Below are some answers to commonly asked questions about Seton Hall University’s online M.S.N, H.S.A. program.
Is this online degree equivalent to the on-campus M.S.N., H.S.A. offered by Seton Hall University?
Yes. It covers the same curriculum and is taught by the same instructors in an online format.
What are the admissions requirements for this program?
Acceptance will be based on criteria that include:
- Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from an N.L.N.A.C. or C.C.N.E. accredited program
- Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, plus a “B” average in all nursing courses
- Statement of professional goals
- Letters of reference (one professional, one academic)
- TOEFL scores (minimum scores of 22 in reading, 22 in listening, 26 in speaking, and 24 in writing) and WES reports for all nurses educated outside of the United States and/or educated in a language other than English
How long will the program take to complete?
On average, students complete the M.S.N, H.S.A program in two years.
Is there a campus residency requirement?
No. The degree is fully online, with no residency or campus visits required.
What is the cost of tuition for the program?
The 30-credit program costs $1,310 per credit hour for a total of $39,300.
Is the program accredited?
Yes. The M.S.N., H.S.A program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
What will I learn in the program?
- Prepare to assume middle management positions in the nursing/patient services hierarchy.
- Learn to advocate for and direct the provision of high-quality care while addressing the realities of cost in the newly reformed environment of healthcare delivery.
- Analyze clinical cases from the perspectives of two or more scientific foundations, including nursing science and quality improvement science.
- Conduct organizational assessment (at the micro-, meso-, and macrosystem levels) describing the relationship between organizational structure, leadership and decision making.
- Analyze a clinical/practice case study describing an organizational problem addressing communication and conflict within healthcare (educational) teams.
- Analyze an organizational conflict at the microsystem level and present a strategy to deal with the conflict.
- Develop a business plan including a budget for a proposed initiative to improve outcomes on the microsystem/unit.
- Evaluate an institution’s policy regarding the implementation of new point-of-care technology, including issues related to privacy, patient/provider risks, ethics and costs.
- Conduct an environmental scan of the prevalent issues affecting health care in an institution and provide a summary of key trends, risks and associated implications for planning and budgeting decisions.
- Analyze interdisciplinary patterns of communication and chain of command both internal and external to the unit that impact nursing education or care.
What differentiates this program from others?
Seton Hall University’s M.S.N., H.S.A. stands apart in that you will:
- Learn in a high-quality CCNE-accredited program taught by distinguished practitioner faculty, 80% of whom hold doctoral nursing degrees.
- Gain exposure to patient care operations and nursing and non-nursing executives through a managed care and reimbursement internship and a managerial internship in health systems administration.
- Experience the breadth of learning needed for administrative nursing roles through an annual research day, regular case analysis, field research, interviews and budget creation.
- Study in a values-based curriculum that instills a commitment to lifelong learning, service and leadership for the greater good of patients.
- Upon completion, graduates can sit for the:
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Nursing Administrator Exam
- Commission for Case Manager Certificate Examination (CCMC).
Are there set times to attend my classes?
Not for the online component of the program. You will have specific assignment deadlines and test dates, but you can complete your online coursework at times that are convenient for you.
How do I begin the application process?
If you have further questions about the program, please call us at (844) 823-1198 or Request More Information.
Seton Hall University is able to offer these online programs to select states in the U.S., but is still awaiting full approval from other states. Please consult the State Authorizations page to determine if you are located in a state in which Seton Hall University can confer an online degree or call us at (844) 823-1198 for any questions.