Fairfield University's Master of Science in Nursing–Nursing Leadership is an advanced education nurse generalist degree created in response to an urgent call for better patient outcomes and improved coordination in the delivery of healthcare services. Students learn to address the future demands in the field, such as needs of an aging population, chronic illness management, health promotion and disease prevention, and integrated healthcare leadership. Additionally, graduates of the program will provide leadership at all levels of healthcare to move organizations toward evidence-based systems of care, to produce better patient outcomes.
This is the perfect degree for graduate nurses who do not wish to be nurse practitioners but want to maximize career options in dynamic healthcare environments, including management, clinical nurse leaders, nurse navigators, care coordinators (trauma and stroke), hospital education, adjunct clinical faculty, quality improvement, risk management, and a variety of newly emerging roles. To better align students with the growing needs of interdisciplinary healthcare, students can choose from the variety of courses in any of the graduate programs on campus.