St John's College of Nursing & Health Sciences
1600 University Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65613
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
RN to BSN Programs
BSN Program Details
The nursing courses in the BSN completion program are delivered online, allowing students to access their course work and participate in their classes anywhere they have an Internet connection. The courses in the nursing major are conducted on the Web through readings, online discussions, e-mail interactions with the professor and other students, and a variety of assignments.
Most of the BSN nursing classes are scheduled in 5-week to 8-week blocks, making it possible for students to manage heavier course loads without spreading themselves too thin. The Web-based block format offers greater flexibility for working nurses with busy schedules.
With a retiring RN workforce on the horizon, now more than ever, health professions are looking for RNs with four year and advanced degrees to lead nursing and health care into the new millennium. A bachelor of science in nursing degree can open doors to management, leadership, teaching and special certification positions. Our BSN program fits the needs of both the working RN and the traditional full-time nursing student.
MSN Program Details
The MSN program is designed for the registered nurse who has a bachelor’s degree in nursing or has experience in nursing leadership positions. Candidates for this program must be graduates of a nationally accredited nursing program. It is an accelerated, blended online program for nurses who want to attain a master’s degree. The program prepares nurses for advanced nursing roles with a sequence of core courses plus additional course work that allows students to specialize in one of four concentrations:
Nurses are prepared to function in academic, staff development, or patient education roles. The program provides an excellent foundation in nursing knowledge, leadership and research skills, and adult educational theory and strategies. For individuals who plan to teach nursing at a baccalaureate level, this program will prepare them for doctoral study.
Nurses develop knowledge and skills to influence effective change in health care systems. The application of nursing and leadership theories, economic and finance principles, business management practices, and interdisciplinary collaborative strategies are explored.
Parish Nursing & Missionary Nursing:
Nurses are prepared to coordinate and educate interdisciplinary health ministry teams in local churches, church-related agencies or missions, and nongovernmental organizations both nationally and internationally. The relationship between faith and health is emphasized as Christian models of accessible, dignified, and culturally appropriate care for clients, families, and communities are explored.
MSN Program Outcomes
-Integrate skills in critical thinking, information management, and systematic inquiry into the advanced nursing practice role.
-Construct collaborative partnerships utilizing advanced communication to influence health care, health care policy and professional nursing practice.
-Synthesize knowledge from concepts theories, principles and research from nursing in the planning and delivery of holistic evidence based health care that is responsive to changing needs and societal trends for a multicultural population.
-Assume leadership, responsibility and accountability for value based decision-making in the advance practice role.
-Develop a conscious application and assimilation of the principles of Christian discipleship in the implementation of the advanced practice role.