The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is a 45 credit hour program of study designed to provide the baccalaureate professional nurse with current advanced knowledge and skills in Medical-Surgical Nursing or Child and Family Nursing with an option for either clinical practice or education. Graduate students who select the nursing clinician option will be prepared to assume leadership roles in an integrated healthcare system and will be able to develop, implement, and evaluate programs for targeted populations in a variety of settings. Graduate Students who select the nursing educator option will be prepared to design and use multiple educational delivery systems and teaching strategies to develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum that will prepare nurses who are responsive to current and future healthcare system. The program prepares graduates in scientific inquiry, which includes initiating, validating, and applying research findings to nursing practice and evaluating nursing theory appropriate for advanced practice.
The Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing has accreditation for the Master of Science in N