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Waynesburg University's MSN Program offers five options for specific study including Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, Dual Nursing Education and Nursing Administration, Nursing Informatics, and Dual MSN/MBA.
The MSN nursing administration and nursing education programs can be completed in 36 credits while the nursing informatics program can be completed in 39 credits. Students complete a core curriculum of 18 credits, and then do an in-depth study in their area of concentration to build comprehensive skills. Electives can be chosen from business, education, or other nursing courses. Included in the curriculum are a role practicum and a capstone practicum which can be tailored to each student's career goals.
The 54-credit MSN/MBA option offers students dual degrees to complement their graduate nursing education with more advanced business content. Students choosing this option complete the required 36 credits in the nursing administration concentration, and then complete an additional 18 credits of business courses.
The accelerated MSN program incorporates contemporary teaching strategies that work for motivated, career-oriented adult learners. Students choose a focus on preparation for an advanced role in either nursing administration, nursing education or nursing informatics.
The curriculum is designed to meet national standards for content and skill development, and will prepare graduates to bring added value to the healthcare delivery environment. Course facilitators bring real-world illustrations of content into the classroom, and students take an active role in finding practical applications to enhance their careers.
You will actively participate in an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum which stresses critical thinking, enhanced communication skills, systematic inquiry and analytic skills, and professional leadership. Our goal is to prepare graduates who are poised to promote the highest level of quality health care delivery and nursing education.