M.S. in Nursing



M.S. in Nursing

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About the Program

Are you a registered nurse with a baccalaureate degree? Are you interested in assuming a more advanced role in nursing? Do you want to master the skills that are critical to the future of health care? Do you seek to build on your current clinical expertise, while developing new competencies for an advanced role in the care environment or in education? Are you looking for a master’s degree program that will prepare you for clinical leadership in nursing?

If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, then you owe it to yourself to learn more about our Master of Science in Nursing.

What You'll Learn

  • Synthesize liberal education and nursing knowledge within a systems framework for advanced nursing roles.
  • Utilize critical thinking and decision-making skills for optimal individual and population outcomes in advanced nursing roles.
  • Demonstrate professional values and standards in ethical practice with individuals and populations and to advance the profession.
  • Implement evidence-based practice in advanced nursing roles with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrate accountability and professional development for informed, reflective practice in advanced nursing roles.
  • Analyze the organization, policy, and financing of systems and their effect on individuals and populations for optimal outcomes.
  • Utilize effective communication, inter- and intra-disciplinary collaborative skills, and information technologies in advanced nursing roles.
  • Demonstrate leadership to plan change and promote good outcomes for individuals and populations.

A Flexible Format
This is a 33-semester-hour program. It is designed to accommodate practicing nurses. Most courses meet on weekday evenings.

We also offer an innovative scheduling format. Most courses are offered in intensive eight-week blocks.

You may complete the program in two years, or adopt a slower pace and finish over a longer period. You can plan the course pattern that’s best for you, in consultation with your faculty advisor.


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