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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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Our RN to Master of Science in Nursing degree with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialization is designed to take your nursing skills further, preparing you with current healthcare and professional standards to treat patients and families throughout their lifespan. We put a strong emphasis on health promotion and the positive health behaviors for all developmental stages. This well-rounded education ensures you’re armed with the skill set you need to provide the best care possible to your patients.

Our RN to MSN offers a unique opportunity to registered nurses who do not currently have a BSN degree. With our intensive, streamlined course of study, you’ll be awarded both a BSN and MSN upon completion of the program. By combining nursing theory with advanced practice concepts, graduates of our RN-MSN are well-prepared to work within either a healthcare or education setting.

Apply to South University, Virginia Beach’s RN to Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner today.

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