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Anderson, Indiana 46012
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Nursing Administration - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Anderson University offers, in partnership with the School of Adult Learning (SOAL), an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for registered nurses who have a diploma or associate degree in nursing. The RN-BSN Completion Program emphasizes analytic skills, a liberal arts perspective, the expertise needed for the nursing profession and a commitment to Christian service. Students are prepared at the generalist level to provide care for patients, which includes individuals, families, groups, communities and populations.
The RN-BSN Completion Program is designed as a hybrid program, providing both courses in a classroom setting as well as online. The nursing courses may be completed in 16 months. Supporting and liberal arts courses are taken following completion of the nursing curriculum and provide the base for effective nursing practice. Transfer credit is evaluated by the School of Adult Learning and the dean of the School of Nursing or his/her designate.
The program has received full accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approval from the Indiana State Board of Nursing.
BSN Program Details
Provider of care, designer, manager, coordinator and member of the nursing profession.
The Anderson University School of Nursing is widely recognized as one of the top nursing programs in Indiana. The school is accredited by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and the Commission on the Collegiate Nursing Education. Students are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) upon successful completion of the program and are eligible to take the RN licensure exam (NCLEX-RN). Preparing nursing majors for this juncture is a top priority.
The curriculum emphasizes analytical skills, a liberal arts perspective, the expertise needed for the nursing profession, and a commitment to Christian service. Nursing students are prepared at the generalist level to provide both direct and indirect care for patients, which includes individuals, families, groups, communities and populations.
The nursing major is a four-year program consisting of nursing courses, along with additional support courses including general psychology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, development psychology, and microbiology. Clinical experience begin in the sophomore year as students learn to assess healthy individuals, families, groups, communities and populations. The junior year focuses on clients who need nurses to perform much of their care, such as post-operative care, critical care, and psychiatric nursing. The senior year highlights complex nursing skills for a variety of clients. Students complete community project as well as participate in a two-week intercultural experience. Leadership, management, and moral and ethical development are emphasized.
MSN Program Details
The MSN with a focus in nursing education is an innovative program that offers advanced nursing practice knowledge in the area of teaching, curriculum development, assessment, and evaluation of learning outcomes while providing the opportunity for personal and career growth. Students will be equipped with the tools needed to create and manage effective learning environments, utilize theories of nursing and education to promote student acquisition of knowledge, and evaluate clinical performance. Building on the tradition of excellence of the School of Nursing’s baccalaureate program, this 41- credit-hour program can be completed in as few as 26 months. Graduates will be eligible for the Certification for Nurse Educators (CNE) exam once work requirements are met.
The Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in nursing administration offers advanced nursing practice knowledge, skills, and abilities to be an effective nurse administrator while providing the opportunity for personal and career growth. Students will be equipped with the tools needed by nurse administrators to lead and direct departments and programs in health-care organizations. Opportunities to explore topics such as international health care, policy development, and project management are an integral part of the curriculum.
Building on the tradition of excellence of the School of Nursing’s baccalaureate program, this 37- credit-hour program can be completed in as few as 26 months. Graduates will be eligible for ANCC certification as a Nurse Executive (NE-BC) once work requirements are met.
Expanding upon the nursing administration track of the MSN, this dual degree program leads to two graduate degrees, the MSN and the MBA. The curriculum offers advanced business knowledge, providing students with the tools needed to lead and direct complex health-care organizations with multiple departments and disciplines. In addition to learning fiscal and human resource management, students will develop a working knowledge of strategic and competitive business planning toward building and continually improving health-care organizations for the 21st century.
Building on the traditions of excellence of the School of Nursing and the Falls School of Business, this 55-credit-hour program can be completed in as little as 36 months. Business courses are identical to those taught in the MBA program. Graduates will be eligible for ANCC certification as a Nurse Executive (NE-BC) once work requirements are met.