School of Nursing - LSU Health New Orleans

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LSU Health Sciences Center School of Nursing Master of Nursing (MN), Primary Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Public/Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Nursing Administration concentrations has transitioned to a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree for the MN graduate concentrations. If you are interested in our BSN to DNP curriculum, please click here to visit our BSN to DNP home page for more information about our admission criteria and application process.

Nursing Administration

The Nursing Administration Track is a master’s track designed for preparing nurses to become decision makers in leadership positions. The curriculum is built on theory and skills of the baccalaureate nursing program. The Nursing Administration track utilizes adult learning theory: course content is presented in relation to nursing and leadership, management and organizational theories, organizational behavior, professionalism, nurse executive roles, critical thinking, and problem-solving and decision-making strategies.  The role of the Nurse Administrator is varied and may assume a broad range of nursing roles, such as managers, consultants, chief nursing executives, deans and other executive and leadership positions. For example, the nurse prepared with a Master's in Nursing Administration would be able to assume the role of Director of Nurses in a Home Health Agency, Skilled Nursing Facility, Outpatient Clinic, and community-based hospitals. Other roles include consultant for a variety of health care agencies including nursing homes, skilled facilities, and home health agencies. Students graduating with this degree may assume responsibility for positions as Director of departments and service lines in large hospital systems.

For further information about this program of study, please contact the Office of Student Affairs:

Phone Numbers: 504-568-4197 or 504-568-4213
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