Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The Master of Science in Nursing program at the Bronson School of Nursing is designed specifically for RNs who want to expand their knowledge and expertise. Our graduates areleaders in promoting health care in individuals and communities.

We welcome nurses with bachelor's degrees to apply to the program, whether you have your BSN, or an associate degree in nursing with a bachelor's degree in another field.

Program advantages:

  • Online courses with faculty who are supportive and engaged in student learning
  • A choice of three tracks: nurse educator, addiction or gerontology
  • You will have opportunities to practice in diverse clinical settings
  • 36 credit hours completed in just seven terms
  • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and incorporates the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN) Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing

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M.S.N. program outcomes

MSN Graduate Program Outcomes (adapted from AACN Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing, March 21, 2011)

  • Integrate scientific findings from nursing biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing practice across diverse settings.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills that emphasize ethical and critical decision-making, effective working relationships, and a systems-perspective.
  • Use the methods, tools, performance measures and standards related to quality, as well as apply quality principles within an organization.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply research outcomes within the practice setting, resolve practice problems, work as a change agent, and disseminate results.
  • Use patient-care technologies to deliver and enhance care and use communication technologies to integrate and coordinate care.
  • Demonstrate the ability to intervene at the system level through the policy development process and employ advocacy strategies to influence health and health care.
  • Engage as a member and leader of interprofessional teams, communicate, collaborate, and consult with other health professionals to manage and coordinate care.
  • Applies patient-centered and culturally responsive evidence-based strategies in the delivery of clinical prevention and health promotion interventions and/or services to individuals, families, communities, and aggregates/clinical populations.

Questions

 For more information about the program or the application process, email MSN Coordinator Kelly Ackerson at kelly.ackerson@wmich.edu.

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