Master of Science in Nursing
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program builds upon a baccalaureate education to prepare graduates for advanced nursing roles in education and/or leadership. The program is designed for nurses who have a foundation of quality nursing practice, critical thinking, leadership, diversity, and a holistic nursing philosophy.
The MSN is offered to prepare nurses for service in advanced nursing roles by promoting the development of educational and nursing leadership knowledge, concepts, and skills. Emphasis is placed on nursing theory, research, and practice to facilitate personal and professional development in an environment that reflects the University’s Franciscan values and encourages lifelong learning.
Graduates of the Nurse Educator concentration are prepared to function as generalists to teach in a variety of educational roles in nursing practice, including undergraduate nursing education programs and staff development programs.
Graduates of the Nurse Leader concentration are prepared to function in advanced leadership roles in a variety of health care settings. Both options include core content in nursing theory, trends in nursing, nursing research, statistics, health care policy, role development, ethics, diversity, and nursing informatics. Opportunity for immersion into the advanced role is provided
in the practicum experience. The program culminates with the development of a capstone project.
It is our expectation that nurses who complete the program will:
• Incorporate knowledge from nursing science, related fields, and professional foundations in building advanced nursing roles.
• Collaborate in scholarly activities of evaluation, application, and integration of nursing research into holistic nursing practice.
• Integrate Franciscan and personal values and beliefs into a framework for advanced nursing.
• Engage in professional activities, advocate for change, and articulate the role of the advanced nurse through interdisciplinary interaction.
• Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of human diversity in the provision of health care.
• Explore the impact of ethical, political, economic, legal, and moral issues related to healthcare in society.
• Develop a commitment for life long learning and advanced study.
Lourdes University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 34-43
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 650 USD
In State Tuition (per year): 9375 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 9375 USD