The MSN Program, accredited by the NLNAC, is designed to facilitate the education of men and women as generalists and advanced practice nurses in the professional practice of nursing. To this end, the faculty and students are supportive of Catholic and Christian values and the dignity of the human person from conception to a natural death. To advance this mission, the Department is centered on nursing as a healing ministry, which is focused on the health of a person in his/her environment. The nursing department is further dedicated to the promotion of learning, academic excellence in teaching, and is supportive of professional nursing standards and the process of evidence based nursing practice. The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing program is to facilitate the education preparation of registered nurses into the roles of advanced practice nurses.
The Master of Science in Nursing program is designed as a six semester program that includes fall, spring and summer terms. The student may enter the program at the beginning of any semester, however the length of the time to complete the program may be determined by the point of entry into the system. The courses run sequentially with only certain courses offered each semester. The full load for the graduate student is nine credits. It is not recommended that a student take more than the proposed course work during any term. Part time study is available, the student should seek advice from an academic advisor concerning appropriate part time scheduling.
A post master certificate program is available for those students who have previously earned a master degree in nursing.
The Master of Science in Nursing program offers two areas of specialization from which a students may choose:
Both specialization tracks provide for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for the advanced practice nurse. The curriculum consists of three components:
For more information about the Master of Science in Nursing from Franciscan University, read through the pages linked to the right and feel free to contact the professors directly.
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