Course Summary

Course Description

The online MSN program curriculum combines scholarly inquiry with evidence-based practice focused on improving patient outcomes. Explore health policy and advocacy, health informatics, emergent technologies and the ways these tools are used to shape decision-making, plan implementation, quality measurement and outcomes assessment.

  • Choose from two concentrations - Nurse Educator or Nurse Executive Leader
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited
  • No mandatory lecture or login times - coursework is completed 100 percent online
  • Ranked among the best online graduate nursing programs
  • Concierge-style student services with 24/7 technical support and personalized advising
  • Dual MSN/MBA degree option available

Nurse Educator Concentration

Nurse Educators play a vital role preparing other nurses to handle the intricacies of quality care while also educating patients about medications, managing illness and staying healthy.
Coursework in this concentration covers teaching and learning theory, curriculum evaluation and instructional design that you can adapt to the needs of your audience and your specific role.

The program:

  • Prepares you to teach in an academic or clinical setting
  • Covers advanced topics such as pharmacology, pathophysiology and health assessment (physical) - also known as the 3 P's of nursing
  • Satisfies the academic requirement necessary to sit for the National League of Nursing's Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination

Nurse Executive Leader Concentration

The Nurse Executive Leader concentration is for nurses who aspire to management and high-level administrative roles. In this concentration you will:

  • Develop the theoretical, interpersonal, leadership and technical skills required to lead in today's diverse health care settings
  • Explore financial, operational, regulatory and clinical aspects of health system management
  • Fulfill the academic requirements necessary to sit for the Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC) exam

Dual Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration (MSN/MBA) Program

The online Dual MSN/MBA program is designed for nurse professionals seeking a comprehensive understanding of advanced nursing practice and the critical thinking skills needed to solve problems, identify opportunities and make dependable decisions within health settings using the business concepts embodied in the disciplines of finance, economics, operations, marketing and management.

  • Earn two master's degrees in less time and fewer courses than you would taking both separately - a savings of $13,640 and 10 months
  • Fulfill the academic requirements necessary to sit for the Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC) exam
  • Complete the program entirely online - no requirement to travel to the U.S.

In the Dual MSN/MBA program you will learn to:

  • Analyze, design, implement and evaluate outcomes of nursing care in diverse populations.
  • Apply advanced leadership and decision-making skills in order to provide quality and safe care to individuals or communities in many healthcare delivery systems.
  • Apply research findings in various healthcare environments and communicate results to help improve clinical practice.
  • Effectively advocate for policies that improve health outcomes the quality of the overall healthcare system for specific populations.
  • Analyze health system financial statements.
  • Understand macro and microeconomic concepts used in business.
  • Use cost accounting concepts in your organization.
  • Design assessment models to measure and improve productivity and operational performance.

Nursing Program Admissions Requirements

  • Must have a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN) from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency for nursing
  • Must be licensed as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States
  • Must have an equivalent of a minimum U.S. GPA of 2.75 or above

Discover the Benedictine Difference

We don't just tell you how we are different - we show you. Students admitted into our program are able to acclimate themselves tothe online learning environment before their first day of class in our engaging Success Strategies Course. The course is a live simulation in which students can review lesson plans, post to discussion boards, complete practice homework assignments and get to know their fellow classmates and faculty.

Why Choose Benedictine Online?

  • By earning your MSN online at Benedictine, you will receive all the benefits that Benedictine offers with its rich history spanning more than 127 years of academic excellence
  • Complete your coursework according to your own schedule through our online, interactive format
  • Earn the same respected credential as students in the traditional, on-campus program
  • Get help from your personal full-time advisor when you need it

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