Master of Science in Nursing: Leadership and Management

Prepare to Be a Leader in Nursing

Respond to the needs of our 21st-century healthcare system as you expand your knowledge to encompass a wide range of leadership and management tasks as a nurse. By earning a master of science in nursing degree (MSN) with a concentration in leadership and management, you’ll build on your direct care and team experience to develop the skills you need for human resources, communication, strategic assessment, quality initiatives, budgeting, safety and risk management, and more. Prepare to advance your career at a hospital or clinic, as a school or public health nurse, or to become a leader in any other patient care scenario.

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Dr. Maryann Gierloff

Amidst major changes in the nursing profession and the healthcare industry, Dr. Maryann Gierloff prepares students to develop the skills that nurses need to shape the future and improve the health of populations.

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Where Our Alumni Work

Graduates from our MS in nursing program with a concentration in leadership and management hold positions that include nursing shift manager, assistant unit manager, clinical specialist, nurse manager, nurse educator, and clinical preceptor for new nursing students at healthcare providers across Chicagoland. Recent alumni work in areas that include:

  • Operating room at Swedish Covenant Hospital
  • Risk management at Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Pediatric intensive care at University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital
  • Surgical intensive care at Rush University Medical Center
  • Interventional radiology at Loyola University Medical Center
  • Nurse management at Glenbrook Hospital

Dual-Master’s Degree

We offer you the option to complete an MBA or any other business master’s degree in conjunction with the School of Business and Nonprofit Management alongside your MSN degree in the leadership and management concentration. The second master’s degree requires just 24 additional graduate-level credits. All business courses are offered in an intensive 7 1/2 weeks format (quad term) and many can be completed online.

MSN: Leadership & Management Classes

This program includes specialty coursework and practicums that include:

  • Professional Communication and Collaboration
  • Health Care Systems
  • Strategic Nursing Management
  • Transformational Nursing Leadership
  • Eight elective management credits