers, HMOs, home care agencies, consulting firms and entrepreneurial ventures.

The program is approved by the New York State Education Department and is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

With appropriate experience, graduates are eligible to take a national certification examination administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Organize the Nursing Department in developing its vision and mission in concert with the clinical facilities through the delineation of professional authority, functional responsibilities, lines of communications and professional relationships.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate standards of patient care and standards of nursing practice that ensure safety and therapeutically effective nursing care of patients.
  • Control and evaluate the fiscal management of the institution to meet the nursing needs of patient care.
  • Make sound decisions based on analytical skills, problem solving techniques and use of resources, information and communication technology.
  • Collaborate with the administrative staff, other department personnel and representatives of allied groups in planning for coordinated services to patients.
  • Manage the effects of change in the clinical environment and the health care delivery system effectively.
  • Communicate QI (Quality Improvement) findings and recommendations to the nursing staff, to the hospital oversight committees and to the governing body of the institution.


Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn
School of Nursing

Peggy Tallier, Interim Dean