Master of Science in Nursing (MS)
For the Master of Science degree, the College of Nursing prepares students for advanced nursing roles in the specialty tracks of Care Management, Nursing Education, and Nursing Informatics.
Nurses in advanced roles graduating from the College of Nursing recognize the Master’s prepared nurse:
• Expands on their knowledge of science and humanities gained in their undergraduate programs by integrating and applying scientific findings from a broad range of disciplines to practice.
• Works with individuals, families, and populations in diverse settings and healthcare systems to develop and lead initiatives promoting safe, high quality, culturally sensitive, and cost-effective patient care.
• Integrates advanced knowledge and skills to assure high quality outcomes for individuals, families, population groups and systems.
• Translates and applies evidence-based research outcomes to improve practice and associated health outcomes for patient aggregates.
• Delivers ethical healthcare using information and communication technologies to integrate and coordinate care.
• Exercises leadership and advocacy to positively shape the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policy and healthcare delivery.
• Leads and participates in interdisciplinary collaborations aimed at improving healthcare delivery and care coordination.
• Applies principles of social determinants of health to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate preventative care to diverse settings, individuals and populations.
• Demonstrates professionalism, values lifelong learning, and recognizes the need to adapt
A MS degree with an emphasis in nursing informatics prepares nurses to lead or assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of information system applications.
A MS degree with an emphasis in teaching nursing prepares qualified registered nurses as entry level nurse educators.
A MS degree with an emphasis in Care Management prepares qualified applicants who have earned a Bachelor’s, Masters or PhD degree in nursing. A program specifically in Geriatric Care Management is also an option. Certificate in Care Management is also available at the Post-Baccalaureate and Post-Graduate levels.
For associate degree nurses who want to complete their Bachelors Degree in Nursing and move seamlessly into the Masters of Science Degree in Nursing either Care Management, Nursing Education, or Nursing Informatics.