Community Systems Administration

College

  • Center City Campus
  • Abington-Dixon
  • College of Nursing

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science in Nursing

Program Length

2-5 Years

Program Infomation

Prerequisites

Active RN Licensure  
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IMPORTANT NOTICE

The Jefferson College of Nursing has suspended admission to this program. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 215-503-8890 or TJU.Admissions@jefferson.edu with questions.

Program Overview

A variety of emerging healthcare organizations are demanding visionary nursing leaders in administrative roles.

The professional nurse with the Community Systems Administration (CSA) specialty will focus on prevention and primary care. A variety of emerging healthcare organizations are demanding visionary nursing leaders in administrative roles. The nurse will gain knowledge and skills necessary to plan, design and evaluate healthcare programs in a variety of settings. The professional nurse with the CSA specialty focuses on prevention, program planning, leadership in administrative roles and has an overall population focus. The various settings for the CSA graduate are diverse, with examples including public health departments (local, state and federal health agencies), school health programs, community health centers, clinics, shelters, home health and hospice agencies, faith-based organizations, academic and research organizations and nursing centers and hospital administration.

Curriculum

Course Credits
NU 602 Health Policy, Legal & Ethical Dimensions of Practice 3
NU 603 Research For Advanced Nursing Practice I 3
NU 604 Research For Advanced Nursing Practice II 3
NU 605 Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse 3
NU 625 Epidemiology for the Health Professions 3
NU 672 Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
Total Credits 18

The following courses are in addition to the Graduate Nursing Core Curriculum.

Courses Credits
GC 600 Management Skills 3
NU 681 Community Systems Administration I 3
NU 682 Community Systems Administration II 3
NU 683 Community Systems Administration III 3
NU 691 Healthcare Economics & Financial Management for Nurses 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 18