Master of Science in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing Overview
You enjoy making a difference in the lives of your patients, families, and colleagues and want to continue your education with a master s in nursing. With the healthcare climate changing at lightning speed, having the skills and knowledge to lead high-performing organizations or nursing education programs is critical. Nurses are leading the way toward an improved health care system in the U.S. by advancing degrees and practicing at the full extent of their education. Be one of these nurses!
ECPI University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program encompasses two distinct and high-demand concentrations: Health Systems Leadership and Nursing Education. The concentrations are guided by the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), National League for Nursing’s Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), and the National Organization for Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) competencies throughout the curricula.
MSN – Health Systems Leadership
Health systems leadership and management is a rapidly growing career field projected to grow 23% between 2012 and 2022, well above the average across all industries.* You re inspired to advance healthcare quality, safety, efficiency, and best practices, therefore the MSN degree in Health Systems Leadership is the right program for you!
The Health Systems Leadership concentration lays the groundwork for your success as a nurse leader. You apply the theoretical foundations of leadership, policy and politics of healthcare, statistics, healthcare technology, systems management, and finance to case studies, role-plays, classroom discussion, and real-world experiences. The Health Systems concentration supports the up and coming nurse leader to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of a transformational leader in healthcare today. The Health Systems Leadership concentration focuses on hot topics in healthcare such as Evidence Based Practice, Quality Management and Safety. Lead the future of nursing with this degree! Learn more about MSN – Health Systems Leadership here.
MSN – Nursing Education
Have you been told you are a great teacher, you know how to talk to students, or you are a terrific preceptor for nursing students? Are you looking for a career that advances the profession and makes a difference one nursing student at a time? If so, the MSN degree in Nursing Education is a perfect fit for you!
In the Nurse Educator concentration, you apply the theoretical foundations of education, policy and politics of healthcare, statistics, healthcare technology, curriculum planning/development, and teaching and learning strategies in the online or hybrid classroom and in practicum settings. You will use current technologies such as iPads, apps, Wikiis, and blogs to learn and share your knowledge. Learn more about MSN – Nursing Education here.
Whether you are a bedside nurse looking toward career advancement or a nursing leader seeking advanced knowledge and skills, the Master s in Nursing Program at ECPI can help propel your career forward. Nursing is moving toward advanced education due to forces such as the Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing (2010)**, hospitals striving to be centers of excellence, and consumers asking for higher standards and better outcomes. Nurses no longer advance through the ranks and aspire to change the world of nursing without being educated to the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to lead the change. Nursing, as any other business, has now become data driven where outcomes are measured and strategic plans for improvement are written, implemented, and evaluated. ECPI University s Master s in Nursing Program will prepare you to lead the way.
If the nursing profession is calling you, consider ECPI University s College of Nursing, Medical Careers Institute (MCI). Through MCI s year-round program, you can earn a Master of Science degree in Nursing with a concentration in Health Systems Leadership or Nursing Education in just 15 months.
The Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree program builds on the skills and knowledge of a diverse population of registered nurses with a bachelor degree in nursing and preparing them to succeed in progressive roles in inter-professional health care and education settings. The program assists future nurse leaders, educators, and practitioners in the advancement of their professional practice through scientific inquiry and other scholarly activities.
- Graduates of the Health Systems Leadership concentration will be able to lead, change, collaborate, and transform nursing systems to improve healthcare outcomes and patient safety.
- Graduates of the Nursing Education concentration will be prepared to educate nursing students and practicing nurses in academic and clinical settings.
- Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration will be able to provide primary care and/or specialty nursing in ambulatory, acute, and long-term care settings.
Possible Career Track
MSN, Concentration in Health Systems Leadership
Graduates holding a master degree in health systems leadership will be eligible for positions in a variety of acute care and community settings such as:
- Nurse Manager
- Program Manager
- Nurse Director or equivalent
- Quality Improvement Director
- Patient Safety Director
MSN, Concentration in Nursing Education
Graduates with a concentration in nursing education will be eligible for positions in a variety of health care and academic settings such as:
- Patient Education
- Clinical Nurse Educator
- Director of Professional Practice
- Director of Staff Development
- Nursing Faculty at the practical, associate or bachelor degree levels
MSN, Concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner
Graduates holding a master degree in health systems leadership will be eligible for positions in a variety of community settings such as:
- Provider Offices
- Public Health Departments
- Emergency Room/Urgent Care
- Industrial Settings/Occupational Health
- Complete a personal interview with admissions.
MSN Concentration in Nursing Education
36 semester credit hours