Nursing - M.S.N./M.B.A Dual Degree Program

College of Nursing
Henderson Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-7930
nursing@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/nursing


Description

The dual degree with the Master of Business Administration is for experienced nurses whose career goals include assuming middle or executive management positions in health services agencies or in health-related companies, or who are interested in starting their own businesses. It combines the strengths of advanced nursing preparation with the practical management knowledge needed to develop significant leadership capabilities.

Accreditation

  • The College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the MSN program must have:

  • An active, unrestricted RN license in the state in which clinical coursework will be completed
  • A baccalaureate and/or graduate degree from an accredited registered nursing program. An RN with a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field will be considered based on review of a portfolio submitted with the application
  • A minimum overall 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point scale. Applicants with a lower GPA may be considered for conditional admission according to the University Graduate Admission Policy
  • Completion of an undergraduate level statistics course with a grade of "C" or better.
  • A resume or curriculum vitae
  • Completion of a two to three page admission essay describing reasons for seeking the master's degree in the identified specialty and demonstrating clarity of professional goals.
  • Three letters of reference from a health care professional or academic faculty who can speak to the applicant's professional and academic abilities
  • International applicants must show evidence of one of the following:
    • a minimum internet TOEFL score of 83
    • a paper based TOEFL score of 560
    • a MELAB score of 78
    • a PTE minimum score of 55, or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 for admission

The MSN/MBA concentration requires applicants to complete the GMAT or GRE. Students selected for admission to the nursing program must meet the College of Nursing's Clinical Compliance Policy.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Applicants to the MBA program must have:

  • the full-time Master of Business Administration program is in the fall semester only.
    • official transcripts
    • GMAT or GRE
    • goal statement
    • two-to-three letters of recommendation
    • resume
    • TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or PTE, if applicable

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates from the M.S.N. program will be able to:

  1. Acquire educational eligibility to meet standards for advanced practice certification or other advanced professional distinction.
  2. Acquire competencies based on professional standards to assume advanced roles in nursing and for leadership and career advancement, including doctoral study.
  3. Communicate, integrate and apply advanced nursing knowledge and skills to provide evidence-based, culturally sensitive nursing care and promote quality outcomes in nursing and health care.

Graduates from the MBA program will be able to:

  1. Use critical thinking skills to apply analytical models and concepts to make business decisions.
  2. Present business knowledge and decisions individually and as a team.
  3. Understand the ethical and legal implications of business decisions.
  4. Understand the impact of globalization on business decisions.

MSN/MBA Dual Degree Program Requirements

Major Requirements
ACCT 63037FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
ACCT 63038MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 2
BAD 68051BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I 1
ECON 52086ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE 2-3
or ECON 62022 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS
ECON 62021GLOBAL CONDITIONS AND MACROECONOMICS POLICY 2
FIN 66050LAW AND ETHICS 2
FIN 66060MANAGERIAL FINANCE 2
MIS 64005ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING 2
MIS 64041OPERATIONS, SERVICE AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2
MIS 64158LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL ASSESSMENT 2
MIS 64185BUSINESS STRATEGY 3
MIS 64270ORGANZATIONAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 3
MIS 64271HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 2
MKTG 65051MARKETING MANAGEMENT 2
NURS 60010ADVANCED NURSING INFORMATICS 3
NURS 60014LEADERSHIP IN NURSING AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT 3
NURS 60020LEGAL AND REGULATORY MANAGEMENT FOR NURSE ADMINISTRATORS 3
NURS 60024HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION STRUCTURE AND BEHAVIOR 3
NURS 60025HEALTH POLICY AND ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE 3
NURS 60101THEORETICAL BASIS FOR NURSING PRACTICE I 3
NURS 60403METHODS OF INQUIRY 3
NURS 64002PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION FOR NURSE ADMINISTRATORS 3
NURS 64202NURSING AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT I SEMINAR 2
NURS 64292NURSING AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT I PRACTICUM 2
NURS 64302NURSING AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT II SEMINAR 2
NURS 64392NURSING AND HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT II PRACTICUM 2
Business elective3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:64