Health Services Leadership & Management

U.S. News and World Report - Best Grad Schools - Nursing Administration - 2018

Ranked third in the nation. Offered fully online.

‌The Health Services Leadership and Management (HSLM) specialty will prepare you 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.

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Live in one of the yellow states? You may be eligible to pay Maryland in-state tuition for this program.

Through an agreement with the Academic Common Market, you may be eligible to pursue this degree at UMSON at an in-state tuition rate. Our faculty will help place you at a practicum site convenient to you.

As a student in this 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:

  1. HSLM
  2. HSLM Education
  3. HSLM Business

As a graduate of this specialty, you will be able to apply what you’ve learned to your professional practice in distinct settings such as acute care, ambulatory, long-term, or home health care.

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

Online Overview

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.

This program is not eligible for F-1 or J-1 student visa sponsorship by the University of Maryland, Baltimore, due to the amount of online courses.

Plan of Study

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 XXX Elective** 3
  Total 9
  Total Credits 38

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

**Students admitted Fall 2016 and before are required to take NURS 792: Practicum in Teaching in Nursing and Health Professionals in place of the elective.

Sample Plan of Study

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

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 Methods for Research and 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.

Business (MS/MBA) Option

Learn to analyze, plan, implement, and evaluate innovative and creative responses to health care marketplace needs.

The MS/MBA option prepares administrators with a unique blend of advanced nursing and business management expertise.

Graduates are awarded:

The program will prepare you 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
  • can be completed in two years of rigorous full-time, year-round study
  • can be completed part time over a maximum of seven years.

More Information

University of Baltimore
Contact: Justin Daniel
Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs and Career Services
410-837-5741
jdaniel@ubalt.edu

University of Maryland, College Park
Contact: Tia M. Tanksley
Assistant Director of Admissions, Full-time MBA
301-405-8146
ttanksley@rhsmith.umd.edu

Sample Plan of Study

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

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 Methods for Research and 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.

Faculty