South University, Online Programs is excited to announce that the RN to MSN program is getting two new specializations — Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
“South University has a strong cadre of Nursing programs,” said Dr. Charles Hossler, R.N., Ph.D., FNP, Interim Dean at the South University College of Nursing and Public Health. “We currently offer the MSN with a specialization in Nurse Practitioner programs for either family or Adult-Gerontology. Making the degrees available through the RN to MSN tracks will create an avenue for even more students to pursue the NP roles.”
As of June 2014, there were approximately 6,100 designated areas with a primary care health professional shortage, according to the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The HRSA estimates it would take roughly 8,200 additional primary care physicians to eliminate this deficit.
By educating nurses through our programs in the College of Nursing and Public Health, including these new additions, South University is striving to do its part to alleviate this problem and prepare more students to provide quality care to more people.
New Nursing Specializations Add Value
The two new RN to MSN programs will give our students the opportunity to gain valuable skills in the high needs areas of gerontology and family care.
“Specializations improve the student experience by allowing each student to individualize their own future in nursing and develop special skills tailored for each nursing position,” Dr. Hossler noted.
The RN to MSN degree programs can also help students to earn a master’s degree in less time than in other programs.
Learn about Our New Nursing Specializations
Find out more about the two new nursing specializations offered at South University, Online Programs:
- RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner: Develop the skills needed to advance in today’s challenging nursing field. This program focuses on community-based care, with an emphasis on at-risk and vulnerable populations. This is a great option for nurses looking to give back to their communities by increasing health promotion, protection, and disease prevention. Enjoy the ability to earn both a BSN and an MSN upon completion of the program. Request more information about this specialization.
- RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner: Grow your nursing skills and gain the experience needed to pursue more advanced positions in today’s challenging health care environment. This program blends nursing theory with advanced practice concepts that will prepare you to work within a health care organization or educational setting. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to earn both a BSN and an MSN by completing one program. Request more information about this specialization.
The South University College of Nursing and Public Health strives to offer a broad range of programs that supports an array of degree programs. Our nursing students are exposed to a wide-variety of perspectives and enjoy a well-rounded experience looking at issues through multiple lenses. Learn more about South University and our programs today!