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Nursing (M.S.N.)

Master of Science

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & HEALTH

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The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) online program prepares registered nurses to become effective and ethical leaders in an evolving health care industry, all in as little as two years.

Benedictine’s M.S.N. online curriculum aligns with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing outcomes expected of the master’s prepared nurse, which emphasizes organizational and system-based leadership, healthcare technologies, advocacy, interprofessional collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement and cultural awareness.

Students in the MSN Program have the opportunities to:

Advance your nursing career in a rapidly growing health care industry.
Have an advantage over those without an advanced degree when it comes to applying for nursing careers and positioning themselves for professional advancement.
Teach the next generation of nurses how to manage illnesses and medications, or with communities on wellness and disease prevention initiatives.

Available Conentrations

  • Nurse Educator: Designed for nurses interested in serving as educators in clinical settings. Coursework in this concentration focuses on advanced level sciences and specialty knowledge in instructional strategies, curriculum development, and evaluation methods.
  • Nurse Executive Leader: Designed for nurses interested in serving in leadership roles. Coursework in this concentration focuses on communication, nursing leadership, systems thinking, and financial management.
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Advanced Credentials in Demand

Many hospitals and healthcare facilities now require a certain percentage of M.S.N.-qualified nurses on staff. Nursing professionals with advanced degrees have an advantage in the job market for nursing careers. On average, nurses with M.S.N. degrees earn more than nurses with bachelor’s degrees.

Faculty from Around the Nation

The Department of Nursing and Health at Benedictine University is comprised of nurse leaders from around the nation. They offer experience from all levels of nursing and from years in clinical, administrative and educational roles. They have contributed to the advancement of nursing practice through research as well as by passing on their knowledge via teaching others. They are ready to help you on your personal nursing journey.

Department of Nursing and Health
Phone: 630-829-1152
Fax: 630-829-1154

Alison Ridge, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Professor
[email protected]
630-829-1160
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Joan Libner, EdD, MSN, FRE, RN-GERO-BC, CNE
Professor
Department Chair, Nursing and Health
RN to BSN Program Director
[email protected]
630-829-1153
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