THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING PREPARES
REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES FOR PRACTICE AS FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER (FNP), CLINICAL NURSE LEADER (CNL),
NURSE ADMINISTRATOR, NURSE EDUCATOR.
The MSN degree builds upon the foundation of concepts and skills acquired in undergraduate degrees in nursing. Concentrations include the Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Leader, Administrator, Educator or dual Educator/Administrator. Most of these roles are enacted in health systems to promote and support quality care, with Educators working in both clinical and academic settings. This degree prepares nurse leaders to work with teams and transform systems in clinical and academic settings, as well as in the communities served by those organizations.
The MSN degree is usually a part-time (6-7 credits per semester) program that is offered in a hybrid learning environment, a combination of in-class and online course instruction. This blended delivery mode is preferred by students allowing them face-to-face instruction without the demands of attending each week.
Nursing students will experience state of the art/high-tech laboratories, simulation areas, educational rooms and computer facilities to enhance learning. Upon successful completion of the FNP program, students are eligible to sit for the FNP certification examination which is a requirement for license to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse-FNP. Two examinations are available for this certification; they include the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program.