The Master of Science degree is available to qualified students who desire advanced preparation in a variety of clinical specialty areas. The program is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing, and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (1 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036-1120, phone: 202-887-6791).
The philosophy of graduate nurse education is that the practice of nursing is constantly changing as health needs and health delivery systems are altered. Integral to nursing is an ability to work effectively and cooperatively with other disciplines and community services to promote health.
The focal point in this curriculum is the nursing process with strong components of clinical medical knowledge complemented by behavioral science concepts. Courses are interdependent and have been structured to provide clinical depth in the area of student’s choice.
The graduate will have the knowledge and skill to function as an advanced practice nurse in one of several specialty areas. Nursing research skills and the application of nursing theory to practice are major emphases of the curriculum.
In an effort to accommodate the busy schedules of nurses, we offer all of our core courses on Tuesday and Thursday to eliminate the need for students to come to campus every day. While it may be possible to schedule all classes on one day, the majority of students will need to come to campus both days as a full-time student.
Each applicant should request a copy of the official transcript of all college course work be sent to the Office of Admissions and Records.
We will resume MSN information sessions in Spring 2014..