Nursing Administration/Public Administration (MS/MPA)
Hunter College is no longer accepting new applications for the joint Master of Science/Master of Public Administration Dual Degree offered with Baruch College. Further updates on enrollment to this program will be posted in the not-too-distant future. (Updated 12/22/2015)
The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing and the Baruch College School of Public Affairs offer a 57-credit program of study leading to the Master of Science (MS) degree in nursing administration and the Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. This dual degree MS/MPA program prepares nurses to assume positions of leadership in a variety of health care settings, systems, and agencies. The program emphasizes multidisciplinary approaches to management and policy in nursing and health care.
The master's program at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). The Baruch MPA program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (www.naspaa.org).
Course of Study
The program includes core courses in nursing and public administration, electives in both schools, and specialization courses that combine advanced knowledge with 500 hours of supervised clinical experience. Course descriptions are available in the Graduate Catalog (2015-16).
Nursing Core Courses (12 credits)
NURS 700 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science (3 cr.)
NURS 702 Advanced Nursing Research (3 cr.)
NURS 704 Health Care Systems and Policy (3 cr.)
NURS 749 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Diverse Populations (3 cr.)
Baruch College School of Public Affairs Core Courses (21 credits)
PAF 9100 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
PAF 9103 Communication in Public Settings (3 cr.)
PAF 9120 Managing Organizations in the Public and Not-for-Profit Sectors (3 cr.)
PAF 9130 Economic Analysis and Public Policy (3 cr.)
PAF 9140 Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Analysis (3 cr.)
PAF 9170 Research & Analysis I (3 cr.)
PAF 9172 Research & Analysis II (3 cr.)
Electives (9 credits)
One Nursing elective (3 cr.)
Two Public Affairs electives, such as:
PAF 9180 Policy Analysis (3 cr.)
PAF 9735 Health Politics and Policy Making (3cr.)
PAF 9123 Program Evaluation (3cr.)
Specialization Clinical Courses (15 credits)
NURS 735 Leadership & Management in Health Care I (5 cr.)
NURS 740 Leadership & Management in Health Care II (5 cr.)
NURS 745 Leadership & Management in Health Care II (5 cr.)
(These three courses require a total of 500 practicum hours)
How to Apply
We are currently not accepting new applications for this program. Please check back for updates.
For more information, please contact contact Prof. Joseph Saladino, MS/MPA coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.