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  • Tuition Fee:
  • $ 1.86k
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program curriculum combines scholarly inquiry with evidence-based practice focused on improving patient outcomes. Explore health policy and advocacy, health informatics, emergent technologies and the ways these tools are used to shape decision-making, implement plans, measure quality and assess outcomes.

    • Choose from two concentrations: Nurse Educator or Nurse Executive Leader
    • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited
    • No mandatory lecture or login times – coursework is completed 100 percent online
    • Ranked among the best online graduate nursing programs
    • Concierge-style student services with 24/7 technical support and personalized advising
    • Dual MSN/MBA degree option available

    Nurse Educator Concentration

    Nurse Educators play a vital role preparing other nurses to handle the intricacies of quality care while also educating patients about medications, managing illness and staying healthy.

    Coursework in this concentration covers teaching and learning theory, curriculum evaluation and instructional design that you can adapt to the needs of your specific audience. The program:

    • Prepares you to teach in an academic or clinical setting
    • Covers advanced topics such as pharmacology, pathophysiology and health assessment (physical) also known as the 3 P’s of nursing
    • Satisfies the academic requirement necessary to sit for the National League of Nursing’s Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) examination

    Nurse Executive Leader Concentration

    The Nurse Executive Leader concentration is for nurses who aspire to management and high-level administrative roles. In this concentration you will:

    • Develop the theoretical, interpersonal, leadership and technical skills required to lead in today’s diverse health care settings
    • Explore financial, operational, regulatory and clinical aspects of health system management
    • Fulfill the academic requirements necessary to sit for the Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC) exam

    Discover the Benedictine Difference

    We don’t just tell you how we are different – we show you. Students admitted into our program are able to acclimate themselves to the online learning environment before their first day of class in our engaging Success Strategies Course. The course is a live simulation in which students can review lesson plans, post to discussion boards, complete practice homework assignments and get to know their fellow classmates and faculty.

    Why Choose Benedictine Online?

    • By earning your MSN online at Benedictine, you will receive all the benefits that Benedictine offers with its rich history spanning more than 127 years of academic excellence
    • Complete your coursework according to your own schedule through our interactive online format
    • Earn the same respected credential as students in the traditional campus program
    • Get help from your personal full-time advisor when you need it

    Online Master of Science in Nursing Curriculum

    Core Courses

    • NRHL 501 Health Promotion and Interprofessional Collaboration
    • NRHL 502 Ethical and Culturally Competent Health Care Professional
    • NRHL 503 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Research and Process Improvement
    • NRHL 504 Health Care Informatics and Emergent Technologies
    • NRHL 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy
    • NRHL 506 Quality Improvement and Safety in Health Care Systems

    Nurse Educator Concentration Courses

    • NRHL 507 Advanced Health Assessment
    • NRHL 508 Advanced Pathophysiology
    • NRHL 509 Advanced Pharmacology
    • NRHL 621 Instructional Strategies in Nursing Practice
    • NRHL 625 Learning and Curriculum Development in Nursing Practice
    • NRHL 630 Evaluation Strategies and Methods in Nursing Practice
    • NRHL 635 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Capstone Project

    Nurse Executive Leader Concentration Courses

    • NRHL 620 Building Effective Communication and Relationships
    • NRHL 622 Professionalism and Executive Career Development
    • NRHL 624 Advanced Knowledge of Health Care Systems
    • NRHL 626 Nursing Leadership and Systems Thinking
    • NRHL 628 Financial Management and Resource Allocation in Health Care Systems
    • NRHL 635 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Capstone Project

    Start Dates

    • 1/5/2015
    • 4/27/2015
    • 8/24/2015

    Why Benedictine Online?

    • No VISA Requirements : Benedictine offers online programs allowing you to earn a United States education in the comfort of your home.
    • Respected: Our online students earn the same respected credential as students who attend on campus.
    • Recognized: Named the Fastest Growing University in the United States by The Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked among America’s Top Colleges by Forbes Magazine.
    • Affordable: Benedictine University Online offers affordable tuition and scholarship opportunities.
    • Small Class Size: Benedictine University's online programs offer small class sizes and the personal attention expected of a top-tier, private university.
    • Convenience: Access your coursework anywhere via convenient, online courses supported by outstanding 24x7 technical support.
    • Highly Interactive: Interact fully with your professors and other students in our unique virtual-classroom setting.
    • Global Networking: We have students and graduates from all 50 states and over 17 countries.
    • Accredited: Benedictine University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) and the Master of Science in Nursing program holds accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    Program requirements

    Students must have an undergraduate degree from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency for nursing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Must be licensed as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States.International students must complete evaluation by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or Educational Perspectives to assess prior learning in other countries as it compares to U.S. education.All international students must demonstrate they have met the English proficiency requirements for the degree program to which they are applying. Students applying to graduate programs must meet one of the following requirements:TOEFL Paper Based Test: 550TOEFL Internet Based Test: 78IELTS Exam: 6.0 English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 78 Technological Requirements You will need a computer with high speed Internet access to successfully complete the requirements for the degree.


    Benedictine University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) and the Master of Science in Nursing program holds accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

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