M.S. in Nursing

A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is an advanced degree for nurses looking to take their career to the next level. The MSN prepares you to assume advanced leadership roles and responsibilities. But that doesn’t mean you’ll have to sacrifice your true calling – serving the needs of patients. You’ll hone your craft to become a better nurse – and a better leader. 

Designed for working RNs, who are balancing work and home life, the MSN program from Franklin University can be completed 100 percent online as you learn from experienced educators, who are passionate about nursing.

The master's degree program in nursing at Franklin University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Program Outcomes
  1. Synthesize theories and knowledge from nursing and related disciplines to develop a theoretical basis to guide practice in an advanced nursing role.

  2. Analyze the effects of historical, cultural, economic, ethical, legal, and political influences on health care delivery.

  3. Appraise, use, and participate in the extension of nursing knowledge through scientific inquiry.

  4. Integrate creative and critical thinking in the application of holistic, comprehensive nursing care for individual, families, and communities in diverse settings.

  5. Initiate responsive leadership, collaboration, and management to influence the advancement of nursing practice and the profession of nursing and to influence health policy.

  6. Demonstrate leadership in clinical practice, service, education, and research utilization in a variety of nursing and health care services.

  7. Integrate current and emerging technologies into professional practice.

  8. Exemplify ethical and legal responsibility, accountability and role competency when engaged in advanced nursing roles.

  9. Contribute to the continuing professional development of self, others, and the discipline of nursing.


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