Master of Science in Nursing
Nursing is a dynamic profession with many rewards and career advancement opportunities to those dedicated to lifelong learning. Emmanuel College’s Master of Science in Nursing programs will prepare you for your role as a leader by providing you with the skills and experiences to have a greater impact on patients and on the profession of nursing.
Emmanuel College’s Master of Science in Nursing offers two distinctive tracks—Nursing Education and Nursing Management—allowing students to synthesize practical knowledge and evidence-based practice research with real world training, forging a more successful and purposeful career path. Both tracks include a solid foundation in nursing theory, ethics, leadership, research, diversity, information technology and health care policy and promotion through a set of core classes. An additional four courses in your selected track will provide you with the depth of knowledge and skills.
Within our supportive and engaging classroom environment, you will benefit from rich classroom discussions guided by the perspectives and experience levels of both our esteemed faculty and a diverse student colleagues. Through the College’s longstanding partnership with leading hospitals and healthcare organizations, steps from our campus within the Longwood Medical Area of Boston, you will complete your practicum at a world-class institution.
The education track prepares you for a position as a nurse educator, faculty member, staff development coordinator, clinical unit-based teacher or patient educator. In these roles, nurses incorporate evidence-based practices into the training of the next generation of nurses, develop a clinically and culturally competent workforce, establish plans of care for specialized groups of patients and promote health and wellness at a community level. Through your clinical capstone course, you will partner with an advanced nurse educator and focus on the responsibilities of a nurse educator within the healthcare and academic communities with an emphasis on scholarship and service. Upon graduation you can seek national certification as a nurse educator (CNE) as outlined by the National League for Nursing (NLN).
Through the management track, you will obtain the advanced skills needed for a position as a nurse executive or administrator, nursing director, nurse manager, case manager, coordinator of clinical research projects or project director. Expand your horizons outside the hospital setting, to leadership roles in public health departments, colleges, long-term care and assisted living facilities, hospices and home care, among others. Through your clinical capstone course, you will partner with a middle or senior nurse manager to develop core competencies various aspects of administration including consultation and collaboration, human resources, quality improvement, risk management, budget management and leadership.
Upon graduation you are encouraged to seek national certification as a nurse administrator as outlined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
New to the Nursing Program
NEW for Spring 2017: Expand your global perspective of nursing by completing practicum hours in Florence, Italy. Through this unique partnership, you will experience and develop an understanding of the culture and health care system of Italy.