The Master of Science in Nursing is a 33-credit program designed to provide registered nurses with advanced knowledge about
nursing theory, research, professional development, scholarship, legal, ethical and professional standards of practice in the student’s area of concentration. The curriculum will highlight current trends in evidenced based practice. The student will develop collaborative relationships with nurses and other discipline professionals and will acquire a foundation for doctoral study. The courses emphasize individual and group learning The curriculum will highlight the current trends in evidence-based practice.
The program consists of 33 credits. Students take six core courses and select an area of concentration. Students must complete the program prerequisite requirements, if applicable, before enrolling in a graduate-level course. A graduate who enters the proposed program with the prerequisites completed is expected to be able to complete the core and concentration courses in less than 18-24 months, if taking two to three six-week courses per semester as well as one course during the January and first summer session.
Courses are offered as hybrid courses, a mix of in-class and online learning. The classroom instruction component will be offered in the evenings and on weekends at the Beverly campus.
The sequence of nursing courses is based on an arrangement to build from existing knowledge to move students through the core courses to their specialties. Within this framework students will be assessed on their individual knowledge through tests, papers and projects, as well as through collaborative small and large group class efforts. Students are required to maintain a cumulative grade average of 3.0 during their program of study. Students will be required to pass an internship in their selected field of choice and submit at the completion of this program an electronic portfolio to assess their comprehensive understanding of program course and practicum work. Program evaluations will be conducted by students at the completion of their coursework.
Upon completion of the program, students will:
- Demonstrate a repertoire of skills and strategies for a nurse’s role as an effective leader within an organization.
- Synthesize nursing knowledge and experience within a conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice.
- Function as a nurse leader in the conduct and application of research.
- Collaborate and communicate to establish and maintain a professional work environment
- Engage in continuous life-long learning and scholarship.
- Integrate ethical, legal and professional standards of practice from the perspective of a nursing role specialty.
- Foster sensitivity to the individual’s connectedness to the human and global community that will enhance the provision of care among diverse ethnic and cultural populations.
At the time of matriculation, students may request transfer of not more than six graduate credits that have been completed at regionally accredited institutions. The courses must be relevant to the program of study, must show grades of “B” or higher, and must have been completed no more than five years prior to the student’s acceptance into Endicott’s Master of Science in Nursing program.
M.S. Concentration Options
Nursing Administration Concentration
Nursing Education Concentration
Global Health Nursing Concentration
Family Nurse Practitioner
Traditional Master’s Pathway
The Traditional Master’s Pathway is designed for registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The common course of study for each specialty includes graduate core courses in theories, research process and design, and contemporary issues and trends that influence nursing practice. The courses follow a detailed sequence needed to develop expertise in each concentration.
Endicott College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326”