The Nurse Administration, Leadership, and Management track requires 65 quarter credits. In the Nursing Leadership and Management track, students are prepared for a variety of executive positions in both hospital healthcare systems and community-based systems. Students are prepared to analyze and implement change in policies and procedures that are designed to improve health care outcomes and improvement in safety and quality. Students analyze financial and system functions, develop and interpret policies, and prepare programs designed to produce system change. Health policy, human resources, information technologies, legal and ethical issues in system management is examined at the local, state, and national level. Graduates will be prepared to take the Certification in Executive Nursing Practice (CNP) and Certified Nurse Manager and Leader. The ANCC provides certification in Nurse Executive and Nurse Executive Advanced Certification.