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.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing/ master's degree program in nursing at Colby-Sawyer College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Rural Health Careers Scholarship

MSN students who are actively employed at a rural healthcare facility in New Hampshire are eligible for the Rural Health Careers Scholarship. You may receive a scholarship up to $1250 per academic semester/term, for a cumulative total of $5,000.

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

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.

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