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The MSN/MPA is a 57-credit program that combines the offerings of the Hunter College Schools of the Health Professions Master of Science in nursing administration (MSN) program with the Baruch College School of Public AffairsMaster of Public Administration program. The program provides the knowledge base and skills needed by graduates to function as effective nurse administrators across the whole continuum of care, from wellness to illness, focusing increased emphasis on community-based care, integrated systems, and community networks.

The specific objectives are to:

  1. Prepare nursing administration graduates to assume leadership positions and management roles in diverse health care organizations and to function as members of organizations executive management teams;
  2. Recruit and educate nursing administration graduates in an interdisciplinary framework that will increase and necessitate ongoing flexibility and expanded partnerships between nursing and other disciplines; and
  3. Integrate the knowledge, theories, and skills of health policy to enable nursing administration graduates to improve the effectiveness of health care delivery systems.
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