NSU’s College of Nursing serves you, the working nurse, as you seek greater knowledge and expertise through a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree. Your pathway to the M.S.N. depends on your current degree and your specific interest. Only eight semesters or less is required. Lack a B.S.N. degree? Gain both the B.S.N. and the M.S.N. in the College of Nursing dual degree program. In this concentration, you first enter and graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, and then you advance seamlessly in the Master of Science in Nursing program. With this option, you save both time and money by completing both degrees efficiently. The M.S.N. education track prepares nurses for career paths in staff development, vocational-technical or community college education. This degree serves as a foundation for doctoral study for those interested in teaching in B.S.N. or higher programs. 15 semester hours of core foundational nursing courses are taken online with students in all M.S.N. tracks. An additional 21 semester hours of nursing education courses are required for this track including 3 semester hours of a nursing education practicum* that provides a mentored educational experience. These courses are taught online by nursing department faculty members with advanced preparation and extensive experience in higher education. Thus, a total of 36 semester hours are required to complete the M.S.N. education track.
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