Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
About the Program
Bellin College MSN program prepares graduates with enhanced knowledge and practice expertise that builds and expands on baccalaureate nursing education. This preparation provides graduates with a broader understanding of nursing in order to engage in advanced practice and leadership in a variety of settings and commit to life-long learning (American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2010).
The graduate program builds on a baccalaureate nursing degree to prepare nurses for leadership roles in advanced practice. The master’s curriculum provides the depth of knowledge and breadth of skills that are applied in a variety of educational and practicum settings. In-program role development attends to leadership and professional standards provide the foundation for advanced practice. The Master of Science in Nursing program also provides a foundation for doctoral study.
At the conclusion of the program, the graduate is able to:
Demonstrate accountability for professional practice and desire for life long learning.
Demonstrate leadership that uses critical and reflective thinking in education and health care settings.
Synthesize, critique, evaluate, and use theory from nursing and related disciplines to guide advanced nursing roles.
Use information technology and evidence-based practice for implementation and evaluation of strategies for quality and safety.
Analyze ethical, legal, cultural, and societal factors that influence access, equity, quality, and cost of health care.
Collaborate and consult with intra- and inter-professional teams to improve outcomes.
Exhibit competency in advanced nursing practice role across diverse populations in a variety of settings and roles.
Courses are delivered in a 15-week semester with a mix of face-to-face meetings and online methods.
Bellin College's nursing programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through 2018 and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools through 2014.