Master of Science In Nursing
The Master of Science in Nursing Program prepares nurses for advanced nursing practice. There are seven tracks available at this time: Administrative Management, Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Nursing Education, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG_ACNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care (PNP-PC) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).
Students without a BSN can enter the Alternate Entry Master's track for ADN/Diploma RNs. Students complete 21 semester credits of undergraduate level coursework while beginning their graduate level courses to earn the Master's degree.
MSN-prepared nurses interested in obtaining a post-graduate certificate as a Nurse Practitioner may apply to take appropriate coursework depending on their previous graduate level courses. Total semester credit hours needed for completion of the post-graduate certificate is determined on a case by case basis on admission.
MSN Tracks Offered:
Upon completion of the Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) students will:
- Integrate scientific findings from nursing and related sciences, including genetics and genomics, into the delivery of advanced nursing care to populations in diverse settings.
- Demonstrate organizational and systems leadership to assure ethical and critical decision-making at all systems’ levels for quality and patient safety.
- Incorporate performance improvement strategies for quality, safety, and patient-centered care delivery.
- Use improvement science to achieve optimal patient care and care environment outcomes.
- Integrate meaningful and usable information systems and healthcare technologies to support safe, quality patient care and healthcare systems effectiveness.
- Advocate for policy changes that influence healthcare at appropriate levels.
- Lead interprofessional teams using collaborative strategies to effect quality patient care and population health outcomes.
- Analyze and incorporate broad ecological and social health determinants to design and deliver evidence-based clinical prevention and population healthcare and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations.
- Integrate the advanced competencies expected of a master’s prepared nurse to design, deliver, and evaluate outcomes of systems of care for individuals, families, and diverse populations.