Susan Enfield, M.S.N., R.N., PEL-CSN, RN-BSN and RN-MSN Program Director
Suzanne Phipps, Ed.D., APRN, CNP, MSN Program Director
Olivet’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program for registered nurses who have earned either an associate’s degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing and desire to advance their personal and professional goals.
Students will develop professional readiness, cultural sensitivity, and leadership/management skills throughout the program. Students will also develop, test and evaluate ideas relevant to nursing practice. Students will learn to be a change agent in the nursing field.
Students will interact with multidisciplinary representatives in multiple practice settings to explore collaborative best practices. This experience is obtained through practicum hours in both the BSN portion and MSN portion of the program. Students will graduate with a baccalaureate degree after successful completion of the BSN curriculum including two 500 level courses and may choose to stop or continue on to the MSN program.
The MSN portion provides education and experience in one of three specialty tracks: education, transformational leadership, or family nurse practitioner. 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.