Are you interested in pursuing a career in a health care leadership role? The Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College offers the Master of Science in Nursing Health Systems and Population Health Leadership Concentration for BSN-prepared registered nurses who want to advance their skills and career in ways that impact health care delivery.
Formerly known as Nurse Executive Concentration, we recently updated this full- or part-time program to include instruction in crucial areas, such as the economy of health care, human resources, population health and technology and innovation applications. Students will also sharpen their collaboration, management and leadership skills through hands-on experience with nursing leaders in various health care organizations.
• Program length: 20 months, full-time or 3 years, part-time
• Application deadline: Rolling
• Term start: Spring, Summer, Fall
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
Our Health Systems and Population Health Leadership Concentration program has many benefits to students, but here are just a few of them:
As the field of population health becomes increasingly popular, you’ll be ahead of the game thanks to a comprehensive and modern curriculum that includes concentration-specific courses such as Designing Care Delivery Alternatives and Applied Economics & Finance.
Flexible for Working and Busy Students
By offering all of the required classes online and opening the program to full- and part-time students, you have the ability to complete coursework in your own home and on your own timeline. And you won’t be missing out—meetings, seminars and presentations happen online, too.
Convenient Practicum Experience
Your leadership-focused clinical experience can be based here in the St. Louis area or in an approved local hospital or clinic near you. Through our affiliations with top institutions, we can make sure that your practicum experience is a valuable part of your education.
Career Advancement Opportunities
Graduates of this concentration will be on the path to building teams, leading departments and developing and implementing clinical programs that improve the health system, whether inside or outside a hospital setting. Upon completion of the required experience, graduates will also be eligible to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) exams.
Interested in learning more about the Health Systems and Population Health Leadership Concentration? Read about our admissions requirements and take a tour of the facilities.
Learn more about all of our concentration programs on the Masters of Science in Nursing page.