The master’s entry to nursing practice (MENP) is a rigorous full-time program that is completed in two years. This program is conducted in a hybrid format consisting of on-campus and online learning, with simulation laboratory time and clinical time. Classes meet Monday through Friday during the day, and evening and weekend clinical hours may be required.
The course work will enable to the student to achieve the baccalaureate competencies leading to the initial licensure process and the terminal objectives of the master’s degree program with a role concentration so that graduates may sit for Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) certification.
NOTE: It is expected that students in the program are not currently employed during their time of study.
The graduate learning outcomes are those of the Master of Science in Nursing Program:
• 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 of nursing;
• 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; and
• Demonstrate leadership within systems to plan change and promote quality outcomes for individuals and populations.
Students who wish to complete the master’s entry to nursing practice program should hold a baccalaureate degree in any field with a minimum GPA of 3.2 out of 4.0.
Candidates for the program must have completed the following prerequisites within the last 5 years and with a grade of C or better:• Anatomy and Physiology (two semesters with lab)
Applicants must also have college-level oral and written communication skills and computer literacy (Microsoft Word, email, Internet skills).
Academic Standing and Progression Policies
Students in this program are accountable for all standards and policies stated in the Master’s Entry to Nursing Practice Student Handbook. Other academic policies are the same as the MSN program.