Master of Science in Nursing Leadership/Education
Saint Francis University
Blended, Distance Learning
USD 21,450 *
Earliest start date
* full tuition. Clinical partners and alumni can pay as little as $487.50 per credit
Our MSN L/E program at SFU will prepare you to be a leader by educating others. In administration (educating others on a vision) or in academia (educating nursing students), students learn how to lead change in the future of nursing.
Although you will be taking your courses online, you will receive personalized attention to support your studies at Saint Francis University. We know all of our students by name and meet with them around their work schedules. Also, you can build your clinical experiences so that you can acquire knowledge and skills that will help qualify you for your dream job.
What can you expect taking online MSN courses at Saint Francis University?
- 100% online theory coursework-only two campus visits required to earn your degree.
- You can talk to your advisor at times that work with your work and family schedule.
- Flexible learning environment allows you to earn your degree while working.
- Faculty will mentor you into your leadership role as you complete your degree and after graduation.
The Master of Science in Nursing program at Saint Francis University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
The MSN Leadership/Education degree only requires you to complete 33 credits and is designed so that you can continue to work full-time. Your advisor will help you personalize your course schedule so that you can plan your coursework around your family and work commitments. You will have personal support from your advisor from the moment you begin your application, through graduation, and after graduation as you begin your new leadership role in your nursing career.
Courses Required for the Program: (33 credits)
Major Requirements: 15 credits
- MSN 500 - Advanced Nursing Practice: Emergence, Theory, and Leadership
- MSN 501 - Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice
- MSN 502 - Population Focused Leadership for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
- MSN 510 - Inter-professional Communication and Collaboration
- MSN 515 - Application of Ethics in Advanced Nursing Practice and Health Policy
Courses Required for Track: 18 credits
- MLE 509 - Advanced Core Concepts in Health and Illness for Leadership Education
- MLE 619 - Leadership in Measurement and Outcomes Evaluation
- MLE 620 - Economics and Fiscal Management for Nurse Leaders
- MLE 624 - Leadership for Excellence in Professional Development: Adult Development and Learning
- MLE 626 - Leadership for Excellence in Professional Development: Learning Theory and Practice
- MLE 630 - Leading Quality Initiatives in Service and Education
- MLE 640 - Leadership Practicum
Graduates of the MSN program will be prepared to:
- Exercise a selected advanced nursing practice role to ensure the delivery of high-quality direct patient care and/or to foster an organizational climate in health care and nursing educational settings that serve to promote high quality patient care.
- Exercise leadership in interdisciplinary collaboration to develop and/or refine organizational structures and processes through which high quality, evidence-based and cost-effective care, and the improvement of patient outcomes are assured.
- Participate in political processes at a variety of levels to influence health care policy that benefits patients, the profession, and the interdisciplinary community of health care providers.
- Make critical, constructive, and effective use of scientific evidence in the implementation, evaluation, and revision of health care services to better serve the health needs of individuals in the context of their families and communities.
- Exercise leadership to cultivate a highly ethical, culturally competent, and caring health care culture through the promotion of self-awareness, effective communication, effective group dynamics, values-based realism, courage, and principled action.
- Employ administrative and clinical information technology to access and leverage knowledge effectively, ethically, and legally in the interest of safe, effective, patient care in a variety of settings.
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