Master of Science in Nursing - Health Systems Management (HSM)
The Master of Science in Nursing with a major in Health Systems Management (HSM) prepares the advanced practice nurse to manage and lead the delivery of nursing and health care in multiple settings across the health care continuum.
The program will assist nurses in developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to
- maintain and improve health care quality,
- and access.
It is designed to prepare nurse leaders who can address contemporary issues in the evolving health care environment.
The goal of the HSM program is to:
- prepare nurse managers to lead and implement change in a variety of settings and
- prepare highly skilled nurse managers and leaders who are committed to providing high quality and cost effective primary care services to individuals, families, and communities.
The program places emphasis on providing services to the medically under-served.
Graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing degree program achieve the following terminal objectives:
- Demonstrate own professional role practice consistent with the competencies of the unique specialty at the master's level.
- Translate theoretical and conceptual knowledge into advanced nursing practice actions that promote optimal health care quality and patient safety outcomes.
- Integrate informatics, health care technology, and interpersonal collaboration in the delivery of person-centered nursing practice for individuals and populations.
- Engage in systems leadership with a focus on preventive care, policy development, and patient advocacy.
- Integrate the Jesuit and Mercy traditions in providing culturally competent, compassionate, holistic, and person-centered care with a commitment to human dignity in the contemporary world.
- A baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program.
- A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
- A minimum of 2000 hours of experience as a registered nurse.
- A license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Michigan
- Three letters of professional recommendation with at least one from someone in supervisory capacity.
- An autobiographical statement of personal goals and objectives.
- An interview with graduate faculty.
Full-time and Part-time Options
The McAuley School of Nursing is committed to flexibility in the program and therefore offers both full-time and part-time options for degree completion.
Full-time study can be completed in two years with some courses offered during the summer semester. The master of science degree is conferred at the completion of the program requirements.
Offered at two Locations
The program is offered at the University of Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus, as well as University Center at Macomb Community College in Clinton Township. Courses are web supported, and several courses are available via online delivery.
In addition to the Health Systems Management degree program, several certificate options are available in HSM. The certificates require completion of 12 credits. Click a certificate below to download details.
Those who have completed the certificate program or the HSM program are both eligible to sit for the certification examination in Nursing Administration administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the Case Manager certification exam administered by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC).