The College of Nursing at Resurrection University in Chicago is launching a new masters level degree format that can be completed outside working hours and within 20 months.
The new MS degree (nurse administrator), which launches in January, allows nurses to attend classes on the universitys campus in Chicago for one weekend every three weeks for 20 months, according to a news release.
Graduate students will meet Friday evenings, all day Saturday and a half-day on some Sundays. The inaugural class, which is a cohort model in which all the students start and end the program together, is expected to have 10 students and the curriculum will cover knowledge and essential skills in areas such as human resources, finance, health policy and advanced leadership. Courses are taught by experts in the field including vice presidents and CNOs.
We are proud to be the first to offer this unique format to nurse leaders and aspiring nurse leaders, Chief Academic Officer Sandie Soldwisch, RN, PhD, APN, ANP-BC, said in the release. Its for the nurse that wants to help shape the future of healthcare, one who is determined, ambitious, and motivated to lead and manage.