-Valquiria Macedo-Potrzebowski, MSN/FNP"The other students in the graduate program made me feel like I was a part of their family and the College of Nursing was our home. The masters program and VU is wonderful and I am glad that I got to experience it."
-Melanie Rogers, MSN/FNP
"The MSN program is very convenient, especially for those with families or jobs. The classes are designed to meet one day a week giving students the rest of the week to work, study, or spend time with their families. I was enrolled in the RN to MSN program and was able to obtain my BSN and MSN in two-and-a-half years."
-Julie Pierce, MSN
The Master of Science in Nursing degree prepares nurse educators for academic communities and/or health care organizations. At the completion of the 30-credit program, the graduate will be able to:
||Advanced Physiology & Pathophysiology||3 cr|
|NUR 605||Advanced Health Assessment ($100 Lab Fee Required)
|| Pharmacologic Principles for Advanced Practice Nursing
|NUR 612|| Foundational Concepts for Advanced Practice Nursing
|NUR 641|| Foundations of Education in Nursing
||Clinical Instruction in Nursing||3 cr|
|NUR 643||Curriculum Development in Nursing|| 3 cr
|NUR 662||Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing||3 cr|
||Research Methods in Advanced Practice Nursing||3 cr|
|| 3 cr
|NOTE: Coursework in the Master of Science in Nursing Education may be completed on a part-time basis.
Special Options with the MSN Program
Management Certificate for Nursing
The Management Certificate for Nursing is intended for current MSN or DNP students at Valparaiso University who want to add a management component to their graduate studies. The program is also open to applicants who are not enrolled in a VU graduate nursing program but who have a BSN degree and wish to take a set of courses to increase their management education and abilities. For more information about this program, please visit the Management Certificate for Nursing webpage.
RN to MSN
The RN-MSN option is for registered nurses who have an associate degree or diploma in nursing who wish to obtain both the BSN and MSN degrees. Through this program, students may realize savings in both time and tuition. To learn more about the RN to MSN program, visit the College of Nursing website at http://www.valpo.edu/nursing/programs/rn-msn.php.
MSN Part-Time Study
Part-time graduate students can complete their Master’s degree in as little as six semesters. The shortage of qualified nursing faculty makes graduate education particularly appealing for those interested in teaching nursing.
MSN Full-Time Study
Full-time students can complete the MSN program in three semesters.
MSN for Indian Students
The College of Nursing has partnered with INSCOL Healthcare Ltd. to offer the Masters in Nursing Education to a cohort of Indian nurses specially recruited for this program. The partnership aims at preparing “global nurses” who use best practices, and who are capable of providing world-class healthcare across the globe. The three semester program begins in fall of 2010. For more information, please email Graduate.School@valpo.edu or Richy@INSCOL.com or visit www.INSCOLacademy.com.
Criteria for Admission into the MSN Program
Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate School, which include:
International applicants must also have:
As part of the application process, students must provide:
For more information about the MSN program
To learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing Education program, visit the College of Nursing website at http://www.valpo.edu/nursing/programs/mos.php.
Interested students should request an information packet from the Office of Graduate School through our website or by e-mailing Graduate.School@valpo.edu.
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