This program prepares nurse leaders to move health care forward. If you’re ready to learn how to lead decision-making in health care using data to drive actions, then you are ready to earn your Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Michigan.
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Who Is This Program For?
This program was designed for action-oriented, data-driven nurse leaders who want to tackle detailed, analytical decision-making and advance into leadership roles. If you want to work on creating a long-term, sustainable impact in health care at the team, system and national policy levels – this program is for you. Our online MSN program opens up new opportunities for nurses whose schedules and personal demands prevent them from attending a traditional brick-and-mortar program.
Key Dates and Deadlines
- August 1, 2021
- Regular Application Deadline
- October 15, 2021
- Final application deadline
Applied Biostatistics for Clinical Practice
Foundations of Leadership
Foundations in Innovation and Implementation in Health and Health Care
Foundations of Quality Science and Performance Analytics
Strategic Resources and Healthcare Operations Leadership
Foundations of Health Informatics
Decision Science for Complex Health Systems
Sociotechnical Approaches in Practice
Evaluation in Health Care Systems
Meet Our Faculty
Michelle L. Aebersold
Matthew A. Davis
Marjorie C. McCullagh
Career Paths for Grads
This MSN program prepares students for:
- Informatics Leader
- Project Director
Roles Across the Care Continuum
- Traditional acute care roles
- Nontraditional industry roles
- Care management, case management
- Quality & safety, risk management
- Populations and practice focus
- Health policy & advocacy
Frequently Asked Questions
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All core/foundational courses for this degree will take place online. For students living nearby, elective courses may be taken on campus
Students will participate in an initial 2-day on-campus orientation at the start of their program, allowing them to start the program with personal connections. Once annually, an on-campus 4-day intensive will be held, typically in March, beginning on a Tuesday and ending on a Friday. During this time, students have the opportunity to meet their classmates and their faculty as well as to participate in in-person, activity-based learning that synthesizes their online content.
Digital tools will be provided to facilitate connections between students and their faculty and classmates, including the availability of virtual office hours. An annual on-campus intensive will provide the opportunity for students to interact with both classmates and faculty in person. Online students also become a part of the U-M community, just as traditional on-the-ground students would.
Immersions are a critical element of learning in the Leadership, Analytics and Innovation MSN, providing hands-on job training. Our faculty works closely with students to identify immersion placements. Immersion placements are with preceptors and mentors who have practice/content experience in the student’s areas of interest.
Immersions are based on individual interests and can include executive/senior leaders as well as nontraditional industry leaders. This means that there is a huge range of possibilities that can be taken as immersions – this is a critical aspect of customizing our program to fit student needs.
Immersions serve as an opportunity for students to explore new paths and career trajectories. Students will declare areas of interest early in their program and electives/immersion will be available to augment and integrate their course competencies with experiential learning.
Students may be eligible to transfer up to 6 master’s-level credits.