SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

SBU College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Master of Science in Nursing

The MSN Program at Mercy College of Nursing & Health Sciences of SBU is currently in the candidacy phase with ACEN until the on-site accreditation visit in October, 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. The Nursing Education track requires a total of 420 clinical hours in three courses: NUR 5501(3) Clinical Practicum (180 hours), NUR 5323 Advanced Health Assessment & Promotion (60 hours), and NUR 5523 Masters Project & Practicum (180 hours).

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. The Nursing Administration track requires a total of 180 clinical hours in one course: NUR 5523 Masters Project & Practicum (180 hours).

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.