- Current & Future Students
- For Nursing Masters and Post-Masters students
- 5 graduate courses (includes 2 practica in management)
- Experienced, dedicated faculty
- Practicum experiences are planned specifically for student’s career goals
- KSU Certificate awarded
- Recorded on permanent KSU transcript
- Quality educational experience, reasonable tuition, convenient scheduling
Eligible Applicants: For students currently in a masters nursing program, or post-masters graduates.
Purpose: The program prepares students to develop and expand their management knowledge and skills, whatever their current work position. Can enhance professional effectiveness at work for those not functioning primarily in a leadership role.
Program Description: The five program courses are entirely focused on management skills and functioning. Courses augment knowledge gained from undergraduate and graduate nursing courses by adding new material specific to management activities: budgeting; human resource management; understanding organizational structures, processes, and design, including strategy formulation, organizational theory and culture, interorganizational relationships, technology, and managing organizational change; interpersonal relationships, group dynamics, and leadership; managing organizational politics and conflict; and practice/mentoring experiences with selected health care leaders.
With the exception of the two management practicum experiences, all courses are offered in the evenings or are web-based.
Curriculum: The curriculum includes five 3-credit hour courses and is designed for part-time students.
Prerequisites for the Program: a BSN and a masters degree in nursing* or other discipline.
Following is the recommended sequencing of courses.
Total Credit Hours:
College of Nursing
*Certificate program may be taken concurrent with the completion of a master’s degree.
Application Information: Applications for admission to post-masters study may be obtained from the Graduate Office in the College of Nursing. KSU MSN graduates will need to complete a “Re-application for Admission” form. Masters graduates from other schools of nursing must complete an application for graduate study, including submission of official transcripts. Currently enrolled masters students should call/stop at the Graduate Office for application information:
College of Nursing, Graduate Office
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242-0001
Phone: 330-672-8762; Fax: 330-672-2433
Completed admission application deadlines are as follows: July 1, 2012 for Fall Semester; Spring 2012 admission is now closed.
For questions about the program, contact the Program Director:
Susan H. Taft, PhD, RN
Associate Professor and Director, MSN-MBA/MPA Dual Degree Programs
KSU phone: 330672-8839; Home office phone: 216-595-9011;
We look forward to hearing from you!