Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs build upon the student’s baccalaureate nursing education and professional experience. Students with a non-nursing bachelor's can be admitted with prerequisites.
The goal of the Master of Science in Nursing program is to prepare advanced practice nurses, nurse educators, and nursing leaders and managers to assume leadership positions in a variety of health care settings. Graduates of these programs are eligible to sit for national certification examinations in their respective specialties.
Students with a non-nursing bachelor’s have extra admission criteria.
The programs prepare students to:
- Analyze social, economic, ethical, cultural, legal, and political issues influencing nursing practice and health care in a global context.
- Collaborate with leaders in nursing and other disciplines to improve the quality of professional nursing practice and the health care system.
- Develop and implement leadership, management, and teaching strategies for the improvement of health and health care.
- Develop practice models of evidence-based nursing practice incorporating nursing research.
- Influence health and public policy to improve health of communities.
- Participate in lifelong learning activities.
- Participate in research and disseminate research findings through presentation and publication.
- Synthesize advanced knowledge from the sciences, humanities, and nursing theories to support advanced nursing practice.
- Plan, evaluate and implement the delivery of health care using critical thinking skills.
- Practice in an advanced nursing role.
Depending on the track, students must complete a minimum of 36-46 credit hours of graduate-level course work:
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner—46 credit hours
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner—42 credit hours
- Family Nurse Practitioner—46 credit hours
- Nursing Leadership and Management—36 credit hours
- Nursing and Healthcare Simulation—30 credit hours
- Nurse Educator—38 credit hours
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Last updated February 16, 2017