Nursing (MSN) and Certificate Programs
At a time of unprecedented change and challenges in health care, it is increasingly important that nurses provide the vision, talent, and leadership necessary to serve individuals, groups, and communities.
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, with emphasis in leadership and advanced practice pathways, prepares you to serve as a leader in nursing. The degree provides you with the opportunity to expand your career opportunities.
At SPU, several pathways may be incorporated into the Master of Science in Nursing. Students who focus on roles in nursing education, nursing administration, clinical nurse specialist or nurse practitioner complete a 48- to 59-credit program designed to be completed in two to three years of study.
The MSN program integrates theory, research, and evidence to prepare graduates of the highest quality within a Christian worldview.
Two certificate programs are also available:
There are several steps in the MSN admissions process that begin with a review of application materials by an Admissions Committee. This review process is intended to screen for minimal acceptable requirements versus exceptional qualifications. The MSN program is completive and often receives more applications than can be accepted. The Admissions Committee will contact applicants using the email provided on the application to clarify questions and to facilitate review of the applicant.
Once all application materials are received, the administrative assistant for the graduate program coordinates the remaining steps of the application process. Applicants who have not completed the GRE will be required to complete a brief writing exercise. An in-person interview will be conducted by the Admissions Committee with selected applicants. Applicants are notified in writing of the Admissions Committee's decision.
ACADEMIC PROGRAM COURSEWORK
The MSN program consists of the following concentrations:
The general requirements for a master’s degree are consistent with those listed for the University. All courses must be completed within a six-year limit. A scholarly clinical project is conducted within three research courses and must be approved by a faculty member. Students electing to complete a thesis for their scholarly project must register for additional thesis credits.
To graduate, all students must demonstrate beginning proficiency within their professional role as put forth by professional standards for practice.
The Graduate Center
Beth Van Camp, Admissions Counselor
firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-281-2888 or 800-601-0603 (toll free)
Apply online at spu.edu/prospects/grad.
Graduate Program, School of Health Sciences
Katie Bennett, Graduate Administrative Assistant
email@example.com or 206-281-2616
Dr. Susan Casey, Associate Dean, Graduate Nursing
firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-281-2649