- Flexible Web-Based Programs
- About the Program
- The Curriculum
- Admissions Information
- Self-Directed Learning Activities
- Weekend Seminars
- Student Assessment
The Western University Master of Science in Nursing, Health Systems Leadership - Administrative Nurse Leader (ANL) Program is designed for nurses who wish to continue working, keep family commitments and live in the same community while pursuing a graduate education. This benefit is especially convenient for students living in rural areas, small communities, or on active military duty. This CCNE-accredited program consists of two integrated elements:
- Web-based curriculum
- Weekend sessions at the Pomona, California campus twice per semester
This graduate program provides a bachelor s prepared nurse with the latest knowledge and applied skills to be an effective leader in today's complex healthcare environment. Today's health care systems require nurse leaders who can integrate experience, knowledge, research and technology to effectively work within an interprofessional team. Core courses in leadership, information technology, accounting and finance, organizational theory, and management apply to all work settings. Completion of this program meets the educational qualifications for certification as a nurse administrator. For more certification information, please contact the Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) website.
This program combines the flexibility of on-line learning with seminar weekends to facilitate graduate education for professional nurses. Full-time and part-time tracks are available.
With the pre-program course CGN 5000: Communication and Information Management (1 unit) the MSN/Health Systems Leadership - Administrative Nurse Leader (MSN-ANL) curriculum consists of 42 semester units. CGN 5000 is Mandatory and offered through the College of Graduate Nursing during the summer prior to the start of the program in the fall. Please note that CGN 5000 is not covered under financial aid because it is a pre-program course and not part of the core curriculum. Full-time students complete the program in two years. An extended track option is available which students complete the program in three years.
Please click on the links below to view the MSN/Health Systems Leadership - Administrative Nurse Leader (MSN-ANL) program curriculum (course number/title and unit value by semester):
MSN/Health Systems Leadership - Administrative Nurse Leader (MSN-ANL) Curriculum
MSN/Health Systems Leadership - Administrative Nurse Leader (MSN-ANL) Curriculum * Extended Track Option
*The extended track option is available for students that choose to take one additional year to complete the program. Students may choose the extended track option if they feel more time is needed to complete their education in order to meet career, family, and other outside commitments/obligations. The extended track is also a viable option for students who feel that the additional year will allow them to complete the program at a pace that better suits their learning goals. Students who choose the extended track option will still be eligible for financial aid.
Please visit the Course Descriptions section within the College of Graduate Nursing Student Catalog to obtain course description information.
For more information regarding the MSN/HSL - Administrative Nurse Leader (MSN-ANL) curriculum, please contact:
Marcia Luxenburg-Horowitz, MSN, RN
Assistant Director, Health Systems Leadership MSN Program
For information regarding prerequisite coursework and application requirements, please review the MSN/LM admissions information, or if you are ready you may submit an online application. If you have any questions regarding the application requirements, please contact the Admissions Counselors: Julie Smith at (909) 469-5442, Michelle Cowling at (909) 469-5540, or Elaine Gonzalez at (909) 469-5337.
The World Wide Web provides a unique opportunity to offer students individualized learning experiences that would be impossible through other media. Online education provides an environment to facilitate critical thinking and interactive learning. Learning activities include discussion forums, group projects, presentations, and scholarly papers.
Twice during each semester, students are required to convene on campus for an intensive weekend of instruction. The weekend seminars provide an opportunity for faculty-student interaction, didactic instruction and demonstrations, student presentations, and group project work. To view Weekend Seminars and other important college-specific dates, please view the Academic Calendar.
Student performance in each course is assessed through a combination of seminar participation, written and oral presentations, and objective examination.