The Master of Science in Nursing Program is designed for baccalaureate prepared nurses who have strong undergraduate foundations in critical thinking, decision-making, and nursing practice. The program consists of three options, with specialization in clinical nursing for chronic illness care, nurse anesthesia, and school nursing. The core curriculum centers on professional nursing issues, nursing science, and research methods for building nursing knowledge. The advanced practice chronic illness care option focuses on the delivery of comprehensive care to individuals and groups experiencing chronic illnesses. The nurse anesthetist option focuses on the administration of anesthesia to individuals requiring surgical and non-surgical diagnostic procedures. The school nurse option focuses on delivery of comprehensive care to individuals in the school environment.
The Master of Science in Nursing Program has received accreditation from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. (NLNAC). For additional information regarding accreditation, contact the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, Telephone Number: 800-699-1656, ext 153, FAX: 212-812-0390. In addition, the Nurse Anesthetist option is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).
All graduates of the program are prepared to:
- Utilize appropriate theories to provide high quality nursing care.
- Provide cost-effective, ethical, and quality management of health care resources in diverse settings.
- Apply knowledge of the Health Care Delivery System through utilization of appropriate system mechanisms.
- Synthesize research findings for practice utilization.
- Conduct and participate in nursing research studies.
Upon successful completion of the MSN program, program graduates are eligible to sit for national certification examinations. Once certified, graduates must apply for a Certificate of Authority to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Ohio or of the state in which they intend to practice.