Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Leadership
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. 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 do want to maximize career options in dynamic healthcare environments. Career options include management, clinical nurse leaders, nurse navigators, care coordinators (trauma, stroke), hospital education, adjunct clinical faculty, quality improvement, risk management, and a variety of newly emerging roles.
The MSN in Nurse Leadership is based on the assumptions and competencies of the AACN and the development of healthcare leaders. The program equips nurses to advocate for change and gives them the skills to make change happen.
The newly redesigned program targets nurses with diverse career specialties, professional goals and personal interests. In addition to a strong core of courses, the curriculum can be customized to meet the diverse needs of the nursing professional, allowing students to choose between two leadership tracks with course work outside the School of Nursing. To better align students with the interdisciplinary healthcare environment, students can choose from the rich variety of course in any of the graduate programs on campus.
Graduates of Fairfield's Nursing Leadership program, will be prepared to address the predominant healthcare dilemmas of the future, including:
- Needs of an aging population
- Chronic illness management
- Health disparities associated with socioeconomic dislocation
- Health promotion and disease prevention
Fairfield offers two tracks within the Nursing Leadership program:
- Clinical Systems Leadership
- Integrated Healthcare Leadership
Fairfield's degree in Nursing Leadership is designed to allow students the flexibility to plan a curriculum to fit their needs and provides the highest quality graduate educational experience. For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Sally Gerard at email@example.com.