Master of Science in Nursing for Executive Nurse Leaders

Executive Nurse Leader

The curriculum for the ENL Program is based on the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) Nurse Executive Competencies with the intent of providing innovative and visionary nurse leaders to shape the future of health care delivery and services. The courses address the following competencies: professionalism, communication and relationship management, business skills and principles, and knowledge of the health care environment. Leadership is a thread throughout all courses in the program. Upon completion of the program and based on previous work experience eligibility criteria, graduates are able to seek certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in Nursing Executive practice, Advanced Nursing Executive practice; and from the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) in Executive Nursing Practice, or Nurse Manager and Leader.

Entrance SemestersFall and Spring
Application DeadlinesMarch 1 (Fall) and November 1 (Spring)
Standardized Admission Test
Required LicensesCurrent California Registered Nurse license
Additional RequirementsBSN degree from an approved, accredited school
Currently employed in a health-care setting as a RN providing direct patient care
Basic computer literacy
Basic statistics course
Basic nutrition course
GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Completion of the University Application for the Master of Science in Nurisng (MSN) Program
One official transcript from each college or university attended
Three professional recommendations
Resume/CV
Interview (only qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview based on initial review of their application)
Evidence of specified immunizations and screening tests, a report of recent physical examination, and BLS certification if admitted into the program
International applicants must meet additional requirements for admission http://www.sandiego.edu/admissions/graduate/international/

Executive Nurse Leader (ENL)

This curriculum prepares graduates for leadership and general management positions in client-care services administration within all types of health care organizations and geographic settings.

MSN Core
MSNC 511Evidence Based Practice: Role of Theory and Research3
MSNC 512Influencing the Health Care Environment: Policy and Systems3
ENL Emphasis
ENLC 500Health Care Leadership, Values and Social Justice3
ENLC 553Financial Management in Health Care Systems3
ENLC 555Resource Management in Health Systems3
ENLC 556Management of Health Care System Quality Outcomes and Patient Safety3
ENLC 557Strategic Planning and Management of Health Systems3
ENLC 591Administrative Practicum in Health Care Systems3
ENLC 598Evidence-Based Practice Capstone3
HCIN 540Introduction to Health Care Information Management3
MSNC 507Statistics3