Mesa State College
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
RN to BSN Programs
BSN Program Details
The BSN program provides a foundation for excellence in professional nursing practice. It is designed to prepare graduates having met state licensure requirements to practice as a professional nurse, pursue graduate education, assume leadership roles, and promote learning as a lifelong process. The program provides educational experiences to prepare a professional nurse generalist to practice in a variety of health care settings.
The program integrates nursing theory, practice, and science with a broad liberal arts education. It prepares a highly competent professional with the education necessary to meet the increasing need for quality health care in society today.
MSN Program Details
The Master of Science in Nursing degree will provide graduates with a foundation for practice as a leader and educator in health care systems or academic settings. The program contains 18 credit hours of core knowledge essential for practice as a leader including coursework in nursing theory and research, health information systems, organization leadership, health policy and quality improvement; six credit hours of advance practice nursing cognate courses that advance knowledge on key health issues facing our nation related to chronic illness management, health promotion and disease prevention strategies; nine credit hours of elective coursework; and three credit hours for a final capstone or thesis project.
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree is designed for those nurses who are interested in assuming an advance practice nursing role as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). DNP graduates are prepared as clinical experts in the delivery of primary care, with a focus on critical thinking, leadership, and political policy skills needed to advocate and create changes in healthcare practice at all levels. The program includes 24 credit hours of core knowledge essential for practice as a leader including coursework in nursing theory and research, health information systems, organization leadership, health policy, quality improvement, statistics, and evidence-based practice; 38 credit hours of advance practice nursing cognate courses that develop family nurse practitioner ‘s knowledge and skills so they are prepared to care for individuals across the lifespan. Content includes key health issues facing our nation related to chronic illness management, health promotion and disease prevention strategies; six credit hours of elective coursework; and six credit hours for a final DNP scholarly capstone project. The program includes over 1000 hours of immersion in clinical practice to build and assimilate knowledge for advanced practice at a high level of complexity. These experiences also provide the context within which the final DNP scholarly project is completed.