HCNA at SIUE
The health care & nursing administration program in SIUE's School of Nursing prepares nurses for entry into management positions in health care organizations, and refines the skills of experienced nurse managers to mentor them for executive-level positions. The courses assist graduates to become credentialed nurse executives through exams sponsored by organizations such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the American Organization of Nurse Executives Credentialing Center, with appropriate work experience in an administrative role. The program includes 270 practicum hours. Out-of-state students applying for this program are strongly encouraged to discuss clinical requirements with the assistant dean of graduate programs. Clinical arrangements are not able to be made in all states.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Master of Science, Health Care & Nursing Administration (HCNA)
Graduates of the HCNA program are prepared to guide and lead other nurses by becoming managers, leaders or executives in a variety of health care settings. Graduates will collaborate with other health care professionals to help transform patient care and improve outcomes.