Minnesota State University
228 Wiecking Ctr
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
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Nursing Programs OfferedAccelerated BSN Programs
DNP Programs (Doctor of Nursing Practice)
Nursing Science - Doctor's degree - other
Nursing Science - Master's degree
RN to BSN Programs
RN to BSN Program Details
Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) invites you to consider completing a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing at one of the nation's most respected Schools of Nursing (SON). Our nursing faculty desire to assist you in the pursuit of the bachelor's degree. Minnesota State Mankato's nursing program is accredited by:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
One Dupont Circle NW
Washington, DC 20036
Provide nursing care in a variety of settings
Focus on prevention of illness and promotion of health
Care for individuals and families with complex problems
Provide health teaching and counseling
Assume leadership roles
Participate in nursing research
Demonstrate a caring commitment to people
BSN Program Details
This program is designed for students without a previous degree that wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing and eventual licensure as a Registered Nurse. The program is challenging and rewarding. Our program offers students the opportunity to practice in a variety of settings in both rural (Mankato area) and urban areas (Twin cities). As Basic Nursing Program Coordinator, I am responsible for coordinating activities within the basic nursing program and monitoring student progression. It is a privilege to work with our students who are eager to join the nursing profession and faculty who are committed to educating students in a caring environment.
-Synthesize knowledge to provide competent evidenced based care and facilitate the health of individuals, families, and society.
-Utilize knowledge of complex systems as the basis for leadership that creates a culture of safety and promotes quality iniatives wtihin the context of inter-professional care.
-Integrate evidence, clinical reasoning, inter-professional perspectives, and health care preferences in planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes.
-Demonstrate skills in using health care technologies, information systems, and communication strategies that result in safe quality care outcomes
-Demonstrate knowledge of health care, political awareness, fiscal responsibility, professional regulations, and advocacy for social justice.
-Display effective intra and inter-professional communication and collaboration techniques to produce positive professional working relationships.
-Validate the nurse's responsibility in populatin health and community oriented nursing.
-Exemplify personal and professional accountability by modeling nursing values and standards.
-Engage in baccalaureate-generalist nursing practice while respecting the uniqueness and complexity of care.
-Promote, maintain, sustain, and regain the health of individuals, families and society.
MSN Program Details
Our primarily online program is dynamic, flexible, innovative and readily accessible to students preparing for the advanced nursing practice roles of Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and Nurse Educator (NE). The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is offered for FNP, while the Master of Science (MS) is offered for NE students. Graduates hold advanced practice nursing positions throughout central and southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and beyond.
Upon completion of graduate study in nursing, students will:
-Integrate scientific and philosophic knowledge with aesthetic and personal knowledge to form the basis of advanced practice nursing
-Promote health for persons, families and groups through application of nursing knowledge
-Articulate nursing knowledge as it applies to practice, theory and research
-Employ knowledge, skills, and attributes of a scholar to improve nursing research, education and clinical practice
-Demonstrate competence in ethical, legal, socio–political, cultural and leadership dimensions of an advanced practice nurse role
Doctor of Nursing Practice Program Details
Graduates of the Minnesota State University, Mankato DNP program will be able to influence health care in many ways by:
-Providing leadership on the front lines of their profession.
-Evaluating clinical outcomes more effectively through the use of evidence-based practice tools.
-Identifying and managing the health care needs of special populations.
-Using technology and information to transform health care systems.
The DNP program curriculum is a post-nursing master's program structured around the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Doctoral Education. Course content builds upon the master's degree and consists of a minimum of 36 credits. Five semesters of doctoral didactic and clinical coursework culminates in completion of an evidence-based clinical capstone project. Throughout the course sequence, students will work with clinical experts and graduate faculty with expertise in applied research. A variety of teaching and learning approaches, primarily distance learning modalities, will be used.