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Nurse Administrator

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Nurse Administrator

Carolyn Rutledge, PhD, FNP-BC

Director DNP Program
School of Nursing

Old Dominion University
  Norfolk, VA


The Master's Nurse Administrator Program will be converting to a BS to DNP Program.

Master's Nurse Administrator. We will be admitting our final class for the Masters in Nurse Administrator this Fall 2013. We will be only accepting applications for full-time study. Deadline for applications will be May 1, 2013. If students have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, the GRE's will be waived.

BS to DNP. The BS to DNP program will begin in January 2014. Applicants must have at least one-year experience in a leadership role. Deadline for applications for BS to DNP is August 15, 2013. If students have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, the GRE's will be waived.

The Nursing Administration role prepares the graduate for leadership positions in a variety of health care areas, such as clinical leadership, educational leadership, nursing/health care administration, organizational development, public health care, military health care, and public policy. The curriculum uses diverse leadership and organizational theories as a foundation, and is designed o provide the participant with advanced problem-solving skills to address today's "real world" healthcare issues. Focus will be on strategic planning, program development and financial management, change implementation and new models of leadership.