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SBU College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Master of Science in Nursing

Mercy College of Nursing & Health Sciences at SBU is pleased to announce that it will host a site review for initial accreditation of its Masters of Science in Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The site visit will occur Tuesday, October 14, 2014 through Thursday, October 16, 2014.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Or email: s​j​t​a​n​n​e​r​@​a​c​e​n​u​r​s​i​n​g​.​o​r​g​.

The MSN program is designed for the registered nurse who has a bachelor’s degree in nursing. Candidates for this program must be graduates of a nationally accredited nursing program. It is a blended online and traditional seated 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 two concentrations:

Nursing Education

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 or graduate level, this program will prepare them for doctoral study.

Nursing Administration

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.

MSN Program Outcomes:

  1. Integrate skills in critical thinking, information management, and systematic inquiry into the advanced nursing practice role.

    2. Utilize advanced communication processes to influence health care, health care policy, and advanced professional nursing practice.

    3. Synthesize knowledge from concepts theories, principles and research in 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.

    4. Assume leadership, responsibility and accountability for value based decision-making in the advance practice role.

    5. Develop a conscious application and assimilation of the principles of Christian discipleship in the implementation of the advanced practice role.