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If you're a nurse who wants to expand your options by taking on a greater role in the delivery and management of health care, our Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Health Administration dual degree program with a concentration in Gerontology is designed to help you. This program blends advanced nursing curriculum with the business skills needed to make critical decisions in health care organizations, along with additional coursework in Gerontology. The Gerontology academic work can earn you an en-route certificate (the certificate is also available as standalone). Overall, the program covers policy, finance and more. Your first-hand experience as an RN combined with this degree can help you be an effective health care administrator in many organizations. See how University of Phoenix helps you expand your options and make an even bigger impact on health care.
The program is CCNE accredited and upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to sit for the ANCC Nurse Executive Exam.
For RNs who want to earn this degree, but have a bachelor's degree in an unrelated field from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university, we offer the Nursing Bridge Program. Ask your enrollment representative for details.
Speak with an Enrollment Representative to learn how our Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Health Administration degree program prepares you to enter this field.
What you'll learn
Requirements and prerequisites
You will need XXX credits to complete this program, which may be earned from a combination of required and elected courses. However, required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
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Affording your education
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Certification in Alabama
State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requirements for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations for pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter practice. www.abn.alabama.gov
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