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Mansfield University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]


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Dr. Janeen Sheehe, Chairperson
Elliott 212C,(570) 662-4522, email

The Master of Science in Nursing program is designed for professional nurses who seek an advanced nursing degree while maintaining current employment.  Students may choose either the educator or leadership / administrator track.  Graduates are qualified to teach in nursing education programs and staff development departments within health care agencies, or to manage nursing care delivery services in health care settings.  The Master of Science in Nursing program is offered online.  Ideally, students take two courses for six semesters to complete the program in two calendar years.

At the completion of the program, the student will be able to:

MSN Program Outcomes

  • Analyze the impact of social, ethical, cultural, economic, and political influences on nursing education and/or nursing practice.
  • Engage in scholarly inquiry to clarify and improve nursing education and/or nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate legal and ethical accountability while in the role of nurse educator or nurse administrator.
  • Function in the role of a nurse educator or nurse administrator upon graduation and exhibit a future commitment to excellence in nursing.


Outcomes specific to nurse educator track

  • Integrate epistemological perspectives from nursing science, education, and evaluation to design, implement and evaluate nursing curricula.
  • Design, implement and evaluate teaching strategies for classroom and clinical arenas.
  • Synthesize knowledge from nursing science and learning theory to demonstrate praxis of teaching in the classroom and clinical arenas.


Outcomes specific to nurse leader/administrator track

  • Provide leadership in the strategic planning of a healthcare organization and nursing services.
  • Synthesize knowledge of evidence-based practice, quality improvement, models of care and evaluation of operations and care delivery systems to assure quality of nursing care.
  • Provide leadership in human resources development and management to improve nursing care.
  • Manage fiscal and technological resources to improve nursing care.
  • Analyze the impact of public policy on the health of clients and healthcare organizations.

The program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000).

Admission prerequisites for ALL students admitted to MSN program

  • RN Licensure
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree or other bachelors degree
  • Completion of the following courses at the baccalaureate or higher level
    •       Introduction to Statistics
    •       Community Health Nursing (NUR4471) or Practices and Principles of Community Health (NUR 4417) or equivalent course.
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at any institution
  • Official transcripts from basic nursing program
  • One professional letter of recommendation indicating student’s ability to do graduate level work
  • Application fee of $25    

Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Department of Health Sciences

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