Why Choose SPU?
At SPU, you’ll find an M.S.N. program that’s considered among the best in the region. You’ll also find faculty members who recognize that obtaining your M.S.N. isn’t easy and who are committed to your success through personal, individual attention.
The M.S.N. program integrates content delineated by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing in its publication, The Essentials of Master's Education for Advanced Practice Nursing, to provide quality scholarship for all M.S.N. students.
If you are a registered nurse (RN) with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree you can enroll in a fast track (bridge) course to complete required components encompassed in a traditional baccalaureate degree.
M.S.N. – Nurse AdministratorThis pathway focuses on the study of advanced nursing practice in administration and managerial leadership. Students enroll in elective credits in the School of Business and Economics to enhance their administrative skills.
M.S.N. – Nurse Educator
This pathway is designed for nurses interested in clinical staff development or nursing education in colleges and universities. Students are prepared to develop, implement, and evaluate coursework and curricula. Student s enroll in elective credits in the School of Education to enhance their teaching pedagogy.
M.S.N. – Clinical Nurse Specialist (C.N.S.)
This pathway is designed for leadership roles in a specific aggregate or population. Students are prepared for clinical consultation, liaison work, research, and advanced clinical practice.
M.S.N. – Nurse Practitioner (N.P.)This pathway prepares nurses to practice in a variety of clinical settings. Students may choose between family or adult primary care pathways.
Review SHS policies and procedures, curriculum specifics, and information about campus resources in the comprehensive Graduate Handbook.