Today’s healthcare leaders need both technical leadership expertise as well as a strong healthcare background. Bethel’s dual degree option saves students time and money to obtain an M.A. in Strategic Leadership (MASL) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and prepares them for the complexities of leading a healthcare organization in an ever-changing market.
Program Outcomes: MASL/DNP
- Integrate leadership theory, scholarship, and practice with developmental self-awareness.
- Respond to leadership dilemmas in a manner consistent with Christian ethical principles.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of leadership settings.
- Evaluate personal commitments (e.g. resilience and accountability) and their interaction with a holistic view of faith, work, and life.
- Design tactical and strategic goals that are informed and responsible.
- Integrate sustainable leadership practices with an awareness of the perceptions and developmental needs of others.
- Assess various models of human interaction.
- Integrate nursing knowledge, scientific theoretical foundations, and evidence to assess, create, implement, and evaluate models to improve health outcomes.
- Provide leadership within a professional team that emphasizes ethical, Christian worldview principles, cost-effective practices, ongoing improvement of health outcomes, and ensures patient safety in diverse organizations and systems.
- Apply evidence-based research to practice to promote improvement of health care practices and health outcomes.
- Improve health outcomes through knowledge, use, and evaluation of current and emerging information technologies.
- Demonstrate leadership in healthcare policy analysis, design, and implementation to influence health disparities and social determinants of health for improved health outcomes.
- Analyze epidemiological, biostatistical, occupational health, and environmental data in the development, implementation, and evaluation of clinical prevention and population health activities.
- Have earned a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution.
- Have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale on the highest degree completed.
- Successful completion of a college-level course in statistics. Inferential statistics content is recommended. The student must have earned at least two semester credits from a regionally accredited (or internationally recognized as equivalent) institution and these credits may have been taken at the undergraduate or graduate level.
- TOEFL examination score report is required of all international applicants and all applicants whose primary language is not English. A minimum score of 84 on the internet-based test or 26 on the speaking test is required.
- Submit a resume.
- Submit official transcripts (U.S. schools) or NACES or AICE evaluations (international schools) showing earned Bachelor's from regionally accredited institutions.
- Submit two references (one professional and one supervisor).
- Submit a written Statement of Purpose regarding professional goals.
- Provide proof of health insurance.
- Provide proof of RN License in the state where the clinical will take place.
- Interview with Program Faculty.
Students who have not achieved the minimum GPA, grade standards, or other assessment criteria may still apply to be considered for provisional acceptance.
Dual Degree: MA in Strategic Leadership and Doctor of Nursing Practice
The required curriculum for the Dual Degree: MA in Strategic Leadership and Doctor of Nursing Practice comprises a 70-71 semester credit sequence of courses.
|LEAD 607||Engaging Your Potential||0|
|LEAD 641||Organizational Diagnostics and Health||3|
|LEAD 651||Leadership Formation and Strategic Talent Management||3|
|LEAD 661||Data Analytics for Leaders: Making Ethical Decisions||3|
|LEAD 795||Integrative Team Capstone||3|
|NURS 630||Nursing Leadership Practicum||5|
|SLDR 615||Managing Projects & Quality Initiatives||3|
|SLDR 640||Beyond Diversity||3|
|SLDR 645||Leading in Times of Crisis||3|
|or SLDR 635||Emerging Models of Work and Leadership|
|SLDR 650||Learning and Leading Through Conflict||3|
|SLDR 660||Followership: The Other Side of Leadership||3|
|SLDR 789||Portfolio Deliverable||0|
|NURS 800||The Art and Science of Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 805||Evidence Appraisal and Translation Science||3|
|NURS 810||Healthcare Policy and Advocacy||3|
|NURS 815||Healthcare Economics and Finance||3|
|NURS 820||Population Health and Epidemiology||3|
|NURS 825||Leadership and Interprofessional Collaboration||4|
|NURS 835||Healthcare Innovations and Informatics||3|
|NURS 840||DNP Practicum I||2|
|NURS 841||DNP Practicum II||1|
|NURS 842||DNP Practicum III||2|
|NURS 843||Elective Practicum 1||2-3|
|NURS 850||Application of Biostatistics for Healthcare||2|
|NURS 887||DNP Project I: Idea Generation and Literature Appraisal||3|
|NURS 888||DNP Project II: Implementation Plan||2|
|NURS 889||DNP Project III: Implementation||1|
|NURS 890||DNP Project IV: Analysis||1|
Required for students who do not meet the minimum practicum hours.