Ways to Study
The Health Care Leadership and Administration program is designed to establish an academic foundation that blends business with person-centered care—to advance health for all in a way that is purpose-driven, inclusive, and that positively impacts health care delivery and outcomes.
The HCLA online program offers students the opportunity to develop a robust foundation in systems-thinking, organization theory, human resource management, health care policy and advocacy, and leadership development. Courses incorporate both asynchronous and synchronous learning components.
On campus immersion experiences may be required each semester. The immersion experiences will provide students the opportunity to engage face-to-face with faculty, peers, and health care leaders during 1–5 day sessions, supporting program objectives and growth toward professional goals.
This program is designed to be flexible and convenient to complete, as students will be able to maintain current employment while enrolled. We offer tailored clinical experiences, with clinical placements in administration, leadership, quality improvement, human resource management, and integrative residency courses convenient to you, for a total of 420 clinical hours. Students will have the opportunity to complete a range of quality improvement and leadership-focused projects that are excellent resume-builders.
Carolina Nursing has a robust group of experienced, industry-leading faculty and preceptors who are focused on your success!
Prior to Fall 2020: The Health Care System curriculum prepares students to become advanced nursing leaders in the following areas:
- Administration: Prepares students with advanced knowledge and skills in the management, organization, and delivery of systems of care, with emphasis on human and financial resource management.
- Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL): Prepares students to provide and manage care for individuals and groups of patients, with emphasis on understanding patients’ clinical progression, care transitions and processes, evidence-based practice, quality improvement and patient safety. Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Examination.
- Education: Prepares students with advanced knowledge and skills in teaching and nursing education to fill roles in patient education, staff development, or academic settings. Upon completion of the program, education graduates are eligible to sit for national certification as a Certified Nurse Educator.
- Informatics: Prepares students with in-depth knowledge and skills in information management and processing principles to support data, information, and knowledge needs in the practice of nursing.
- Outcomes Management: Prepares students with advanced skills in managing patient and systems outcomes, emphasizing quality and performance improvement, outcomes measurement, and introducing practice innovations.