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Health Services Leadership and Management

Overview

The Health Services Leadership and Management (HSLM) specialty will prepare students to actively lead and manage health care delivery in a variety of health care settings. As part of that role, you’ll support positive change in the health care industry and collaborate with other health care professionals and managers. As part of the program, you’ll complete your master's core courses and the Health Services Leadership and Management core courses. Following completion of the core courses, you’ll concentrate on one of three focus areas: HSLM, HSLM Education, or HSLM Business. As a graduate of this specialty, you will able to what you’ve learned to your professional practice in distinct settings such as acute care, ambulatory, long-term, or home health care settings.

Online Program Overview

  • The master's core courses and HSLM specialty courses are offered only online. Electives may also be taken online, although some face-to-face options may be available.
  • Our faculty members are fully committed to distance learning. Students will receive individual attention from their assigned advisors and communicate with them via telephone or email.
  • For the required practicum, you and your advisor arrange a mutually agreeable site.
  • We understand that online learning is not for everyone. If you want to explore your potential for distance learning and examine our resources for this method of learning, visit the online learning page.

UMSON’s HSLM specialty was made possible in part by a generous gift from Sinai Hospital, a member of LifeBridge Health.

Program Details

Sample Plan of Study for Students Enrolled Fall 2014 and Later

Master's Core Courses*
Course Title Credits
NRSG 780 Health Promotion and Population Health 3
NRSG 782 Health Systems & Health Policy: Leadership & Quality Improvement 3
NRSG 790 Application of Science for Evidence-based Practice 3
NRSG 795 Biostatistics for Evidence-based Practice 3
  Total 12
Leadership & Management Core Courses
Course Title Credits
NURS 690 Managerial Health Finance 3
NURS 691 Organizational Theories: Applications to Health 
Service Management
3
NURS 692 Administration of Nursing and Health Care Services 3
NURS 695 Practicum in Health Services, Leadership, and Management 5
NURS 736 Technology Solutions for Generating Knowledge in Health Care 3
  Total 17
HSLM Focus*
Course Title Credits
NURS xxx Elective 3
NURS xxx Elective 3
NURS xxx Elective 3
  Total 9
HSLM Education Focus*
Course Title Credits
NURS 787 Theoretical Foundations of Teaching and Learning 
in Nursing and Health Professions
3
NURS 791 Instructional Strategies and Assessment of Learning 
in Nursing and Health Professions
3
NURS 792 Practicum in Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions 3
  Total 9
  Total Credits: 38

*Students should select a focus (HSLM or HSLM Education) for their electives. 

Sample Plan of Study for Students Enrolled Prior to Fall 2014

Master's Core Courses*
Course Title Credits
NURS 622 Systems and Populations in Health Care 3
NURS 659 Organizational and Professional Dimensions of
Advanced Practice Nursing
3
NURS 701 Science and Research for Advanced Practice Nursing 4
  Total 10
Leadership & Management Core Courses
Course Title Credits
NURS 690 Managerial Health Finance 3
NURS 691 Organizational Theories: Applications to Health
Service Management
3
NURS 736 Technology Solutions for Generating Knowledge in Health Care 3
  Total 9
HSLM Focus**
Course Title Credits
NURS 692 Administration of Nursing and Health Care Services 3
NURS xxx Elective 3
NURS xxx Elective 3
NURS xxx Elective 3
NURS 695 Practicum in Health Services Leadership and Management 5
  Total 17
HSLM Education Focus**
Course Title Credits
NURS 787 Theoretical Foundations of Teaching and Learning
in Nursing and Health Professions
3
NURS 791 Instructional Strategies and Assessment of Learning
in Nursing and Health Professions
3
NURS 792 Practicum in Teaching in Nursing and Health Professions 3
NURS xxx Elective 3
NURS 695 Practicum in Health Services, Leadership, and Management 5
  Total 17

*For RN to MS students, the 10 core credits are applied to the BSN degree, therefore students will need to take an additional 4 credits to meet the 30-credit minimum for the MS degree.

**Can be completed online.

HSLM Business (MS/MBA) Option

Overview

This specialty is offered in conjunction with the University of Baltimore Robert G. Merrick School of Business and the University of Maryland, College Park Smith School of Business. The MS/MBA option prepares administrators with a unique blend of advanced nursing and business management expertise, that enables them to analyze, plan, implement, and evaluate innovative and creative responses to health care marketplace needs. Graduates are prepared for senior management level decision-making on financial, strategic planning, resource management, and governance issues. The MS/MBA program involves 66-72 credits of required coursework and can be completed in two years of rigorous full-time, year-round study. Part-time study over a maximum of seven years is also possible. Graduates are awarded an MS from the University of Maryland School of Nursing and an MBA from the University of Baltimore Robert G. Merrick School of Business or the University of Maryland, College Park Smith School of Business.

More Information

University of Baltimore/Towson University
Contact: Ray Frederick
rfrederick@ubalt.edu

University of Maryland, College Park
Contact: Christina Radice
cradice@rhsmith.umd.edu 

Sample Plans of Study for Students Enrolled Fall 2014 and Later

MS/MBA in conjunction with the University of Maryland, College Park
OR
MS/MBA in conjunction with the University of Baltimore/Towson University 

First Semester
Course Title Credits
NRSG 780 Health Promotion and Population Health 3
NRSG 782 Health Systems & Health Policy: Leadership & Quality Improvement 3
NRSG 790 Application of Science for Evidence-based Practice 3
NRSG 795 Biostatistics for Evidence-based Practice 3
  Total 12
Second Semester
Course Title Credits
NURS 691 Organizational Theories: Applications to Health Service Management 3
NURS 692 Administration of Nursing and Health Care Services 3
NURS 736 Technology Solutions for Generating Knowledge in Health Care 3
NURS XXX Elective 3
  Total 12
Third Semester
Course Title Credits
NURS XXX Elective 3
XXXX Business Course (taken at selected School of Business)* 3
XXXX Business Course (taken at selected School of Business)* 3
  Total 9
Fourth Semester 
Course Title Credits
NURS 695 Practicum in Health Services, Leadership, and Management 5
  Total 5
Credits from MS portion of the dual program 32
Credits from MBA portion of the program** 36
Total Credits 68

*Shared credits between UMSON and School of Business
**Following completion of MS, students will continue with completion of MBA program to complete the dual degree.

Sample Plans of Study for Students Enrolled Prior to Fall 2014

University of Maryland, College Park Smith School of Business

First Semester (Fall)
Course Title Credits
NURS 691 Organizational Theories: Applications to Health
Service Management
3
NURS 701 Science and Research for Advanced Nursing Practice 4
BUSI 610 Introduction to Financial Accounting (1st 7-weeks) 2
BUSI 663 Managing Human Capital (2nd 7-weeks) 2
BUSI 681 Managerial Economics and Public Policy (2nd 7-weeks) 2
  Total 13
Second Semester (Spring)
Course Title Credits
NURS 622 Systems and Populations in Health Care 3
NURS 692 Administration of Nursing and Health Services 3
BUSI 620 Strategic Information Systems (1st 7-weeks) 2
BUSI 630 Data, Models, and Decisions 3
BUSI 650 Marketing Management (2nd 7-weeks) 2
  Total 13
Third Semester (Summer)
Course Title Credits
NURS 659 Organizational and Professional Dimensions of
Advanced Nursing Practice
3
BUSI 611 Managerial Accounting 2
BUSI 683 Global Economic Environment 2
BUSI xxx Elective 3
  Total 10
Fourth Semester (Fall)
Course Title Credits
NURS 736 Computer Applications in Nursing
and Health Care
3
NURS xxx Elective 3
BUSI 640 Financial Management 3
BUSI 671 Supply Chain Logistics and Operations
Management (1st 7-weeks)
2
BUSI 690 Managerial Health Finance (2nd 7-weeks) 2
  Total 10
Fifth Semester (Winter: College Park only)
Course Title Credits
BUSI xxx Elective 3
  Total 3
Sixth Semester (Spring)
Course Title Credits
NURS 695 Practicum in Health Services
Leadership and Management
5
NURS xxx Elective 3
BUSI 604 Business Case Competition 1
BUSI 608 Special Topics 0
BUSI xxx Elective 2
BUSI xxx Elective 3
  Total 14
Total Credits 66

University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business

First Semester (Fall)
Course Title Credits
NURS 691 Organizational Theories: Applications to
Health Service Management
3
NURS 701 Science and Research for Advanced Nursing Practice 4
ACCT 504 Finance Accounting 3
MKTG 504 Marketing Management 3
  Total 13
Second Semester (Spring)
Course Title Credits
NURS 622 Systems and Populations in Health Care 3
NURS 692 Administration of Nursing and Health Services 3
NURS 736 Computer Applications in Nursing and Health Care 3
FIN 504 Financial Management 3
MGMT 506 Production and Operations Management 3
  Total 15
Third Semester (Summer)
Course Title Credits
NURS 659 Organizational and Professional Dimensions
of Advanced Nursing Practice
3
NURS xxx Elective 3
ECON 504 Economics 3
  Total 9
Fourth Semester (Fall)
Course Title Credits
NURS xxx Elective 3
ACCT 640 Accounting for Managerial Decisions 3
FIN 640 Financial Analysis and Strategy 3
MGMT 600 Leading with Integrity 3
  Total 12
Fifth Semester (Spring)
Course Title Credits
NURS 695 Practicum in Health Services Leadership and Management 5
ECON 640 Global and Domestic Business Environment 3
INSS xxx (Students completing NURS 736
may select a 600 or 700 level course)
3
  Total 11
Sixth Semester (Summer)
Course Title Credits
MKTG 640 Organizational Creation and Growth 3
MGMT 700 Strategic Innovations and Renewal Business
(Capstone)
3
  Total 6
Total Credits 66

Faculty

Lyn Stankiewicz Murphy, PhD, MBA, RN, specialty director and associate professor

Linda Costa, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, assistant professor
Mary Lynn Davis-Ajami, PhD, MBA, NP-C, assistant professor
Linda Diaconis, PhD, assistant professor
Linda J. Hickman, PhD, MBA, RN, FACHE,
assistant professor
Nancy B. Lerner, DNP, RN, CDONA, assistant professor
Megan C. Lynn, MS, MBA, RN, FNE-A, assistant professor
Kathleen Michael, PhD, RN, CRRN, assistant professor
Mary Etta Mills, ScD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, professor
Lyn Stankiewicz Murphy, PhD, MBA, RN, associate professor
Joseph Proulx, EdD, RN, professor
Kristin Seidl, PhD, RN, assistant professor
Nina Trocky, DNP, RN, assistant professor

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