Master of Science in Nursing
This program is currently offered Online.
Welcome to the Brookline College Master of Science – Nursing program (MSN). Congratulations on your decision to attend nursing school and advance your career in the medical world! At Brookline, we believe that a solid foundation across medical practices can be the difference between a job and your career. Additionally, we recognize the importance of an education in general studies. Therefore, we have developed our program to incorporate both the basics of a liberal arts education with the critical elements of a nursing degree. Our online master of a nursing program is designed to prepare graduates to assume the role of an entry-level nurse educator within academic or healthcare settings. Core courses in the program provide the foundation for the educator role in the areas of health systems and policy, organizational leadership, and research applications.
What will you learn at Brookline?
This master of nursing program specialty courses provide learning related to theoretical foundations for higher nursing education, roles of the nurse educator, teaching/learning theory and strategies, curriculum structure and design, assessment/evaluation of student learning, instructional technologies, and academic leadership roles.
Starting your Career!
Nurse educators combine clinical expertise and passion for teaching into rewarding careers. Working in the classroom and the practice setting, they are responsible for preparing and mentoring the next generation of professional nurses. Nurse educators play a vital role in cultivating the nursing workforce, serving as role models and providing the strong leadership needed to implement evidence-based practice. According to the O*Net Resource Center, the nation’s primary source for occupational information, graduates in this field may expect duties to include teaching students in the classroom and clinical units. Additionally, our dedicated career services department will ensure that you receive every available opportunity to interview for and attain the right job to move your career forward.
Program Concentration – 36 Credits; all courses are 3-semester credits each:
- MSN 600 Health Care Systems and Policy
- MSN 610 Organizational Theory and Leadership
- MSN 620 Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice
- MSN 630 Theoretical Foundations of Higher Education
- MSN 640 The Nurse Educator: Roles and Responsibilities
- MSN 650 Curriculum Structure and Development
- MSN 660 Teaching and Learning: Theory and Practice
- MSN 670 Measurement & Evaluation of Student Learning
- MSN 680 Teaching with Technology
- MSN 690 Leading and Managing in Nursing Education
- MSN 700 Practicum in Nursing Education
- MSN 710 Practicum in Education Leadership
The program is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing and who wish to earn a Master of Science in Nursing degree. To be considered for admission applicants must have the following:
- Baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing from a postsecondary educational institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, or an equivalent degree from a comparable foreign institution
- Evidence, in the form of official transcripts, or conferral of bachelor’s degree; or
- For international students, an official transcript translation and evaluation from a member of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)
- Currently registered nurse license in good standing from any state, territory, or district in the United States. This requirement does not apply to international students.
Residency Requirement: No more than 9 of the 36 credits required for the Master of Science in Nursing can be met through transfer credit. You can read more details about the program here.
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Last updated November 16, 2017