The Master of Science in Nursing program is designed to build on previous nursing education and clinical experience, prepare students to pursue advanced practice in a variety of health care settings, and lay a foundation to pursue doctoral education. The overall purpose of the master’s degree program is to provide graduate education for advanced nursing roles that respond to the needs of individuals, families, and communities.
The program of study includes completion of the core curriculum, specialization courses, and an evidence-based project proposal.
The core courses focus on the acquisition of a theoretical base in nursing, evidence-based decision making, health policy, financing and organization of the health care delivery system, advanced practice issues, ethics, health promotion and disease prevention, and biostatistics.
All students will complete a culminating experience that is designed to serve as evidence of successful integration of the curriculum’s diverse content areas via the submission of an evidence-based project proposal.
This program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue employment in the field, or for jobs in related fields, the specific job titles of which may not be represented in the program title. Although Kaplan University will assist students with job placement, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student. The University does not guarantee that any student will be placed in any particular job, eligible for job advancement opportunities, or employed at all.
While the program is designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued graduate- or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any graduate or doctoral programs.
The Master of Science in Nursing program consists of a minimum of 63 or 90 quarter credit hours, depending on the student’s choice of specialization. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a master of science degree.