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Nursing Programs OfferedBSN Programs
Nurse Anesthetist - Master's degree
Nurse Anesthetist - Post-master's certificate
RN to BSN Programs
RN to MSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
The RN to BSN options shares the purposed and outcomes of the generic baccalaureate nursing program. The RN to BSN option incorporates prior learning and practice experiences of registered nurse student in achieving program outcomes. The Villa Maria School of Nursing (VM SON) provides an opportunity for the currently licensed RN to earn a BSN in a unique fashion. The VM SON, in agreement with the Pennsylvania Nursing Articulation Model, believes that a common core of knowledge exists between basic nursing programs and should be recognized with the requirements of special testing. Our goal is to provide you an opportunity to earn a BSN without duplication of previously learned content. VM SON provides articulation credits (up to 32) for basic nursing knowledge gained from the first RN program. Nursing articulation credits are granted during the semester prior to graduation. This means 41% of your BSN is already completed!
BSN Program Details
The Gannon University Villa Maria School of Nursing believes caring nurses make a difference in the lives of patients. Whether you are interested in the technology of an intensive care unit, the overall health of a community, maintaining the health of the elderly, promoting health in children, mothers and babies, or gaining a firm foundation for advanced nursing practice, Gannon’s baccalaureate nursing program can help you achieve your goals. If you want a career that’s intellectually challenging, if you want the opportunity to work with people and technology, if you’re looking for a competitive salary and lots of career options, if you want to make a difference in people’s lives…become a professional nurse.
MSN Program Details
-Family Nurse Practitioner
RN to MSN Program Details
Registered nurses who graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or with a Deploma in Nursing from a National League of Nursing (NLN) accredited nursing program and who demonstrate leadership potential are eligible for RN to MSN study. Students in the RN to MSN option complete undergraduate nursing requirements prior to selecting a concentration of study in the graduate nursing program.
At the conclusion of the program leading to the degree of Master of Science in Nursing, the graduate:
-Synthesizes theory and research from nursing, the biopsychosocial sciences, and the humanities in their advanced practice role to care for members of diverse populations.
-Is able to conduct research, collaborate with other researchers from various disciplines, and implement research findings in practice or educational settings.
-Is able to assume the advanced practice role of educator, administrator, researcher or practitioner.
-Is prepared to assume a leadership role to influence change in health care practice at local, regional and national levels.
-Articulates and differentiates the various advanced practice roles within nursing.
-Has developed an understanding of the importance of maintaining professional development in their advanced practice role.
-Actively engages in collaborative relationships as an advanced practice nurse with professionals from various desciplines and members of diverse populations to improve health care.
-Has acquired a foundation for doctoral study.