MSN Nursing Management & Executive Leadership

The Master of Science in Nursing Management and Executive Leadership track is designed to prepare graduates to assume greater responsibility across all levels of a healthcare organization in order to impact and improve systems and processes to improve patient outcomes.

Graduates have careers in a wide range of organizations: inpatient, ambulatory, integrated systems and community-based.

Offered in an asynchronous online, 8-week course format, the nursing courses are designed to respond to the unique needs of adult learners who have current nursing practice experience.

MSN Scholarships Available

Students new to the college’s MSN program enrolled by Fall 2020 will receive a $1,350 scholarship toward their first course, and a $825 scholarship toward their second course. All courses after will be the normal rate of $575 per credit for D-HH employees and Colby-Sawyer alumni, and $600 for all other applicants.

Nursing Management & Executive Leadership Curriculum
GNUR 514* 1cr Advanced Role Development in Nursing*
GNUR 512 3cr Health Care Systems, Policy & Leadership
GNUR 510 3cr Evidence-Based Practice & Applied Nursing Research
GNUR 520* 3cr Health Care Delivery Systems
GNUR 513 3cr Population Health
GNUR 530 3cr Role Development for Nursing Management & Executive Leadership
GNUR 540 3cr Organizational Behavior in Healthcare
GNUR 504 3cr Clinical Quality Improvement I
GNUR 511 5cr Clinical Quality Improvement II (3/2)
GNUR 545 3cr Principles of Business and Finance in Healthcare
GNUR 586 6cr Nursing Management & Executive Leadership Capstone
*taken only once
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Powerful Partners

The relationship between Colby-Sawyer and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health dates back to 1981 when the college first began preparing nurses at the Bachelor of Science level. Since then, Colby-Sawyer students have benefited from nursing clinical placements, internships, and various other experiential learning opportunities within the state's largest health system and only academic medical center and Level I trauma center.

Today, with help from generous financial support from D-HH and instruction from career healthcare professionals, Colby-Sawyer is proud to offer a Master of Science in Nursing program to further advance the careers of healthcare workers.