The M.S.N. programs prepare students for advanced practice nursing roles as nurse practitioners. All specialty program options are designed to enable students to meet the current graduate level educational requirements for the appropriate national certification examinations. Students may follow a full-time or part-time plan of study.
The M.S.N. program is based upon a tiered curriculum. The tiered approach provides quality educational
Classes are held on campus 1 to 2 days per week.
Graduate students wishing to academically qualify for the National League of Nursing Certified Nurse Educator certification may do so within any M.S.N. specialty program provided they obtain 9 or more credit hours in selected graduate education courses. Students interested in teaching nursing may wish to consider this academic preparation which, together with teaching experience, will meet the qualifications for the certification examination (9 credit option added to any M.S.N. degree).
The aim of the Master of Science in Nursing Program is to prepare students as
The Master of Science in Nursing builds upon baccalaureate education in nursing and prepares students for leadership roles in fields of advanced practice nursing as nurse practitioners.
Upon completion of the M.S.N. program, the graduate will have:
- Acquired advanced knowledge from the sciences and the humanities to support evidence-based advanced practice nursing;
- Integrated nursing theory as the foundation for advanced practice nursing;
- Demonstrated expertise in a selected role within a specialized area of advanced practice nursing;
- Acquired advanced knowledge and skills to use and disseminate the findings of nursing research,
- Acquired advanced knowledge and skills to effect optimum delivery of health care services;
- Demonstrated ethical behavior and respect for Judeo-Christian values and;
- Acquired a foundation for doctoral study.