Master of Science in Nursing
Reinvigorate your career, discover new interests, and learn to change lives for the better through the Indiana Wesleyan University School of Nursing's Master of Science in Nursing degree program. Working in a collaborative environment with fellow nurses, you will revitalize your commitment to the health and well-being of your community. You will learn from nursing instructors who share your goals for meeting today's rapidly changing health care needs with leadership, scholarship, and lifelong education.
Your Master of Science in Nursing degree will prepare you to serve in a variety of settings, from the most prestigious hospitals to the vital needs of the mission field. Majors offered include the following:
Students will be trained as sound fiscal and personnel managers who are effective stewards of health care resources. Coursework includes a practicum component as well as organizational behavior, financing, and role development. Participants will be prepared to assume leadership roles within a variety of health care settings, and will have the foundation necessary to work as nurse educators within the university setting. Graduates are eligible to apply for certification by the appropriate credentialing body.
The curriculum of the Nursing Administration specialization meets the competencies and standards set by the American Organization of Nursing Executives (AONE).
Students will receive a solid theoretical foundation in the art and principles of effective education. Coursework includes a student teaching component as well as curriculum design, adult education, and program evaluation. Participants will be prepared to serve in schools and divisions of nursing, as well as take on educational leadership positions in hospitals, communities, and other areas.
Graduates of the Nursing Education specialization are eligible to apply for certification by the appropriate credentialing body.
Primary Care Nursing
This specialization prepares registered nurses as Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP). The focus of Primary Care is the interrelationship of theory, research, and evidence-based practice. Opportunities for development of critical thinking and clinical problem-solving skills are provided throughout the program.
Graduates are eligible to apply for nurse practitioner certification by the appropriate credentialing body.
Psychiatric Mental Health
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Psychiatric Mental Health track at Indiana Wesleyan University, School of Nursing prepares students for independent and interprofessional clinical practice to treat psychiatric mental health conditions of people across the lifespan. Students learn decision-making and direct accountability for diagnosing and treating individuals with psychiatric mental health and co-occurring medical conditions. Students accrue a minimum of 525 practicum hours, and attend an onsite course in advanced health assessment and two residencies. Those who earn this MSN degree are eligible to test for certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Dual Degree, MSN-MBA (MBNO)
This 60-credit degree includes 30 credits from Nursing and 30 credits coming from Business. Designed to meet the worldwide need for principle-centered nursing leaders who possess strong fiscal knowledge and skill.
The curriculum of the Nursing Administration specialization and the MSN/MBA are based on the competencies and standards set by the American Organization of Nursing Executives (AONE). Graduates are prepared to assume leadership/administration roles within a variety of health care settings and are eligible to apply for certification by nursing administration credentialing bodies. The nurse desiring a strong working knowledge of health care finance will benefit from the MSN/MBA degree.
Completed applications will be evaluated by the Graduate Nursing Admissions Committee as submitted.
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Last updated: 03/30/2016