About this course
The 36-credit on-line graduate program* in Nursing Administration prepares students for leadership positions in a variety of settings. The Nursing Administration specialization at La Roche College provides a unique opportunity for nurses to develop the specialized leadership skills required to be successful nurse leaders now and in the future. Today's health care environment requires strong leaders who can make a positive difference in organizational outcomes.
In the wake of a changing health care environment, the need for nursing leadership has continued to grow. Nursing roles are being redefined and expanded to include more managerial and administrative responsibilities. Leadership opportunities are extending beyond the traditional nursing setting. This specialty area prepares nurses to work effectively with other members of the health care team in the delivery of quality patient care. Students learn to analyze contemporary nursing leadership issues, to confidently participate in policy formation and decision making, and to gain valuable expertise in pertinent business disciplines. Courses required for the Nursing Administration Specialty are outlined below.