University of Vermont

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Department of Nursing

Clinical Systems Management

Graduates who have selected the Clinical Systems Management track will be prepared with expert level knowledge and practical skills to enhance their effectiveness as managers and/or leaders in health systems. The growing complexity of health care delivery systems has created an increasing demand for nurses prepared at the graduate level to assume roles that combine patient advocacy with a systems approach to issues of clinical quality, ethical decision–making and fiscal and human resource management.

Nurses already occupying mid–level managerial or clinical leadership positions will find in this track an opportunity to expand their understanding of systems, hone critical thinking skills, and develop their abilities to lead and manage change. Graduates of this program will not only be prepared to work within systems but to create new systems.

Curriculum

Pre–requisite
  • Statistics
Core Courses – 15 credits
  • GRNU 300 – Research in Advanced Practice Nursing – 3 credits
  • GRNU 301 – Advanced Practice Nursing: Professional Development and Socialization – 3 credits
  • GRNU 310 – Theoretical Foundations of Nursing – 3 credits
  • GRNU 315 – Policy, Organization, and Financing of Health Care – 3 credits
  • STAT 200 – Medical Biostatistics and Epidemiology – 3 credits
Business/Public Administration Courses (One course from each area) – 9 credits
  • Organizational Theory – 3 credits
  • Human Resources – 3 credits
  • Administration/Public Administration – 3 credits
Track Courses – 15 credits
  • GRNU 380 – Nursing Management of Health Care Environments – 3 credits
  • GRNU 381 – Management of Professional Nursing Practice – 3 credits
  • GRNU 382 – Financial Management and Strategic Planning Within Health Care Organizations – 3 credits
  • GRNU 385 – Clinical Management Practicum – 6 credits
Electives – 3 credits
  • 1 elective required if completing a project – 3 credits

Note: Both non–nursing and nursing courses will meet this requirement

Comprehensive Exam
  • GRAD 397 – 0 credits
Project
  • GRNU 390 – 3 credits

OR

Thesis
  • GRNU 391 – 6 credits

TOTAL: 45 credits

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