Program Description The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed for 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 advanced practice nursing. You will also critically examine concepts and theories in relation to health issues, initiate nursing research, and practice nursing in multiple dynamic roles. Through the MSN program, learners develop leadership skills and an understanding of the dynamic health care 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. Course Tracks
In addition to the core studies, the learner will choose specialized course work and practicum experiences in one of the following areas:
AT A GLANCE Format: Accelerated classes are offered entirely online Program Length: 18 months Credit Hours: 34 credit hours Locations: Online Typical Candidate: Current registered nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing degree seeking to advance to a higher level in nursing or education in nursing
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