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Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (NURS MSN)

37 Credits

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING GENERALIST     • 37 CREDITS      • NURS MSN

The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Davenport University offers an advanced level of graduate study expanding on the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired at the baccalaureate or entry-level nursing education program. The core curriculum for this program reflects the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (AACN, 2011) and the Outcomes and Competencies for Graduates of Master’s Programs in Nursing (National League of Nursing, 2010).

Admission to the MSN program is competitive. We seek highly motivated nurses who have obtained their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and desire to further professional development to advance their career. Once students have been admitted into the program, they become members of a cohort. This means that the same group of students goes through the program together. The cohort experience provides the students with the opportunity to develop a sense of community with their classmates as they study, network, and support each other in the graduate learning experience. The cohort learning experience begins with a two day residency at the Grand Rapids W.A. Lettinga Campus and ends with another two day residency for the NURS795 MSN Special Project or NURS799 MSN Thesis.

The MSN Program is a 28-month program that begins once a year. Courses within the program are delivered entirely online except for the practicum component of NURS765/NURS765C and NURS797/NURS797C. Practicum sites for the NURS765C and NURS797C will be arranged for students based on students’ geographic locations.

*Students, in consultation with their MSN advisor, will choose two 3 credit graduate-level elective courses. An overall grade of B- or better must be achieved in these two courses.

**Upon discussion with MSN Advisor, Student will elect to conduct either a Special Research Project (NURS795) or do the traditional thesis (NURS799).

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator Concentration

Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator Concentration (NURS EDU MSN)

37 Credits

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING • 37 CREDITS • NURS EDU MSN


The Master of Science in Nursing –Nurse Educator concentration nursing will prepare individuals for the nurse educator role in academic or staff development settings. The curriculum integrates core master’s-level concepts, advanced clinical foundations (assessment, pharmacology, pathophysiology) and education-focused courses. Students develop teaching strategies in the didactic and clinical setting, synthesize teaching/learning theories, and acquire skills in curriculum development. Clinical practicum objectives include the student’s ability to provide didactic and clinical instruction within the academic or clinical settings. As a result, graduates of the Nurse Educator concentration are well prepared to assume faculty or clinical instructor positions in schools of nursing or staff development positions in health care institutions.


Upon successful completion of the MSN Nurse Educator Concentration, the graduate will be eligible to seek certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), offered by the National League for Nursing (NLN).


Admission to the MSN program is competitive. We seek highly motivated nurses who have obtained their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and desire to further professional development to advance their career. Once students have been admitted into the program, they become members of a cohort. This means that the same group of students goes through the program together. The cohort experience provides the students with the opportunity to develop a sense of community with their classmates as they study, network, and support each other in the graduate learning experience. The cohort learning experience begins with a two day residency at the Grand Rapids W.A. Lettinga Campus and ends with another two day residency for the NURS795 MSN Special Project or NURS799 MSN Thesis.


The MSN Program is a 28-month program that begins once a year. Courses within the program are delivered entirely online except for the practicum component of NURS765/NURS765C and NURS787/NURS787C. Practicum sites for the NURS765C and NURS787C will be arranged for students based on students’ geographic locations.

 

**Upon discussion with MSN Advisor, Student will elect to conduct either a Special Research Project (NURS795) or do the traditional thesis (NURS799).

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration

Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration (NURS PRC MSN)

45 Credits

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING - FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER CONCENTRATION    • 45 CREDITS      • NURS PRC MSN

The Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program prepares the baccalaureate nurse to care for adults and children of all ages with essential focus on family and community. Graduates of this program will be able to provide health promotion and primary health care for families and individuals in the context of their families. The Family Nurse Practitioner program focuses on continual and comprehensive, wellness and illness care for individuals across the lifespan to assist with illness management, health promotion, and health education. Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner students will be prepared to assume leadership roles for the targeted populations in the primary settings. Family Nurse Practitioners are prepared to provide care to individuals with acute and chronic illnesses in a variety of primary care practice settings such as clinics, outpatient services and more.

Admission to the MSN program is competitive. We seek highly motivated nurses who have obtained their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and desire to further professional development to advance their career. Once students have been admitted into the program, they become members of a cohort. This means that the same group of students goes through the program together. The cohort experience provides the students with the opportunity to develop a sense of community with their classmates as they study, network, and support each other in the graduate learning experience. The cohort learning experience begins with a two-day residency at the Grand Rapids W.A. Lettinga Campus.

Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration the graduate will be eligible to seek certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, offered by American Nurses’ Credentialing Center and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Following successful certification the graduate applies to the Department of Professional Regulation for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) for practice in their State.  

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences: