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Stephanie Scherpa '19

“Elms has taught me how to find evidence-based research and work on implementing the changes for those quality and safety initiatives that affect the patient experience.”

As a nurse manager at Baystate Medical Center, Stephanie leads a 66-member staff. Her passion for nursing leadership led her to complete her MSN at Elms. Click below to learn more about Stephanie’s experience in the MSN program.

MSN in Nursing and Health Services Management

This contemporary program is designed to meet the challenging role and scope of the nurse leader’s practice in today’s healthcare delivery system.

Nursing and Health Services Management graduates are prepared to fill leadership roles across the healthcare delivery system and within a variety of organizational and health care settings.

The program includes two unique and sequential practicum courses that provide opportunities for students to apply knowledge and skills learned — and gain leadership and management experience with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation and creativity.

Quick Info

Click to view course requirements for the MSN in Nursing and Health Services Management.

Core Curriculum

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5005NUR 505Nursing Knowledge and Practice3
NUR 5105NUR 515Translating and Integrating Evidence Into Practice3
NUR 5302NUR 532Health Care Policy and Advocacy3
NUR 6400NUR 640Leadership and Management3

Nursing and Health Services Management Concentration

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6101NUR 611Excel3
NUR 6207NUR 627Financial Management3
HCL 6600HCL 660Global Perspectives in Healthcare Management3
HCL 6105HCL 615Business Dynamics of Healthcare3
HCL 6305HCL 635Managing Human Capital in Healthcare3
HCL 6500HCL 650Information Systems in Healthcare and Nursing3
NUR 6001NUR 601Technology: Methods and Tools for Graduate Study1
NUR 6801NUR 681Nursing and Health Services Management Practicum I3
NUR 6802NUR 682Nursing and Health Services Management Practicum II3

Plan of Study for a Fall Start
September – December Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5005NUR 505Nursing Knowledge and Practice3
NUR 6001NUR 601Technology: Methods and Tools for Graduate Study1
NUR 6400NUR 640Leadership and Management3

January – March Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5105NUR 515Translating and Integrating Evidence Into Practice3
NUR 5302NUR 532Health Care Policy and Advocacy3
NUR 6101NUR 611Excel3

March – June Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6207NUR 627Financial Management3

July – September Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HCL 6305HCL 635Managing Human Capital in Healthcare3

September – December Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HCL 6105HCL 615Business Dynamics of Healthcare3

January – March Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HCL 6500HCL 650Information Systems in Healthcare and Nursing3
HCL 6600HCL 660Global Perspectives in Healthcare Management3

March – June Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6801NUR 681Nursing and Health Services Management Practicum I3

July – September Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6802NUR 682Nursing and Health Services Management Practicum II3

Plan of Study for a January Start
January – March Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5005NUR 505Nursing Knowledge and Practice3
NUR 5302NUR 532Health Care Policy and Advocacy3
NUR 6001NUR 601Technology: Methods and Tools for Graduate Study1

March – June Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5105NUR 515Translating and Integrating Evidence Into Practice3

July to September Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HCL 6305HCL 635Managing Human Capital in Healthcare3

September – December Year 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HCL 6105HCL 615Business Dynamics of Healthcare3
NUR 6400NUR 640Leadership and Management3

January – March Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6101NUR 611Excel3
HCL 6500HCL 650Information Systems in Healthcare and Nursing3
HCL 6600HCL 660Global Perspectives in Healthcare Management3

March – June Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6207NUR 627Financial Management3

July – September Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6801NUR 681Nursing and Health Services Management Practicum I3

September – December Year 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 6802NUR 682Nursing and Health Services Management Practicum II3