John Casey BSN '16 made the most of his time as a student in Emmanuel's RN-to-BSN program, using every lesson as motivation to grow personally and professionally—from learning a foreign language, pursuing new certifications and taking up yoga.
The Master of Science in Nursing degree is open to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates or those who will complete their BSN degree prior to enrollment.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree program requirements include the completion of 11 courses/36 credits. Our graduate nursing students take a minimum of ten three-credit courses and one six-credit course. The curriculum includes seven core courses (21 credits), and four concentration courses (15 credits) in either Nursing Education or Nursing Management.
MSN Courses are offered in a face-to-face format meeting seven times over a 14-week semester. Our Master of Science in Nursing courses include a major element of independent study. Typically, part-time students take two courses each semester and full-time students take three courses each semester.
View the 2017-2018 Academic Catalog to find nursing course titles, numbers and descriptions.
The education track is designed to prepare nurse educators who can be employed as faculty members, staff development coordinators, clinical unit-based teachers and patient educators. Nursing graduates who select an education concentration are eligible to seek national certification as nurse educators once they meet the requirements outlined by the National League for Nursing (NLN).
This nursing management track is designed to prepare nurses for positions as nurse administrators, nursing directors, nurse managers, case managers, coordinators of clinical research projects and project directors. Graduates who select a nursing management concentration are eligible to seek national certification as nurse executives once they meet the work or consultation requirements outlined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).