The Master of Science in Nursing Program prepares students for leadership roles in nursing. The goal of the MSN program is to educate nurses who can demonstrate knowledge and behaviors of advanced preparation. Each graduate will demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills in evaluating the health and illness of selected populations. Graduates will formulate more comprehensive concepts and principles related to nursing education and patient care management. The MSN graduate program in nursing prepares students to continue study at the Doctoral level.

Strategic Goals 2014 - 2017:

  • Develop cognates (nurse practitioner, clinical nurse educator, MSN/MBA, and leadership in healthcare systems) to reflect current needs of nursing community
  • Stimulate advanced understanding and critical appraisal of nursing and health-related research
  • Support faculty/student scholarship
  • Develop innovative teaching methods to meet needs of working graduate students including hospital-based cohorts and online/hybrid classrooms
  • Promote programs that allow for seamless transition from baccalaureate to master’s degrees
  • Engage faculty and students in leadership activities at regional and national levels
  • Encourage academic/practice partnerships for faculty and students to impact health outcomes