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 and Doctor of Nursing Practice and prepares them for the complexities of leading a healthcare organization in an ever-changing market.
- 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 71-72 semester credit sequence of courses.
|LEAD 607||Engaging Your Potential||0|
|LEAD 611||Leadership Theory & Personal Agency||3|
|LEAD 621||Worldview, Ethics and Leadership||3|
|LEAD 641||Organizational Diagnostics and Health||3|
|LEAD 651||Leadership Formation and Strategic Talent Management||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|
|SLDR 650||Managing Conflict Through Dialogue||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||3|
|NURS 841||DNP Practicum II||1|
|NURS 842||DNP Practicum III||2|
|NURS 843||Elective Practicum||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|