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

Nurse leaders and managers have a challenging role within today’s healthcare system. Our program is designed to give you the tools to walk into a management role with confidence.

At Elms, the Nursing and Health Services Management graduates are prepared to step into leadership roles across a variety of organizational and healthcare settings. Our students gain the leadership and management experience for today’s environment where innovation, inclusion, and teamwork are valued assets.

This program includes two back-to-back practicum courses, each teaching a perspective that allows for students to apply knowledge and the skills they have learned from their previous required courses.

Curriculum

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

Plan of Study: 8-Week Semester
Year 1, Fall 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5005Nursing Knowledge & Practice3
NUR 6001Technology: Methods & Tools for Graduate Study1

Year 1, Fall 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
HCL 6105Business Dynamics of Healthcare3
NUR 6400Leadership and Management in Healthcare3

Year 1, Spring 1

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5105Translating and Integrating Evidence into Practice3
NUR 6101Excel1
HCL 6500Information Systems in Healthcare & Nursing3

Year 1, Spring 2

Course #FormerlyCourse Name# of Credit Hours
NUR 5302Health Care Policy and Advocacy3
NUR 6207Financial Management3
HCL 6600Global Perspectives in Healthcare Management3

Year 1, Summer 1

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

Year 2, Fall 1

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

Year 2, Fall 2

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