MSN | Master of Science in Nursing

Required Core Courses

HCA 86804 Healthcare Economics

Credits : 3

This course explores the healthcare profession from an economic and decision making perspective as this industry continues to grow in size; both in dollars and relative to overall economic activity in the United States. Students will explore areas of cost-effectiveness analysis, game theory, supply and demand factors impacting medical care, and staffing issues. In addition, the impacts of medical malpractice, regulations, technologies, HMOs, Medicaid, insurance provides, and types of intervention are also discussed relative to improving the student’s skills in the medical profession.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Assess areas of medical care that impacts on both younger and older people.
  • Explain the sectors of the medical care system.
  • Measure the role and importance of general education in healthcare.
  • Assess the use of demand curves in the medical profession.
  • Explain the role of insurance plans on payment schedules.
  • Measure the correlation between prices and time in medical care.
  • Compare the role of physicians, physician’s firms, and wage correlations.
  • Apply the demand of physicians to other medical professionals.
  • Address the importance of doctor-patient relationships and elasticity of demand.
  • Explain medical quality, impact on insurance coverage, and declining occupancy rates.
  • Examine U. S. versus Great Britain physician care and sophisticated special treatment
  • Evaluate purchases medical insurance and the role of the IRS.
  • Formulate second-opinion programs, MCOs, and successful MCO gatekeepers.
  • Differentiate between MCOs and FFSs future roles and the impact on the specialty physician mix.
  • Value Medicare program impacts, balance billing, and lawsuits.
  • Explain Learned Hand Rule and federal court system relative to malpractice law.
  • Assess malpractice insurance and its impact on good and bad doctors.
  • Categorize characteristics and legalities of externalities.
  • Appraise DTXC advertising of drugs and social well-being by restricting entry.
  • Investigate licensure restriction roles and price controls.
  • Assess universal health insurance and mandating employer-paid insurance.
  • Analyze higher medical care expenses and U. S. health care system costs.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
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Elective Courses - choose 15 credits

Nurse Executive Leader Electives

HCA 86804 Healthcare Economics

Credits : 3

This course explores the healthcare profession from an economic and decision making perspective as this industry continues to grow in size; both in dollars and relative to overall economic activity in the United States. Students will explore areas of cost-effectiveness analysis, game theory, supply and demand factors impacting medical care, and staffing issues. In addition, the impacts of medical malpractice, regulations, technologies, HMOs, Medicaid, insurance provides, and types of intervention are also discussed relative to improving the student’s skills in the medical profession.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Assess areas of medical care that impacts on both younger and older people.
  • Explain the sectors of the medical care system.
  • Measure the role and importance of general education in healthcare.
  • Assess the use of demand curves in the medical profession.
  • Explain the role of insurance plans on payment schedules.
  • Measure the correlation between prices and time in medical care.
  • Compare the role of physicians, physician’s firms, and wage correlations.
  • Apply the demand of physicians to other medical professionals.
  • Address the importance of doctor-patient relationships and elasticity of demand.
  • Explain medical quality, impact on insurance coverage, and declining occupancy rates.
  • Examine U. S. versus Great Britain physician care and sophisticated special treatment
  • Evaluate purchases medical insurance and the role of the IRS.
  • Formulate second-opinion programs, MCOs, and successful MCO gatekeepers.
  • Differentiate between MCOs and FFSs future roles and the impact on the specialty physician mix.
  • Value Medicare program impacts, balance billing, and lawsuits.
  • Explain Learned Hand Rule and federal court system relative to malpractice law.
  • Assess malpractice insurance and its impact on good and bad doctors.
  • Categorize characteristics and legalities of externalities.
  • Appraise DTXC advertising of drugs and social well-being by restricting entry.
  • Investigate licensure restriction roles and price controls.
  • Assess universal health insurance and mandating employer-paid insurance.
  • Analyze higher medical care expenses and U. S. health care system costs.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
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Healthcare Administration Electives

HCA 86804 Healthcare Economics

Credits : 3

This course explores the healthcare profession from an economic and decision making perspective as this industry continues to grow in size; both in dollars and relative to overall economic activity in the United States. Students will explore areas of cost-effectiveness analysis, game theory, supply and demand factors impacting medical care, and staffing issues. In addition, the impacts of medical malpractice, regulations, technologies, HMOs, Medicaid, insurance provides, and types of intervention are also discussed relative to improving the student’s skills in the medical profession.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Assess areas of medical care that impacts on both younger and older people.
  • Explain the sectors of the medical care system.
  • Measure the role and importance of general education in healthcare.
  • Assess the use of demand curves in the medical profession.
  • Explain the role of insurance plans on payment schedules.
  • Measure the correlation between prices and time in medical care.
  • Compare the role of physicians, physician’s firms, and wage correlations.
  • Apply the demand of physicians to other medical professionals.
  • Address the importance of doctor-patient relationships and elasticity of demand.
  • Explain medical quality, impact on insurance coverage, and declining occupancy rates.
  • Examine U. S. versus Great Britain physician care and sophisticated special treatment
  • Evaluate purchases medical insurance and the role of the IRS.
  • Formulate second-opinion programs, MCOs, and successful MCO gatekeepers.
  • Differentiate between MCOs and FFSs future roles and the impact on the specialty physician mix.
  • Value Medicare program impacts, balance billing, and lawsuits.
  • Explain Learned Hand Rule and federal court system relative to malpractice law.
  • Assess malpractice insurance and its impact on good and bad doctors.
  • Categorize characteristics and legalities of externalities.
  • Appraise DTXC advertising of drugs and social well-being by restricting entry.
  • Investigate licensure restriction roles and price controls.
  • Assess universal health insurance and mandating employer-paid insurance.
  • Analyze higher medical care expenses and U. S. health care system costs.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
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Nurse Educator Electives

HCA 86804 Healthcare Economics

Credits : 3

This course explores the healthcare profession from an economic and decision making perspective as this industry continues to grow in size; both in dollars and relative to overall economic activity in the United States. Students will explore areas of cost-effectiveness analysis, game theory, supply and demand factors impacting medical care, and staffing issues. In addition, the impacts of medical malpractice, regulations, technologies, HMOs, Medicaid, insurance provides, and types of intervention are also discussed relative to improving the student’s skills in the medical profession.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Assess areas of medical care that impacts on both younger and older people.
  • Explain the sectors of the medical care system.
  • Measure the role and importance of general education in healthcare.
  • Assess the use of demand curves in the medical profession.
  • Explain the role of insurance plans on payment schedules.
  • Measure the correlation between prices and time in medical care.
  • Compare the role of physicians, physician’s firms, and wage correlations.
  • Apply the demand of physicians to other medical professionals.
  • Address the importance of doctor-patient relationships and elasticity of demand.
  • Explain medical quality, impact on insurance coverage, and declining occupancy rates.
  • Examine U. S. versus Great Britain physician care and sophisticated special treatment
  • Evaluate purchases medical insurance and the role of the IRS.
  • Formulate second-opinion programs, MCOs, and successful MCO gatekeepers.
  • Differentiate between MCOs and FFSs future roles and the impact on the specialty physician mix.
  • Value Medicare program impacts, balance billing, and lawsuits.
  • Explain Learned Hand Rule and federal court system relative to malpractice law.
  • Assess malpractice insurance and its impact on good and bad doctors.
  • Categorize characteristics and legalities of externalities.
  • Appraise DTXC advertising of drugs and social well-being by restricting entry.
  • Investigate licensure restriction roles and price controls.
  • Assess universal health insurance and mandating employer-paid insurance.
  • Analyze higher medical care expenses and U. S. health care system costs.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
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Psychological Health Behavior and Nursing Electives

HCA 86804 Healthcare Economics

Credits : 3

This course explores the healthcare profession from an economic and decision making perspective as this industry continues to grow in size; both in dollars and relative to overall economic activity in the United States. Students will explore areas of cost-effectiveness analysis, game theory, supply and demand factors impacting medical care, and staffing issues. In addition, the impacts of medical malpractice, regulations, technologies, HMOs, Medicaid, insurance provides, and types of intervention are also discussed relative to improving the student’s skills in the medical profession.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Assess areas of medical care that impacts on both younger and older people.
  • Explain the sectors of the medical care system.
  • Measure the role and importance of general education in healthcare.
  • Assess the use of demand curves in the medical profession.
  • Explain the role of insurance plans on payment schedules.
  • Measure the correlation between prices and time in medical care.
  • Compare the role of physicians, physician’s firms, and wage correlations.
  • Apply the demand of physicians to other medical professionals.
  • Address the importance of doctor-patient relationships and elasticity of demand.
  • Explain medical quality, impact on insurance coverage, and declining occupancy rates.
  • Examine U. S. versus Great Britain physician care and sophisticated special treatment
  • Evaluate purchases medical insurance and the role of the IRS.
  • Formulate second-opinion programs, MCOs, and successful MCO gatekeepers.
  • Differentiate between MCOs and FFSs future roles and the impact on the specialty physician mix.
  • Value Medicare program impacts, balance billing, and lawsuits.
  • Explain Learned Hand Rule and federal court system relative to malpractice law.
  • Assess malpractice insurance and its impact on good and bad doctors.
  • Categorize characteristics and legalities of externalities.
  • Appraise DTXC advertising of drugs and social well-being by restricting entry.
  • Investigate licensure restriction roles and price controls.
  • Assess universal health insurance and mandating employer-paid insurance.
  • Analyze higher medical care expenses and U. S. health care system costs.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
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