The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed for baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses who want to broaden their theoretical and practical knowledge base in preparation for a leadership role or doctoral study. As a learner at the master’s level you will develop, test, and evaluate ideas relevant to nursing practice.
You will also critically examine concepts and theories in relation to health issues, nursing research, and practice nursing in multiple dynamic roles. Through the MSN program, learners will develop leadership skills and an understanding of the dynamic healthcare environment in order to recommend constructive change and systematize ethical, moral, spiritual, and professional concepts into advanced nursing roles. Learners interact with multidisciplinary representatives in multiple practice settings to explore collaborative best practices. Further role development is achieved through extensive sharing of professional experiences in discussion and writing assignments
In addition to the core studies, the learner will choose specialized course work and practicum experiences in one of the following areas:
- Management and Leadership
The MSN program is a 36-credit hour, accelerated program presented in an online format. Designed for the adult learner, class work is completed entirely online. A total of 180 practicum hours are required. An entering class stays together throughout the 17-month program.