2023-2024 Catalog 
    
    Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog

Master of Science in Nursing, M.S.N.


Suzanne Phipps, Ed.D., APRN, CNP, MSN Program Director

The MSN program provides education and experience in chosen specialty areas: education, transformational leadership, family nurse practitioner or post-graduate family nurse practitioner certificate, post-master’s certificate in education, or post-master’s certificate in transformational leadership. All students are provided the opportunity to learn the theoretical base of nursing science while participating in practicum experiences that will heighten their professional readiness for their career. In addition, various healthcare settings are utilized for practicums in the three areas of professional readiness for their career. 

33-52 hours

Plus, completion of one of the following tracks:


Family Nurse Practitioner population-focused courses:


Olivet Nazarene University fulfills the educational requirements for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) professional state licensure for employment as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in certain states while there are other states that Olivet Nazarene University has not yet made that determination. Please check the website (https://www.olivet.edu/federal-disclosures) for states that are approved or not approved. The status of these states is subject to change. 

Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate specialty track required core courses:


Post-Graduate Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Certificate track population-focused courses:


Olivet Nazarene University fulfills the educational requirements for Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) professional state licensure for employment as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) in certain states while there are other states that Olivet Nazarene University has not yet made that determination. Please check the website (https://www.olivet.edu/federal-disclosures) for states that are approved or not approved. The status of these states is subject to change. 

Note:


Program Outcomes

In the MSN program, students and faculty establish the teaching-learning process. Students are encouraged throughout the program to plan their own learning opportunities. Students, with the assistance of faculty members, are expected to identify personal goals consistent with the program goals, plan experiences, and evaluate the achievement of goals. Program evaluation is a continuous process shared between and among students, faculty, and stakeholders. The program outcomes are:

  • Serve God and humanity by treating others with dignity in advanced nursing roles exemplifying the characteristics of professionalism.
  • Integrate ethical, moral, and spiritual concepts into the development of advanced skills and knowledge while preparing for servant leadership.
  • Develop intellectual curiosity in advanced nursing concepts by engaging in life-long learning for personal and professional growth.
  • Synthesize advanced nursing knowledge and leadership skills to promote quality outcomes and sustainable systems.
  • Create interprofessional relationships to improve population outcomes.
  • Communicate effectively through verbal, written, and interpersonal skills, using current and innovative technologies.

Key Program Policies

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) must be maintained to remain in the program (this includes BUS courses) and for graduation.
  • Failure of any course can result from administrative withdrawal, withdrawal failing, failure, or unsatisfactory. 
  • A student can repeat a total of two different NRSG courses.
  • More than one C/C+ requires a student to repeat the course for graduation and/or program completion.
  • Only one C/C+ will be accepted on the final transcript for graduation and/or program completion.
  • Please see the MSN Student Handbook for all program policies. The MSN Student Handbook supersedes all previous handbook(s) and GCS policies