The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing Degree is to offer a dual track program for the working, baccalaureate prepared nurse. Emphasis focuses on the development of both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the areas of nursing/patient/staff education and leadership. In lieu of a thesis, the student will complete a faith-based thesis project that addresses a geographical health need. The Program consists of 40-42 units that can be completed in a minimum of six semesters.

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The program is designed to help students develop in the following areas:

  1. Critical thinking
  2. Cultivation of character
  3. Development of professional skills
  4. Life of compassionate nursing leadership
  5. Enhancement of patient health in complex healthcare system

Learning Outcomes

By the time students complete the program they will have developed the following competencies:

  1. Advocate for health policy changes that enhance population health and promote professional nursing practice.
  2. Select technology to provide and present health information to clients and students.
  3. Conduct a comprehensive health assessment for culturally diverse individuals and selected aggregate(s).
  4. Design a health care course or program.
  5. Support legal and ethical guidelines in all aspects of nursing practice.
  6. Develop a thesis project using research, critical thinking, and evidence-based practice skills.
  7. Prepare to assume a senior leadership/management position and/or the role of educator in a health care agency or college setting.
  8. Integrate faith and lifelong learning in personal an dprofessional life.

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