The Master of Nursing (M.N.) degree at Washington State University College of Nursing prepares advanced practice nurses to assess and improve health care and educational programs, processes, and systems. Students may choose an individualized study option or can specialize in one of the following tracks:
- Population Health
- Nursing Leadership
- Nursing Education
Students interested in the individualized study option must take the Master’s program core course work, plus 3-4 courses specific to their area of interest. Advisors can assist with identifying appropriate courses.
PROGRAM DELIEVERY: IN CLASS, ONLINE, & IN CLINICS
M.N. courses are completed using a hybrid model where students participate both in class and online. Most classes meet over videoconference on campus five to ten times per semester, and the remaining course work is offered online. Students are expected to attend at one of the many WSU campuses for in-class sessions.
Part-time and full-time study options are available. Students attending full-time complete in about two years, and those attending part-time usually complete degree requirements in three to four years. The M.N. is offered at the college in Spokane, Vancouver, Tri-Cities, Yakima, and Walla Walla.
The M.N. program qualifies nurses for leadership roles in community, public health, and clinical settings including:
- Population practice
- Nurse faculty for A.D.N. and B.S.N. programs
- Nurse unit manager
- Population based transitional care manager
- Public health nurse
- Public health nurse administrator
- Informatics specialty within health systems
- Nurse outreach specialist
- Health educator
- Nurse trainer
- Acute care or chronic care administrator
Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities, Commission on Colleges and Universities