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Program Description

The Executive Program for Nurses prepares students for leading roles in healthcare organizations, both service and education. These roles are those that advance and implement the practice of nursing and healthcare, operating primarily in one-to-one relationships with clients. Hence, the graduates of this program will have their major impact on nursing and healthcare by influencing other interdisciplinary healthcare providers. The basic aims of current healthcare delivery and healthcare reform mandate a non-partisan approach to the education of nurses and all healthcare administrators and executives. Professionals who practice in today’s healthcare environments and shape tomorrow’s reform must be collaborative interdisciplinarians.

Nursing leadership in scholarship, in research, and in practice is achieved with the attainment of the doctoral degree. Toward this ultimate goal, there are various developmental levels of role preparation, including an exit point of achievement at the level of Master of Arts (48 points). All role preparation in the Executive Program for Nurses is based upon approaches of open inquiry, scholarly pursuit, and the ability to synthesize knowledge from diverse disciplines in a live person-to-person environment at Teachers College.

Degrees

  • Master of Arts

    • Points/Credits: 48

      Entry Terms: Fall/Spring

      Degree Requirements

      The Masters of Arts degree offers preparation for nursing and healthcare management positions as well as preparation for roles in nursing education.  Two specializations are offered: administration studies, emphasizing the basic skills and concepts of management; and professorial studies, which prepares learners for beginning positions in teaching.

      The accelerated program at the M.A. level in both specializations is a cohort program that meets one day per week on Fridays. It runs for four semesters.  Tuition will be billed at the standard, per credit Teachers College tuition rate.

      Sample Full-Time Program Plan for the Master of Arts NURSE EXECUTIVE ROLE

      A part-time Program Plan is possible by selecting two or three offered classes per semester.

      Semester I

      ORL

      4014

      Legal issues in healthcare organizations

      (3)

      ORL

      4054

      Leadership and management in healthcare organizations

      (3)

      ORLN

      4005

      Theories of nursing

      (3)

      HUDM

      4120

      Basic concepts in statistics

      (3)

      Semester II

      ORL

      4003

      Crisis intervention 

      (3)

      ORL

      4011

      Personnel management in healthcare 

      (3)

      ORLN

      5000

      Nursing science 

      (3)

      ORLN

      5013

      Informatics in nursing 

      (3)

      Semester III

      ORLN

      4013

      Fiscal management of the nursing organization

      (3)

      ORLN

      5040

      Methods in nursing research

      (3)

      ORLN

      5530

       Seminar: Clinical teaching and evaluation

      (3)

      HUD

      4120

       Methods of empirical research

      (3)

      Semester IV

      ORLD

      4051

      How adults learn 

      (3)

      ORLN

      4050

      Health problems and issues in society 

      (3)

      ORLN

      5010

      Administration of a nursing organization

      (3)

      ORLN

      6501

      Seminar in professional nursing 

      (3)

      * Courses and/or sequence are subject to change.

    • Points/Credits: 48

      Entry Terms: Fall/Spring

      Degree Requirements

      The Masters of Arts degree offers preparation for nursing and healthcare management positions as well as preparation for roles in nursing education.  Two specializations are offered: administration studies, emphasizing the basic skills and concepts of management; and professorial studies, which prepares learners for beginning positions in teaching.

      The accelerated program at the M.A. level in both specializations is a cohort program that meets one day per week on Fridays. It runs for four semesters.  Tuition will be billed at the standard, per credit Teachers College tuition rate.

      Sample Full-Time Program Plan for the Master of Arts NURSE EXECUTIVE ROLE

      A part-time Program Plan is possible by selecting two or three offered classes per semester.

      Semester I

      ORL

      4014

      Legal issues in healthcare organizations

      (3)

      ORL

      4054

      Leadership and management in healthcare organizations

      (3)

      ORLN

      4005

      Theories of nursing

      (3)

      HUDM

      4120

      Basic concepts in statistics

      (3)

      Semester II

      ORL

      4003

      Crisis intervention 

      (3)

      ORL

      4011

      Personnel management in healthcare 

      (3)

      ORLN

      5000

      Nursing science 

      (3)

      ORLN

      5013

      Informatics in nursing 

      (3)

      Semester III

      ORLN

      4013

      Fiscal management of the nursing organization

      (3)

      ORLN

      5040

      Methods in nursing research

      (3)

      ORLN

      5530

       Seminar: Clinical teaching and evaluation

      (3)

      HUD

      4120

       Methods of empirical research

      (3)

      Semester IV

      ORLD

      4051

      How adults learn 

      (3)

      ORLN

      4050

      Health problems and issues in society 

      (3)

      ORLN

      5010

      Administration of a nursing organization

      (3)

      ORLN

      6501

      Seminar in professional nursing 

      (3)

      * Courses and/or sequence are subject to change.

    • Points/Credits: 48

      Entry Terms: Fall/Spring

      Degree Requirements

      The Masters of Arts degree offers preparation for nursing and healthcare management positions as well as preparation for roles in nursing education.  Two specializations are offered: administration studies, emphasizing the basic skills and concepts of management; and professorial studies, which prepares learners for beginning positions in teaching.

      The accelerated program at the M.A. level in both specializations is a cohort program that meets one day per week on Fridays. It runs for four semesters.  Tuition will be billed at the standard, per credit Teachers College tuition rate.

      Sample Full-Time Program Plan for the Master of Arts NURSE EDUCATION ROLE

      A part-time Program Plan is possible by selecting two or three offered classes per semester.

      Semester I

      ORL

      4014

      Legal issues in healthcare organizations

      (3)

      ORL

      4054

      Leadership and management in healthcare organizations

      (3)

      ORLN

      4005

      Theories of nursing

      (3)

      HUDM

      4120

      Basic concepts in statistics

      (3)

      Semester II

      ORL

      4003

      Crisis intervention

      (3)

      ORLD

      4053

      Facilitating adult learning

      (3)

      ORLN

      5000

      Nursing science

      (3)

      ORLN

      5013

      Informatics in nursing

      (3)

      Semester III

      ORLD

      4844

      Helping adults learn (3)

      (3)

      ORLD

      5055

      Staff development and training (3)

      (3)

      ORLN

      5040

      Methods in nursing research (3)

      (3)

      ORLN

      5530

      Seminar: Clinical teaching and evaluation (3)

      (3)

      Semester IV

      ORLD

      4051

      How adults learn

      (3)

      ORLD

      4050

      Health problems and issues in society

      (3)

      ORLN

      5230

      Fieldwork in nursing education

      (3)

      ORLN

      6501

      Seminar in professional nursing

      (3)

      * Courses and/or sequence are subject to change.

    • Points/Credits: 48

      Entry Terms: Fall/Spring

      Degree Requirements

      The Masters of Arts degree offers preparation for nursing and healthcare management positions as well as preparation for roles in nursing education.  Two specializations are offered: administration studies, emphasizing the basic skills and concepts of management; and professorial studies, which prepares learners for beginning positions in teaching.

      The accelerated program at the M.A. level in both specializations is a cohort program that meets one day per week on Fridays. It runs for four semesters.  Tuition will be billed at the standard, per credit Teachers College tuition rate.

      Sample Full-Time Program Plan for the Master of Arts NURSE EDUCATION ROLE

      A part-time Program Plan is possible by selecting two or three offered classes per semester.

      Semester I

      ORL

      4014

      Legal issues in healthcare organizations

      (3)

      ORL

      4054

      Leadership and management in healthcare organizations

      (3)

      ORLN

      4005

      Theories of nursing

      (3)

      HUDM

      4120

      Basic concepts in statistics

      (3)

      Semester II

      ORL

      4003

      Crisis intervention

      (3)

      ORLD

      4053

      Facilitating adult learning

      (3)

      ORLN

      5000

      Nursing science

      (3)

      ORLN

      5013

      Informatics in nursing

      (3)

      Semester III

      ORLD

      4844

      Helping adults learn (3)

      (3)

      ORLD

      5055

      Staff development and training (3)

      (3)

      ORLN

      5040

      Methods in nursing research (3)

      (3)

      ORLN

      5530

      Seminar: Clinical teaching and evaluation (3)

      (3)

      Semester IV

      ORLD

      4051

      How adults learn

      (3)

      ORLD

      4050

      Health problems and issues in society

      (3)

      ORLN

      5230

      Fieldwork in nursing education

      (3)

      ORLN

      6501

      Seminar in professional nursing

      (3)

      * Courses and/or sequence are subject to change.

  • Doctor of Education

    • Points/Credits: 90

      Entry Terms: Every 3 Years Fall Only

      Degree Requirements

      The Accelerated Program at the Ed.D. level is a cohort program that meets one day per week on Fridays. The program consists of six semesters of coursework leading to the Ed.D. degree in addition to satisfactory completion of a doctoral dissertation. Program tuition is billed at the standard, per-credit Teachers College tuition rate.

      For program course recommendations and program planning, please see the Doctor of Education Advisement Guide that can be obtained from the office of the Executive Program for Nurses. The following is an example of a doctoral cohort sequence by semester.

      Semester I

      ORLN

      5005

      Interdisciplinary theory in nursing

      (3)

      ORLN

      6514

      Marketing nursing programs and services

      (3)

      HUDM

      4122

      Probability and statistical inference

      (3)

      Semester II

      ORL

      5551

      Ethics for healthcare professionals

      (3)

      ORL

      6500

      Qualitative research methods in organizations: Design and data collection

      (3)

      ORLN

      6615

      Colloquium in nursing administration

      (3)

      Semester III

      ORLN

      5043

      Nursing research development

      (3)

      ORLN

      6522

      Policy formation and governance in healthcare

      (3)

      A&HF

      4090

      Philosophies of education

      (3)

      * Certification

      Semester IV

      ORL

      6011

      Advanced system management

      (3)

      ORLN

      6014

      Managing the socially responsible organization

      (3)

      ORLN

      6540

      Dissertation design development

      (3)

      Semester V

      ORLN

      5011

      Designing, planning, and monitoring the healthcare system

      (3)

      ORLN

      6541

      Advanced dissertation design development

      (3)

      ORLN

      7500

      Dissertation seminar in nursing

      (3)

      Semester VI

      ORLN

      6511

      Innovations in nursing management

      (3)

      ORLN

      6635

      Colloquium in nursing education

      (3)

      ORLN

      7900

      Directed dissertation research

      (3)

       

      Note: After certification, candidates must be continuously enrolled every fall and spring semester, up to and including the semester in which the dissertation defense is held and the revised and/or completed dissertation is submitted to the Office of Doctoral Studies. Following satisfactory completion of all cohort courses covering six semesters, all cohort students must continue in and attend a regular course (3 points) every semester until all requirements for graduation are completed. Course selection: Courses that may be taken include ORLN 6940, ORLN 6941, ORLN 7900, or ORLN 8900 and are based on the directions given by the candidate’s advisor.

Faculty

  • Faculty

    • James E Corter Professor of Statistics and Education
    • Elaine L. Rigolosi Professor of Education
  • Lecturers

    • Arthur Mark Langer Adjunct Professor
  • Adjunct Faculty

    • Cynthia Caroselli Fee Based Instructor
    • Josiane Hickson Fee Based Instructor
    • Ann Marie McDonald Adjunct Assistant Professor
    • Giselle Melendez Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nursing Education
    • Judith K Parker Fee Based Instructor
    • Zachary Johannes Van Rossum Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Instructors

    • Dawn Denise Aubel Fee Based Instructor

Courses

  • ORL 4003 - Crisis intervention
    Study of general crisis phenomena within the framework of crisis intervention theory. Analysis of individual, family, and community dynamics.
  • ORL 4011 - Personnel management in healthcare
    Examination and application of personnel management and human relations theory in the healthcare organization. Includes human resource utilization, problem solving, comunications theory, and evaluation performance. Special fee: $25.
  • ORL 4014 - Legal issues in healthcare organizations
    Laws, administrative regulations, and pertinent case law affecting healthcare organizations. Theories of power, politics, and labor relations applied. Local, state, and federal impact on healthcare included. Special fee: $25.
  • ORL 4054 - Leadership and management in healthcare organizations
    Critical analysis of theory and research in organizational behavior, leadership, and management as it relates to the role of healthcare executives. Critique of the executive's role as it relates to these theories. Special fee: $25.
  • ORL 5551 - Ethics for healthcare professionals
    Review of ethical issues in healthcare and healthcare delivery.
  • ORL 6011 - Advanced system management
    Managing systems requires the generation of useful information for decision-making. This course focuses on using information for strategic planning and management of systems in healthcare.
  • ORL 6500 - Qualitative research
    This course is an introduction to qualitative research methods—conceptualization, design and data collection procedures–with a special focus on organizational study. Students will formulate qualitative problem statements and research questions; design a qualitative study guided by an interactive model and consideration of five different approaches; learn to use observation, interviewing, focus groups, and archival data resources; and apply design and data collection skills by undertaking a pilot research study. Consideration will be given to conceptual frameworks, ethical considerations, field work, sampling, and data management.
  • ORLD 4051 - How adults learn
    This course provides a sophisticated introduction to the field of adult learning and its relationship to adult development and how these principles can be used to support learning across various types of organizations. Students will learn how to practically operationalize the science of human development in their instructional design, facilitation and experiential learning, and assessment and course evaluations. The course takes a design thinking approach to learning, enabling students to engage with prominent models of human development and learning in a hands-on and practical way, grounding their learning through action and lived experience.
  • ORLD 4053 - Facilitating adult learning
    In-depth consideration of issues, strategies, and methods for facilitating adult learning. Theory is considered in relationship to practice. Methods are identified that are suited to adult learning in different settings, and to the role played by groups in individual to team learning. No prerequisites required, but learning is enhanced when taken following ORLD 4051.
  • ORLD 4844 - Helping adults learn
    This workshop will explore different methods and contexts for facilitating adult learning. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own experiences as learners and facilitators and to consider how these experiences might help them to reframe their practice. This highly interactive course will examine what counts as an adult educational approach to learning, the emotional rhythms of learning and what adult students look for in their teachers.
  • ORLD 5055 - Staff development and training
    Introductory course covering the organization, management, and instructional process involved in staff training and development programs in business, industry, unions, healthcare institutions, government, and other noncollegiate settings. Current developments, innovative practices, and issues.
  • ORLN 4005 - Theories of nursing
    Theoretical foundations of nursing. Critical analysis of theories that explain the nature of nursing practice.
  • ORLN 4013 - Fiscal management of the nursing organization
    Focus is the fiscal impact of providing nursing services. Management information systems, organizing human and material resources, and assessing the cost and quality of nursing services are studied. Health organization finance and nursing budgeting are included.
  • ORLN 4050 - Health problems and issues in society
    Political and economic concepts influencing the delivery of healthcare services. Consideration of health issues facing the public and possible courses of action.
  • ORLN 5000 - Nursing science
    Prerequisite: ORLN 4005. Examination of emerging issues in nursing research and healthcare. Relevance to theory development and health policy are emphasized.
  • ORLN 5005 - Interdisciplinary theory in nursing
    Prerequisites: ORLN 4005, ORLN 4050, or equivalent. Evaluation of the utility of theories and models from related disciplines in posing research problems in nursing. Focus on strategies of concept analysis and theory derivation.
  • ORLN 5010 - Administration of a nursing organization
    Prerequisite: ORL 4054. Analysis and application of administrative theory and structure to the nurse executive role. Analysis of fit of models to the nursing administrative task. Application of management by objectives, quantitative decision theory, and other models in the nursing administrative function.
  • ORLN 5011 - Designing, planning, and monitoring the healthcare system
    Prerequisite: ORL 4054. Corequisites or prerequisites: ORLN 4005, ORLN 4013, and ORLN 5010. Identification and analysis of organization and planning theories applicable to the nursing care system. Development of design models based on analyses of current and predictable healthcare needs of society and the nursing market. Ability to assess architectural plans as they impact on nursing care delivery.
  • ORLN 5013 - Informatics in nursing
    Focus on computerized management information systems, computer-based analysis of decision alternatives, assessing nursing care quality and cost-effectiveness, and other feedback mechanisms specific to the nursing organization. Special fee: $50.
  • ORLN 5040 - Methods in nursing research
    Prerequisites: ORLN 4005, ORLN 5000. Analysis of hypothetical generation, study designs, and data collection methods in nursing research with emphasis on application to practice.
  • ORLN 5043 - Nursing research development
    Prerequisites: ORLN 4005, ORLN 5040, or equivalents. Philosophical foundations of empirical and naturalistic inquiry methods are examined with reference to developing a domain-significant research problem. Emphasis given to clarification to study design within interdisciplinary knowledge relevant to nursing.
  • ORLN 5230 - Fieldwork in nursing education
    Permission required. Supervised practice in teaching nurse learners in one or more settings: classroom, clinical and/or practice.
  • ORLN 5530 - Clinical Tchng/Evaluation
    Inquiry in effective strategies for teaching and evaluating students in the laboratory setting. Analysis, or theory and related research.
  • ORLN 5908 - Independent study in professional nursing
    Permission required. Individual, guided learning experience at the master's level in a selected aspect of professional nursing. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
  • ORLN 5910 - Independent study in nursing administration
    Permission required. Individual, guided learning experience at the master's level in a selected aspect of nursing administration. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
  • ORLN 6014 - Managing the socially responsible organization
    Analysis of selected social, economic, and political megatrends that have or will continue to influence the direction of change in the healthcare industry. The process of analysis is intended to serve as a conceptual framework for the categorization of discrete trends affecting the management of nursing services and programs.
  • ORLN 6501 - Seminar in professional nursing
    Prerequisites: Two courses in nursing professionalism and/or history. Examination of selected professional nursing problems or domain in depth. Course may be repeated for credit if different topics are covered.
  • ORLN 6511 - Innovations in nursing management
    Prerequisites: ORL 4054, ORLN 4011, ORLN 5010. Selected innovations in nursing, other health disciplines and management science are analyzed regarding underlying processes for translating new knowledge into successful practice. Special fee: $10.
  • ORLN 6514 - Marketing nursing programs
    Prerequisites: ORL 4054, ORLN 5010. Analysis of marketing concepts and principles of strategic planning as they relate to nurse executive role in health service industry.
  • ORLN 6522 - Policy formation and governance in healthcare
    Policy formation and governance within nursing organizations and within the larger institution of which they are a part. Exploration of external and internal influences on policy formation in nursing.
  • ORLN 6540 - Seminar on dissertation design development
    Permission required. Prerequisites: ORLN 4005, ORLN 5005, ORLN 5043, statistics, and certification. Required of all doctoral candidates. Group critique of dissertation proposals; focus on beginning to intermediate aspects of analysis of theory and research design. This course may be repeated as often as necessary until the student is ready for the departmental examination. Once ORLN 6540 is taken, continuous fall/spring enrollment in this course, in ORLN7900, or in ORLN 8900 is required until the semester during which the departmental examination is held.
  • ORLN 6541 - Advanced seminar on dissertation design development
    Permission required. Prerequisite: ORLN 6540 and certification. Focus on advanced aspects of research design and method.
  • ORLN 6635 - Colloquium in nursing education
    Prerequisite: Determined by professor based on topic selected. Examination of selected problems in nursing education practice and administration. Course may be repeated for credit if a different topic is covered.
  • ORLN 6908 - Independent study in professional nursing
    Permission required. Individual, guided learning experience at the doctoral level in a selected aspect of professional nursing. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
  • ORLN 6910 - Independent study in nursing administration
    Permission required. Individual, guided learning experience at the doctoral level in a selected aspect of nursing administration. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
  • ORLN 6930 - Independent study in nursing education
    Permission required. Individual, guided learning experience at the doctoral level in a selected aspect of nursing education. Topic agreed upon between student and faculty.
  • ORLN 6940 - Independent study in nursing research
    Permission required. Allows student to contract with an individual faculty member for research-related work in a defined area of study, including dissertation development.
  • ORLN 7500 - Dissertation seminar in nursing
    Permission required. Prerequisite: ORLN 6540 and certification. The departmental examination, involving presentation of dissertation proposal for faculty approval. This course is required of all certified doctoral candidates and may be taken only once. If the student is unable to satisfactorily complete the departmental examination during the semester in which enrolled, an incomplete is given and is removed when student completes all requirements for the departmental examination.
  • ORLN 7900 - Directed dissertation research
    Permission required. Prerequisites: ORLN 6540 and ORLN 6541. All doctoral students eligible for this course must register for this course every semester during completion of the dissertation. This course may be repeated as often as necessary upon advice of the advisor.
  • ORLN 8900 - Dissertation advisement in nursing
    Individual advisement on doctoral dissertation following completion of all course work and programmatic course requirements, upon advisement by Faculty advisor. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For continuous requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D. degree.
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