Nursing Health Systems Management

Integrate your nursing experience with health care administration and business skills to improve the patient experience. TWU’s Health Systems Management program is designed for professional nurses looking to advance their career in leadership and executive roles.

Our program shows you how to integrate your passion for patient care and advocacy with the business skills necessary to improve practice and promote health.  The Nursing Health Systems Management program is designed with full time nurses in mind- allowing you to complete your coursework online while continuing to work full time.  

Program Requirements

The Nursing Health Systems Management program requires 42-45 hours to complete, including 17 hours in a selected minor. Students are paired with experienced nurse leaders to complete a 90 hour practicum in each of three areas: Organizational Assessment, Fiscal Assessment and Outcomes Assessment. Practica are arranged at health care agencies in the student’s local area. Core requirements include:

  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice (3 hours)
  • Research and Quality Improvement in Nursing (4 hours)
  • Policy and Health Promotion (3 hours)
  • Fiscal Assessment Practicum (3 hours)
  • Organizational Assessment Practicum (4 hours)
  • Outcomes Assessment Practicum (3 hours)
  • Nursing Health Systems Management Challenges & Opportunities (4 hours)

Nursing Health System Management with a minor in business

Assessment, accounting and advocating for improved patient care.  The Nursing Health Systems Management program with a minor in business provides students with nursing and business administration skills essential for success as managers and nurse executives. Coursework is 100% online, with practicum hours coordinated in your area.

Offered: Denton Campus, Dallas Center, Houston Center

Nursing Health Systems Manage with a minor in Health Care Administration

Committed to a career improving patient experience in a hospital system? The Nursing Health Systems Management with a minor in Health Care Administration program prepares nurses to navigate the complexities of health care systems by providing business skills centered on the hospital environment.  Coursework is completed 50% online and 50% in the classroom.

Offered:  Houston Center

Post- Masters Certificate in Nursing Health Systems Management

Are you a master’s level nurse who’s ready to take your leadership experience to the next level? The Certification in Nursing Health Systems Management provides an additional focus in nursing administration beyond the initial Master’s preparation. Complete your coursework at your own pace, with 100% online and 50% online options available.

Offered: Denton Campus, Dallas Center, Houston Center

RN-MS in Nursing Health Systems Management

It’s time to take your education to the next level, and beyond. The RN-MS Program offers registered nurses holding an associate degree or diploma from a nationally accredited program an opportunity to enroll in a program leading to a Master of Science degree with a major in nursing.

OfferedDenton Campus, Dallas Center, Houston Center

Take the next step.

Apply for Admission

Candidates for admission to the Nursing Health Systems Management program are required to meet the general requirements for graduate admission and provide proof of professional liability insurance and licensure. 

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: May 1
  • Spring semester: September 15

Contact the Nursing Health Systems Management Program

Please contact Dr. Robin Toms for additional information.  

  • Email Dr. Robin Toms, Nursing Health Systems Management Coordinator
  • Call (713) 794-2196