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Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Overview

The Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) at Trinity Washington University offers BSN nurses two tracks to continue their education as advanced nurses: Nursing Education and Nursing Administration.

The Nursing Education track prepares nurses to work in roles either as academic educators at universities and colleges or as clinical, unit-based educators in health care facilities. The curriculum for the education track integrates the National League for Nursing’s nurse educator competencies in all nurse educator courses and supports student development and application of the competencies from theory to practice.

The Nursing Administration track prepares nurses to lead and manage clinical units to provide quality patient care. The nurse executive competencies of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) is integrated in the nurse administrator courses and supports student development and application of the competencies from theory to practice.

Program Format

  • Hybrid format: online courses with Friday and Saturday face-to-face sessions 8 times a semester.
  • 4 semesters of full-time or 6 semesters of part-time coursework.
  • Curriculum utilizes The American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s (AACN), The Essentials of Masters Education for Professional Nursing Practice and The American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics as foundations that guide the curriculums.

MSN Program Goals

  • Educate baccalaureate prepared nurses for leadership roles in nursing education or administration.
  • Meet advanced health needs of diverse individuals, families, groups, communities and populations across various settings.
  • Collaborate with the communities of interest in advancing the professional leadership and education of nurses.
  • Provide a foundation for doctoral education.

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Featured Courses

NURSE EDUCATOR COURSES NURS 515 Advanced Pathophysiology & Pharmacology NURS 562 Advanced Health Assessment SNHP 501 Theoretical Foundations SNHP 530 Qualitative Research and Biostatistics SNHP 600 Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching SNHP 601 Informatics SNHP 620 Curriculum Development and Evaluation SNHP 630 Quantitative and Outcomes Research and Biostatistics SNHP 651 Ethics SNHP 640 Teaching and Clinical Practicum ADMN 642 Health Care: Delivery Systems, Policies, and Procedures NURSE ADMINISTRATOR COURSES NURS 515 Advanced Pathophysiology & Pharmacology NURS 562 Advanced Health Assessment NURS 625 Administrative Theory in Nursing II NURS 645 Practicum in Nursing Administration SNHP 501 Theoretical Foundations SNHP 530 Qualitative Research and Biostatistics SNHP 601 Informatics SNHP 630 Quantitative and Outcomes Research and Biostatistics ADMN 607 Accounting and Finance for Evaluation and Control ADMN 642 Health Care: Delivery Systems, Policies, and Procedures


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Career Paths

  • Nurse Administrator
  • Nurse Educator

Settings:

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Acute Care and Long Term Care Facilities
  • Schools
  • Community Settings

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