The Master of Science in Nursing program's design is based on the needs outlined by individuals, community nurse leaders, employers, faculty and groups surveyed. The program is congruent with current documents of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the Institute of Medicine and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The M.S.N. program received the full five years accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education in 2008.
The purpose of the graduate nursing program is to prepare nurses with advanced education in the discipline of nursing, in scholarship and in a selected area of study. Two areas of study are particularly timely in our local social context.
Consideration of other areas of study to be offered in the future, such as health care informatics, will address emerging community and professional needs.
M.S.N. sample plan for study (fall 2013 to Dec. 2015)