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RN to MSN in Nursing | Dr. Laura McKay, Program Director, Nursing

RN to MSN in Nursing | Dr. Laura McKay, Program Director, Nursing

Dr. Laura McKay outlines the five specializations that students can pursue in the RN to MSN in Nursing program at South University.

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My name is Laura McKay. I am the Program Director for Nursing at the College of Nursing and Public Health at South University.

The RN to Master of Science in Nursing program has five specializations: Family nurse practitioner, adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner, nursing informatics, nurse administrator, and nurse educator. This is a program for nurses that are prepared at the associate's or diploma level who are seeking a master's degree, and at the end of the program, they earn both the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing.

We want our students to be prepared to function in all areas of nursing and to be prepared in their specializations to meet the accreditation requirements and to meet the core outcomes. Those include things like leadership, scholarship, and clinical excellence.

Students who earn the degree, upon graduation, can function in a number of advanced nursing roles. Nurse practitioners are functioning as advanced clinicians. Nurse educators are able to teach at the bachelor's and often at the graduate level. Many of the students go on to pursue a doctorate so that they can teach at the graduate level in nursing. So the RN to MSN program is for that motivated student who has demonstrated academic excellence and wants to go directly into a graduate track.

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Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN to MSN)

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The Master of Science in Nursing with Specialization in Family Health Nurse Practitioner degree program (MSN) at South University, Cleveland is designed to develop and enhance the knowledge and skills of registered nurses. It is also designed for those nurses who want to pursue more advanced positions in today’s challenging health care environment.

The program blends nursing theory with advanced practice concepts that will prepare students to work within a health care organization or educational setting. The program consists of 6 core courses and courses in the Family Health Nurse Practitioner specialization. The program includes integrated practical experience, practicums in area of specialization, and a final project to assess learning outcomes.

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) education prepares advanced practice nurses for the current and evolving primary health care system. The South University College of Nursing program focuses on advanced health sciences knowledge and skills to prepare advanced clinicians to deliver leading edge, community-based primary health care to individuals and families across the lifespan. The program places a strong emphasis on health promotion as well as the development of positive health behaviors for clients at different developmental and age stages.

FNP students share course content with fellow students in the Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP) programs where appropriate. This structure exposes students to a variety of expert specialty faculty and supports development of inter-specialty relationships in client management.

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