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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
Nursing Administration - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
ADN Program Details
Designed to provide an alternative educational approach to earning an associate degree in nursing. The student's qualifications as a learned individual and a competent member of the nursing profession are documented through an objective assessment program in general and nursing education. The nursing component is designed to ensure graduates possess competence in theory and performance in nursing comparable to graduates of campus-based associate degree nursing programs. Emphasis is on the integration of nursing knowledge and related sciences in the care of people who have common recurring health problems with predictable outcomes.
RN to BSN Program Details
Using both a teaching and outcomes assessment model, the program provides a flexible means for registered nurses to obtain their bachelor's degrees. Graduates are prepared to function in the roles of provider of care, coordinator of care, and manager of care, as well as to participate as a member of the nursing profession. Designed to build upon the prior education of registered nurses, the program serves as a foundation for graduate study and the pursuit of lifelong learning, essential for practice in the profession.
MSN Program Details
The curriculum is organized into four components: graduate nursing core, health care informatics, clinical systems management, and Capstone Experience. The graduate nursing core contains content foundational to the development of specialty knowledge, covering areas such as health care economics, role of theory in practice, policy development and implementation, research process, and human diversity. The health care informatics component focuses on content supportive of the role of clinical systems manager such as decision support systems concepts, model management, knowledge management and implications of information management considerations in the health care arena. The clinical systems management component focuses specifically on knowledge and skills required to implement a leadership role in clinical systems covering areas such as finance, workforce management, leadership role, organizational culture and change, and strategic initiatives. The capstone experience focuses on knowledge synthesis and role development and consists of three components: administrative practicum, online seminar, and leadership retreat. At the completion of this curriculum, graduates are prepared to function in the role of leader or manager across organizational systems.
RN to MSN Program Details
The Registered Nurse to Master of Science in nursing completion program complements and builds upon the College's undergraduate nursing programs. With this option, students take graduate-level courses that replace some of the undergraduate requirements required for a bachelor's degree. The nursing education specialty component of the curriculum focuses on the knowledge and skills required to implement the role of nurse educator in an academic or service setting. Content covers learning theories, teaching strategies, curriculum development, evaluation of learning outcomes, and utilization of technologies to support teaching.