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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Master's degree
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - Post-master's certificate
Nursing Administration - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
RN to BSN/RN to MSN Nursing (Undergraduate to Graduate)
You became a nurse because you care … about your patients, about your colleagues, about people. You want to make sure your patient gets the best care available, and that begins with your degree. The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) is the preferred degree in nursing practice according to the American Nurses Association. And, it is the base degree which provides a nurse with the best chance for career and educational advancement.
Our program focuses on the six essential areas of contemporary nursing: community-based care, multiculturalism, health promotion, health care policy, nursing research, and nursing theory. Limited clinical hours are included, as the program relies heavily on the experience gained during completion of the registered nurse (RN) licensure.
The accelerated format is designed for the student who has successfully earned RN licensure. Carlow accepts up to 58 transfer credits in core liberal arts and sciences, and awards RN students an additional 30 advanced standing credits in nursing. Classes are held once a week during daylight hours, and students move through the program as part of a cohort group.This fast-track program is designed to be completed in 16 months or less depending on the completion of prerequisite courses.
Upon earning the BSN, you may choose to continue your education by pursuing one of two MS
BSN Program Details
The purpose of the Undergraduate Nursing Program at Carlow University is to assist the student to recognize the integrity and value of each person and to achieve the knowledge, skills and values necessary for professional nursing practice.
The program prepares the baccalaureate student to practice as a generalist who is able to utilize nursing process with clients and make independent nursing decisions in structured and unstructured settings. The program also serves as the basis for graduate study and provides a foundation for life-long learning.
MSN Program Details
The Graduate Nursing Program at Carlow prepares the student to perform generalized and specialized advanced practice leadership and education roles in a variety of settings.
Nursing Concentration in Education and Leadership (MSN)
-The primary focus of the Nursing Concentration in Education and Leadership (MSN-NCEL) program is the use of advanced practice leadership and education knowledge and skills in diverse health care and nursing education systems. This program may be completed in one year (fulltime) or 2 years (part-time).
Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
-The primary focus of the Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) program is the use of advanced practice knowledge and skills in family nursing in settings that may include local, regional, national, and international health care systems. This MSN may be completed within two to four years, depending on number of credits taken per semester.
RN to MSN Program Details
We have designed our RN to MSN program with the working professional in mind. Classes in this program are offered on a predetermined day each week. The program prepares nurses to assume leadership roles in a variety of health care settings, including education and administration. Registered nurses who enter the fast-track program with the necessary prerequisites can finish their BSN in 12 to 16 months, and then be admitted to an additional year to complete the master’s degree in nursing.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
Students gain competencies in translating research into practice, evaluating current evidence, and applying research findings in decision making. The emphasis is on leading the implementation of transformational change in their area of practice. Completion of the program prepares graduates to practice in a variety of advanced practice leadership roles.