Why is our Master of Science in Nursing program a good choice for nurses?
The Master of Science (Nursing), or MS(N) degree program, prepares nurses with post-baccalaureate or post-graduate degrees for roles as nurse educators, nurse leaders and advanced practice nurses. Students may seamlessly progress into the DNP program following MS degree completion. We provide an online graduate orientation tailored to provide students the tools they need for success.
- Learn to provide lifelong, comprehensive primary health care to families through disease management, health education and preventative health services.
- Understand how to work independently and collaboratively to integrate advanced knowledge in the delivery of health care to all populations including rural and underserved communities.
- Be eligible for advanced practice nurse certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).
• This program is blended: You may complete all course work online but an on-campus visit is required once per year.
• Courses are semester-based. How long it takes to complete the program depends on your academic progress so far. If you want to study part time, the program will most likely take you three years to complete.
• All courses are delivered in a flexible online format to meet the needs of working professionals.
• Students have the choice to be enrolled part-time or full-time to meet their personal/professional goals.
• All courses are taught by experienced online nurse educators, nurse leaders, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners.
Student Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the master’s program in nursing, the learner will:
• Practice professional accountability and behavior consistent with master’s level nursing practice standards.(Essential I)
• Integrate essential knowledge from nursing and other disciplines into master’s level nursing practice.(Essential IV)
• Communicate and collaborate effectively to promote health and improve healthcare delivery.(Essential III, Essential VII)
• Apply and integrate master’s level nursing practice concepts to serve designated populations. (Essential VIII, Essential IX)
• Critique and assimilate research, technology and informatics as a basis for promoting health and improving healthcare delivery.(Essential IV, Essential V, Essential IX)
• Advocate, through leadership and policy, for all persons in need of nursing or health care regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, and military veteran or socioeconomic status.(Essential II, Essential VI)
Approved by Sinclair School of Nursing Faculty Assembly, 2011