Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University offers several MSN specializations that are designed to meet the needs of various healthcare professionals. Each of the specializations is aimed at providing students with the skills and knowledge required to excel in their careers and contribute to the improvement of healthcare delivery in their communities.
M. S. in Nursing: Nursing Education
This specialization is designed for nursing professionals who aspire to become nursing educators. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to teach and mentor future generations of nurses. Topics covered in the curriculum include instructional design, evaluation and assessment, and curriculum development. Upon completion of the program, students will be equipped to pursue careers in academic and clinical settings.
M. S. in Nursing: Public Health (Bridge)
This program is ideal for registered nurses who hold a bachelor's degree in nursing but are interested in specializing in public health. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address public health issues and improve health outcomes in their communities. Topics covered in the curriculum include epidemiology, health promotion, and disease prevention.
M. S. in Nursing: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Adult Gerontology: This specialization is designed for registered nurses who wish to become advanced practice nurses and specialize in the care of adults. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose, treat, and manage the health needs of adults. Topics covered in the curriculum include pharmacology, health assessment, and advanced practice nursing.
M. S. in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems
This specialization is designed for registered nurses who wish to become leaders in healthcare organizations. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage and lead healthcare organizations and improve the quality of care provided to patients. Topics covered in the curriculum include healthcare administration, healthcare finance, and healthcare policies.
M.S. in Nursing: Leadership in Health Care Systems (Bridge)
This program is ideal for registered nurses who hold a bachelor's degree in nursing but are interested in specializing in healthcare leadership. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and manage healthcare organizations and improve the quality of care provided to patients. Topics covered in the curriculum include healthcare administration, healthcare finance, and healthcare policies.
M.S. in Nursing: Health Informatics (Bridge)
This program is ideal for registered nurses who hold a bachelor's degree in nursing but are interested in specializing in health informatics. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to use technology to improve the quality of healthcare delivery. Topics covered in the curriculum include health information systems, healthcare data analytics, and healthcare informatics.
Keiser’s MSN program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the latest nursing theories and practices, while also focusing on the development of critical thinking, decision making, and leadership skills.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with a comprehensive education in the various aspects of nursing, including health promotion, healthcare systems management, global health, social issues, and more. Students will also study nursing leadership principles, research theory, and evidence-based nursing practice, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to contribute to the field of nursing and make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of their communities.
This program provides an opportunity for students who have completed a BSN to transition into a leadership role or pursue a family nurse practitioner designation. Additionally, for students who have a non-nursing bachelor’s degree, the program offers a bridge option to enter the nursing field and receive the education needed to pursue a leadership role.
By completing this program, students will not only gain the professional knowledge and skills necessary to advance their careers, but they will also become better equipped to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of the communities they serve.
The Master’s degree programs in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Master of Science in Nursing - Management and Organizational Leadership
The Master of Science in Nursing program offered at Northcentral University is designed to equip nursing professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue leadership roles within the healthcare system.
This 36-credit hour program focuses on leadership in contemporary health care organizations and prepares students to engage in scholarship, synthesize evidence-based research and institutional data, and contribute to interprofessional collaboration and practice implementation for optimal outcomes in diverse healthcare settings.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to assess nursing care against professional standards of care and community needs, recommend professional nursing practices using research and evidence-based practice models, prioritize accountability and responsibility in professional judgment, ethics, and actions, recommend new models for nursing in an expanded role of a citizen in the global society, and evaluate policies and economics related to healthcare delivery.
In addition to the 36 credit hours, the Masters of Nursing program requires a minimum of 140 hours of practice experience to be completed in order to graduate. The University may accept a maximum of 12 semester credit hours in transfer from accredited colleges or universities for graduate coursework completed with a grade of "B" or better.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, ensuring the quality of education and commitment to preparing students for successful careers in nursing leadership.
Purdue University Global
MSN - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Purdue University’s Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program is designed for individuals looking to advance their education in the field of nursing. This interdisciplinary program offers a unique opportunity for students to collaborate with professionals from diverse healthcare backgrounds, including medicine, pharmacy, audiology, speech pathology, social work, and physical and occupational therapy.
As a nurse practitioner specializing in adult care, you will be equipped to serve patients aged 13 years and above in a variety of settings, providing them with the highest quality of care. The program features practical mentorship opportunities at the Riggs Community Health Center and nurse-managed clinics, allowing you to gain hands-on experience and put into practice what you have learned in the classroom.
The Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program is certified by the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence, ensuring that students receive a top-notch education in gerontological nursing and are prepared to meet the demands of this fast-growing field. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient-centered care and contribute to the betterment of the healthcare system as a whole.
MSN - Nurse Informatics
Purdue University Global's Master of Health Informatics is a cutting-edge program that combines the fields of health care, computer science, and information management to address the growing demand for experts in the field of health informatics. This online master's program provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to play a critical role in improving the efficiency and quality of the healthcare system.
The curriculum of the Master of Health Informatics program is designed to equip students with the ability to design effective health informatics strategies based on concepts of leadership and innovation. The program also covers the impact of economics, ethics, professional standards, and the law on the optimization of health informatics and the evaluation of public policy and health care policies and procedures.
Students will learn to implement best practices in health informatics while drawing from the social and behavioral sciences and information technology.
The program's mission is to provide a flexible and accessible educational experience that prepares graduates for key roles in the field of health informatics. The program is fully online and delivers accreditation and industry-driven competencies in health, information science and technology, and social and behavioral science domains through evidence-based learning practices.
Upon graduation, students will have a deep understanding of the intersection of health care, computer science, and information management and the ability to apply this knowledge to make meaningful contributions to the health care industry.
Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree Option
The Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration Dual Degree Option is ideal for registered nurses who are looking to expand their knowledge and skills in nursing administration and business practices. The program is designed to prepare individuals to assume leadership roles and managerial positions in various health care organizations, including hospitals, community health facilities, long-term care facilities, and other competitive health care systems.
The program's curriculum has a strong focus on practical and resume-building projects, which helps students build the knowledge and skills needed to make sound business and management decisions in the health care sector. The program also aims to foster thought leadership, innovation, and corporate social responsibility within a global context.
In addition to the practical skills, students will also complete the executive leader concentration, which includes a clinical experience. The program is designed to help prepare students for the Nurse Executive or the Nurse Executive - Advanced certification exams provided by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, depending on the level of leadership within their organization.
The Master of Science in Nursing program has several key outcomes, including:
- Background for Practice from Sciences and Humanities: Students will learn to integrate scientific findings from various fields, including nursing, bio-psychosocial sciences, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences, to continually improve nursing care across diverse settings.
- Organizational and Systems Leadership: Students will develop ethical and critical decision-making skills to effectively lead and work within teams in a systems perspective.
- Quality Improvement and Safety: Students will learn to implement quality improvement principles within an organization, using methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality.
- Translating and Integrating Scholarship Into Practice: Students will learn to apply research outcomes within the practice setting, resolve practice problems, act as a change agent, and disseminate results.
- Informatics and Health Care Technologies: Students will learn to utilize patient-care and communication technologies to deliver and coordinate quality care.
- Health Policy and Advocacy: Students will learn to employ policies that support advocacy strategies to influence health and health care.
- Interprofessional Collaboration for Improving Patient and Population Health Outcomes: Students will learn to collaborate with interprofessional teams to improve patient and population health outcomes.
- Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improving Health: Students will support broad, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care services to individuals, families, and populations.
- Master’s-Level Nursing Practice: Students will integrate advanced levels of understanding of nursing and relevant sciences to influence health care outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems.
MS - Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization
The Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization program is a comprehensive program that prepares students to become competent and effective family nurse practitioners who can deliver quality care to people of all ages. This program emphasizes the development of leadership and practice skills that are essential to shape nursing practice in today's complex and dynamic healthcare system.
The program places a strong emphasis on providing care to rural underserved populations and educating students to be culturally sensitive, cost-effective, accessible, and efficient in their care delivery. With a focus on the family, this program aims to prepare students to be compassionate and knowledgeable healthcare providers who are able to provide comprehensive care to their patients.
Graduates will have the necessary skills and knowledge to become valuable members of the healthcare team, delivering care that meets the unique needs of their patients and communities.