Master of Science in Nursing
The mission of the Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN) is to prepare
graduate nurses with advanced knowledge and practice skills. The graduate program
of the School of Nursing derives its purpose directly from the underlying
philosophy of the School of Nursing. The graduate program builds on the foundation
of undergraduate education; the program prepares professionally educated nurses
who are capable of intellectual and professional leadership to provide high quality
clinical nursing to populations, focusing on urban settings and underserved communities.
Major areas of concentration are directed toward reaching applicants who have commitment
to continual personal and professional growth in serving the community.
MSN Program Terminal Objectives
Upon completion of the Master’s of Science in Nursing program the graduate will able to:
- Apply advanced knowledge from the science and humanities to support advanced nursing practice and role development.
- Expand personal knowledge of nursing theories and concepts to serve as a basis for advanced nursing practice.
- Acquire the knowledge and skills related to a specific role in nursing.
- Acquire advanced knowledge and skills in the research process.
- Provide care for urban based ethnically and culturally diverse clients, in health and illness, utilizing appropriate theoretical frameworks.
- Plan, initiate and evaluate changes in the health care system.
- Utilize computers and other technologies to manage, evaluate and investigate health care issues.
- Develop and implement leadership strategies for the improvement of health care.
- Collaborate with multi-disciplined health care teams to foster continuity of care.
- Advocate for health care consumer improvement and for the advancement of nursing as a profession.
- Participate in lifelong learning as a professional member of society.
- Acquire a foundation for doctoral study
Admission Criteria & Procedure
Course Sequence: Full Time
Course Sequence: Part Time