Leadership in Advanced Practice Nursing
today's changing healthcare environment, challenges and opportunities confront
the nursing professional. Many seek or find themselves in positions of leadership
with new levels of responsibility for patient care, education or the administration
of services. Nurses who hold an advanced nursing practice degree often
find that these credentials open doors to new professional options.
Nursing leadership involves the art and science of nursing practice. Leadership
is a dynamic process involving activities and behaviors that influence others
to set and attain goals. Nursing leaders demonstrate vision, systems skills
and expert knowledge. Using collaboration, coordination and advocacy to
accomplish their goals, leaders manage communication, conflict and change.
Graduate nursing students at Seattle Pacific University are respected as
skilled nursing professionals who seek a deeper understanding of a specific
population with broader perspectives regarding the delivery of quality health
Advanced Practice Nursing Roles
Currently, the MSN program offers two series of courses that include internships
for preparation for advanced practice roles. One series is for Clinical
Nurse Specialists (CNS), Administration, and Nurse Educators. The other
course series is for Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioner and
Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. The Nurse Educator Certificate and the
Nurse Practitioner certificates are also available at the post masters level.
Graduate Nursing Program Information
Graduate Nursing Coursework