Nursing Health Systems Management

Integrate your nursing experience with health care administration and business skills to assume leadership roles in the complex and diverse environment of health services. TWU’s Health Systems Management program is designed for professional nurses looking to advance their career in leadership and executive roles.

Our program shows you how to integrate your passion for patient care and advocacy with the business skills necessary to improve practice and promote health. The Nursing Health Systems Management program is designed with full time nurses in mind — allowing you to complete your coursework online while continuing to work full time.

Program Requirements

The Nursing Health Systems Management program requires 42-45 hours to complete, including 17 hours in a selected minor. Students are paired with experienced nurse leaders to complete a 90 hour practicum in each of three areas: Organizational Assessment, Fiscal Assessment and Outcomes Assessment. Practica are arranged at health care agencies in the student’s local area. Core requirements include:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice (3 hours)
  • Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing (4 hours)
  • Policy and Health Promotion (3 hours)
  • Fiscal Assessment Practicum (3 hours)
  • Organizational Assessment Practicum (4 hours)
  • Outcomes Assessment Practicum (3 hours)
  • Nursing Health Systems Management Challenges & Opportunities (4 hours)

Nursing Health System Management with a minor in business

Assessment, accounting and advocating for improved patient care. The Nursing Health Systems Management program with a minor in business provides students with nursing and business administration skills essential for success as managers and nurse executives. Coursework is 100% online, with practicum hours coordinated in your area.

Offered: Denton Campus, Dallas Center, Houston Center

Nursing Health Systems Management with a minor in Health Care Administration

Committed to a career improving patient experience in a hospital system? The Nursing Health Systems Management with a minor in Health Care Administration program prepares nurses to navigate the complexities of health care systems by providing business skills centered on the hospital environment. Coursework is completed 50% online and 50% in the classroom.

OfferedHouston Center

Post- Masters Certificate in Nursing Health Systems Management

Are you a master’s level nurse who’s ready to take your leadership experience to the next level? The Certification in Nursing Health Systems Management provides an additional focus in nursing administration beyond the initial Master’s preparation. Complete your coursework at your own pace, with 100% online and 50% online options available.

Offered: Denton Campus, Dallas Center, Houston Center

RN-MS in Nursing Health Systems Management

It’s time to take your education to the next level, and beyond. The RN-MS Program offers registered nurses holding an associate degree or diploma from a nationally accredited program an opportunity to enroll in a program leading to a Master of Science degree with a major in nursing.

OfferedDenton Campus, Dallas Center, Houston Center

Admission Requirements

Admission to the TWU Graduate School

Approval for admission to the Graduate School is required of all graduate students.

Graduate School admission does not imply admission to candidacy for an advanced degree. Candidacy will be granted only after a period of successful graduate work and after compliance with the conditions and course of study established by the University and its departments, schools, and colleges have been met.

The total enrollment of graduate students is limited. All applications to the Graduate School are subject to whatever provisions may limit the enrollment of graduate students. Admission is granted for not more than one academic year. Students who do not attend the University for four or more terms, including the term of admission, must reapply. Graduate students who have been enrolled, may stop out for a maximum of two years including the last semester of enrollment. If another institution is attended during the two year timeframe, the student must reapply.

Graduate students are subject to the general rules and regulations of the University and are expected to maintain the high standard of social and academic life of the University as well as the professional standards of their chosen field of study. Thus, graduate students are subject to all rules and regulations set forth in the Student Handbook, the Graduate Catalog, and the policy statements of the Graduate School and the academic components. All graduate students of Texas Woman’s University are expected to know and adhere to high standards of personal conduct and of academic integrity and scholarship. Any falsification, misrepresentation, or misapplication of information or research; any violation of professional or ethical standards; or any violation of the rules and regulations of the University may result in dismissal.

*Admission to the M.S. in Nursing

Program Contacts

Denton – Dr. Susan Quisenberry
940-898-2401
squisenberry@twu.edu

Dallas – Dr. Susan Sheriff
214-689-6510
ssheriff@twu.edu

Houston – Dr. Paula Clutter
713-794-2100
pclutter@twu.edu

Application Deadlines

Nurse Practitioner
Fall-May 1
Spring – September 15

Nurse Educator 
Fall-July 1
Spring- December 1

Nursing Health Systems Management
Fall-July 1
Spring-September 15

Admission Requirements

  • Current US RN license (unencumbered)

  • Basic statistics course

  • BS or BSN degree from a nationally accredited nursing program

  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all prior graduate course work

Applicants who do not meet these criteria but have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester credit hours of course work toward the undergraduate nursing degree may be considered for provisional admission on an individual basis. Factors that may be considered in the admission decision are: GPA on any prior graduate course work, scholarly activities, professional leadership, and work history.

For applicants who have a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a master's degree in another field (or more than one graduate degree), the grade point average from all previously earned degrees and post-graduate work can be considered in making the admission decision.

Individuals who have a master’s degree in nursing may seek admission to a post-master’s certification program in one of three areas: nurse practitioner, nursing health systems management, or nursing education. 

Applicants who wish to transfer from another nursing program must provide evidence of eligibility to continue in the previous nursing program. Nine semester hours for programs requiring 39-44 semester hours, 12 semester hours for programs requiring 45 or more semester hours, may be transferred, if approved. A grade of B or higher in each course is necessary for semester credit hours to be considered for transfer.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to the TWU Graduate School.

Contact the Nursing Health Systems Management Program

Email Dr. Robin Toms, Nursing Health Systems Management Coordinator, for additional information. 

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