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Master of Science in Nursing

Quality healthcare delivery in today’s world requires principled leadership with an eye toward tomorrow.

DNP Student

Enhance your own professional values and be ready to assume a leadership role as a nurse educator, nurse administrator, or informatics nurse.

We prepare professional nurses who are poised to promote the highest level of quality healthcare delivery and nursing education from a values-based perspective--and with flexible course scheduling, you can develop the skills to provide quality patient care, navigate health policy, learn health promotion strategies and evidence-based nursing practices, and gain crucial organizational and systems leadership skills on your terms. 

In addition to the MSN options, we also offer a post-master’s certification, in which you can bolster your professional expertise and learn to operate clinical information systems, protect patient information, and stay up-to-date on the rapid technological changes of the industry.

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CCNE Accredited

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Waynesburg University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.

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Concentrations

Administration

Prepare to supervise a medical facility’s faculty, programs, and procedures. In addition to the MSN core courses, study management and leadership issues in nursing administration, budgeting and financial management, and statistical methods in healthcare, and participate in nursing administration and capstone practicums. Completion of this degree may enable students to take the ANCC Executive Exam (additional clinical experience and practice hours that are not part of the Waynesburg MSN curriculum may also be required).
 

Education

Gain the skills needed to teach nursing and lead nursing education programs. In addition to the MSN core courses, study curriculum, instruction, and evaluation methods, and participate in nursing education and capstone practicums. Completion of this degree may enable students to take the NLN Certified Nurse Educator and the ANCC Nursing Professional Development Certification exams (additional clinical experience and practice hours that are not part of the Waynesburg MSN curriculum may also be required).
 

Dual Administration and Education

This path requires 12 additional credits to the individual administration and education concentrations and prepares students for leadership roles in both areas of healthcare facility management. In addition to the MSN core courses, study administrative, educational, and direct care theories and methodologies, and participate in nursing education, nursing administration, and capstone practicums. Completion of this dual degree option may enable students to take the ANCC Executive, NLN Certified Nurse Educator, and ANCC Nursing Professional Development Certification exams (additional clinical experience and practice hours that are not part of the Waynesburg MSN curriculum may also be required).
 

Nursing Informatics

Be on the cutting edge of the healthcare industry’s future processes and innovations, while maintaining the ethics of patient privacy. In addition to the MSN core courses, study system development cycles, clinical information technology and health data management, decision support, implementation, management, leadership, electronic healthcare information, and participate in nursing informatics and capstone practicums. Completion of this program will result in 200 hours of practicum experience that are transferable to ANCC Informatics Nursing Certification.
 

Additional Areas of Study

Dual Degree MSN/MBA

 Graduate with both a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master of Business Administration. In addition to the MSN core courses, gain nursing administration competencies and participate in a nursing administration practicum, and gain a foundational business framework that can be applied across industries and healthcare platforms.

Post Master’s Certification in Nursing Informatics

Non-degree seeking
This program is available to students who have already earned their master’s degree from an accredited college or university. Study system development cycles, clinical information technology and health data management, decision support, implementation, management, leadership, electronic healthcare information, and participate in nursing informatics and capstone practicums.

Our Student Projects

Through the MSN program, students are improving healthcare through their capstone projects.

Coursework & Schedule

View the Academic Catalog to further explore the curriculum.
 

Program Quick Facts

 

Next start date January 14, 2019
Estimated program length 2 years part-time
Credit hours
  • Administration & Education concentrations 36 each
  • Administration / Education dual concentration 48 each
  • Nursing Informatics concentration 39 
  • Nursing/MBA dual concentration 54
  • Post-Master’s Nursing Informatics Certification 24
Course length 8 weeks (7 in summer)
Delivery methods Available at our four regional Pittsburgh centers and select area hospitals
Cost per credit  $665

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