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Specializations Within the Master of Science in Nursing Programs


July 24, 2012 http://www.southuniversity.edu/whoweare/newsroom/blog/specializations-within-the-master-of-science-in-nursing-programs

Welcome to the next part in our series highlighting the specializations we offer within our degree programs at South University Online Programs. Today, we’re looking at our recently launched specializations within our Master of Science of Nursing Program.

Adult Health Nurse Practitioner
This specialization is comprised of courses in pharmacology, advanced assessment, and three adult health practicum courses*. During these courses, students are taught to apply advanced practice nursing skills to assess and care for adult patients across the life span in a variety of acute and community based settings.

Family Nurse Practitioner
This specialization is comprised of courses in pharmacology, advanced assessment, and four family practicum courses*. During the practicum courses, students learn to apply advanced practice nursing skills to assess, diagnose and treat for patients across the life span in a variety of health care settings.

* The practicum courses require students to be mentored, coached and precepted by an APRN or a physician within their communities.

Nurse Educator Specialization
Students in the MSN program will have the opportunity to focus on the Nurse Educator specialization.

This specialization is designed for RNs who want to develop and train nurses to meet the challenges of a rapidly developing and continually changing healthcare environment.

Specialization in Nurse Administrator
Graduates with a Nurse Administrator Specialization may be involved in the design of healthcare delivery systems, making policy and financial decisions, promoting patient safety and quality improvements in patient care, and incorporating technology, contemporary practice and ethics into delivery of health care.

Specialization in Nursing Informatics
Technology is transforming modern healthcare by helping to create more efficient and higher quality outcomes. The specialization in Nursing Informatics is designed to prepare graduates to develop, implement and evaluate new operational data systems, train healthcare professionals in the use of computerized clinical information systems, and collect and analyze data for patient information and improvements of clinical care.

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