Leadership in Advanced Practice Nursing

In 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 care.

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.




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