Thomas Edison State College

W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Nursing

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program is designed for experienced RNs with a BSN degree who want the convenience and flexibility an online program can offer. On completion of the MSN degree program, graduates will be able to: 1. Apply research methods to evaluate current knowledge from nursing theory, nursing science and related disciplines to inform and/or initiate change in educational, clinical and organizational decision making 2. Demonstrate the use of scholarly inquiry to inform educational and clinical practice management 3. Apply ethical decision-making in research, evaluation, education, clinical practice and management 4. Analyze the effect of health policy, finance, healthcare technologies and organizational structure on the development and implementation of quality educational programs and healthcare delivery systems 5. Demonstrate the use of leadership strategies that advance the design and implementation of quality education programs and improve clinical practice 6. Analyze the effect of sociopolitical and cultural influences on nursing education and healthcare practices 7. Utilize effective communication to enhance clinical and educational practice. 8. Integrate advances in healthcare technology into nursing education and healthcare 9. Demonstrate a commitment to advanced study and lifelong learning In addition to the MSN degree outcomes, graduates of the Nurse Educator program will be able to: 1. Apply theories of education and related sciences to the development and evaluation of nursing and healthcare curricula 2. Facilitate learning of individuals and groups using theories of education, nursing, testing and evaluation, and technological innovation 3. Apply leadership strategies to contribute to the ongoing development of the profession of nursing and nursing education 4. Utilize research to analyze the outcomes of nursing interventions and improve nursing practice and nursing pedagogy 5. Apply strategies that recognize multicultural factors in teaching and learning 6. Utilize theories of change to advance the profession of nursing 7. Analyze ethical theories and ethical decision-making in the educational setting 8. Analyze trends in healthcare and nursing education and their impact on the profession of nursing, nursing education, and the delivery of patient care 9. Design curriculum, implement and evaluate curriculum based on sound educational principles, theory, and research In addition to the MSN degree outcomes, graduates of the Nursing Informatics program will be able to: 1. Integrate knowledge, skills, and scientific findings from nursing science, computer science, information science, and cognitive science in the professional practice of nursing informatics 2. Analyze the concepts of, and relationships between data, information, knowledge and wisdom for implications to nursing practice 3. Demonstrate leadership in the professional practice of nursing informatics through the use of effective communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and administrative skills 4. Participate at each stage within the health information systems life cycle as a leader and team member 5. Promote the use of healthcare informatics-related education for consumers and healthcare providers 6. Integrate legal, ethical, regulatory, technical, and professional standards into the development and implementation of healthcare related information systems 7. Use research, evidence based practice, quality improvement and safety methodologies in the evaluation and improvement of healthcare information systems 8. Advance nursing informatics professional practice and values In addition to the MSN degree outcomes, graduates of the Nursing Administration program will be able to: 1. Utilize systems thinking to lead and manage complex healthcare organizations 2. Provide leadership in the professional design of nursing care grounded in ethical, multicultural, and professional standards and healthcare policy 3. Utilize financial, material, human, and environmental resources to benefit nursing divisions in complex healthcare organizations 4. Use information management systems to facilitate organizational decision-making 5. Demonstrate communication skills and relationship building competencies to support organizational goals 6. Demonstrate leadership in the professional community 7. Integrate best evidence to provide quality nursing care and promote improvement in healthcare outcomes 8. Use an interdisciplinary approach to execute nursing administration practice 2012-2013 MSN Tuition/ Financial Aid Tuition (per credit attempted) $576.00 for both in-state and out-of-state In State Tuition $20,736 for 36 credits Out of State Tuition $20,736 for 36 credits


The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing baccalaureate, master's and graduate nursing certificate programs at Thomas Edison State College are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

Find Schools