Lewis University

College of Nursing and Health Professions

Master of Science in Nursing


One University Parkway

Romeoville, IL 60446

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Nursing administration and nursing education are available as post-master's certificate programs for the professional nurse who has a master's degree in nursing. The nursing administration certificate program requires 12 semester credits and the nursing education certificate requires 9 credits., MSN or MSN/MBA

Format: Online

Program Description:

If you are a professional nurse seeking additional education, consider Lewis University's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Designed for working adults, this program will provide you with the advanced knowledge you need to become a leader in your field. As an MSN student, you will achieve more specialized knowledge of health care delivery. You will practice the principles of critical inquiry, learning to design and execute complex strategies in healthcare. You will practice your skills in presentation and communication, making you a more effective leader. And, you will investigate the economic, social and political issues that influence community health, and develop strategies for intervention. You can choose to focus your studies on specializations in Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, or choose the dual MSN/MBA degree offered in partnership with the Lewis University Graduate School of Management. •Nursing Administration: Graduates are prepared to function as leaders in the administration of nursing services and patient care services to improve the delivery of healthcare. Competencies are developed in the financial, economic, human resources, and organizational components of management. •Nursing Education: Graduates are prepared to assume roles in education programs, and educator roles in staff development, continuing education, and community education in a variety of settings. Competencies are developed in curricular design, instructional methods, and program evaluation. •Adult Nurse Practitioner: Graduates are prepared to provide primary healthcare for adolescents and adults in a wide variety of settings, including primary care clinics, hospitals, private practices, community health centers, and in the home. •Family Nurse Practitioners: Graduates are prepared to provide primary healthcare for adolescents, adults, women, infants, and children in a wide variety of settings, incl


The graduate program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Graduates of the nurse practitioner programs are eligible to sit for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) examination leading to certification as adult or family nurse practitioner. Graduates of the nursing administration and education specializations are eligible to seek national certification in their fields after practice requirements are met.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 42 to 66 depending o

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $730 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans are available for those who qualify. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Lewis University FAFSA School Code: 001707.

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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