One crucial point in any version of national health care reform is that the state’s demand for nurses to support health
care services will continue to exceed the supply of qualified and
educated nurses in the health care systems. In addition, requirements of
the nationally acclaimed Magnet Hospital recognition program have
mandated that nurse managers hold a master’s degree. Our i-LEAD Program strives to make a substantial contribution in overcoming these obstacles.
Benefits and Uniqueness of the i-LEAD option program:
- The College of Nursing faculty are experts in health care systems, informatics, leadership, research and practice.
- i-LEAD is available entirely online, thereby being accessible to
students in rural Colorado and across the country as well as
- i-LEAD utilizes the benefits of social media to integrate students
into the administrative network of experts within Colorado as well as
across the country.
- Both in-state and out-of-state students share one low tuition rate.
- The program is designed to foster nursing leadership and reduce health disparities.
- This option provides faculty in associate degree programs the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in an accessible format.
- Nurses, interested in administrative positions, will gain core competencies in management.
This master’s program option provides a 30 credit core master’s degree in nursing leadership and health care systems, with the following exit options:
- Graduation with a MS in nursing leadership and health care systems
- Completion of an additional 12 credits for specialization in executive leadership, offered as a post master’s certificate
- Completion of an additional 12 credits for specialization in health care informatics, offered as a post master's certificate
- Seamless progression into our PhD program with a health systems research focus
While seeking admission to this MS option, a potential student would be eligible to enroll as a non-degree-seeking student and may take up to 12 semester credits prior to acceptance into this MS option.
Please contact the Office of Professional Development for more information about enrolling as a non-degree-seeking student. Email: email@example.com or call: 303-724-1372.