Nursing School Begins Graduate Program in Nursing Care and Health Systems


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Posted: 9/1/1999

The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing announces the graduate-level Nursing Care and Health Systems Specialist program. The new program aims to provide nurses with multiple career options and prepare them to practice as health systems specialists. The curriculum is based on results of an assessment of the healthcare environment that included input from nurse employers.

The program offers three concentrations: patient care management, where students graduate with expertise in the care management of a selected population; health system management, where students graduate with expertise in administering nursing and patient care services; or a combination of both.

“Nurses have many options in today’s diverse and changing healthcare arena,” says Stella Shiber, PhD, RN, Associate Dean of Professional Education Programs and Practice at Hopkins’ School of Nursing. “Our new program offers one degree that has numerous possibilities.”

Dr. Shiber says students can choose from such diverse roles as clinical specialist, case manager or research nurse in specialty roles including women’s health, gerontology, and infectious diseases.

To learn more about the new graduate program, or to meet with a faculty mentor to identify and develop your educational and professional goals, call 410.955.7548 or email [email protected]