Online MSN Programs
- Next Start Date: August 21, 2017
- Estimated Program Length: 20 – 32 Months*
- Semester Hours: 35 – 62 Hours*
- Cost Per Semester Hour: $605
* Total amount is dependent upon concentration selected
King University offers nurses a direct track towards career advancement through continued education. Nurses can complete their RN to BSN with King University and go on to earn their Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Our online master’s in nursing program is offered with two concentrations:
- MSN nurse educator
- MSN administrator
Both concentrations can typically be completed within five consecutive 15-week semesters. Course requirements vary by concentration. The nurse education concentration is 39 semester hours while the nursing administration concentration is 35 semester hours. The MSN is taught in a cohort model, allowing students to move forward through their nursing program with the same group of peers. This instructional model promotes enhanced learning outcomes through developed support systems and increased peer-to-peer interactions. Students are able to collaborate on courses and projects and relay real-life work experiences into class discussions for a more interactive academic experience.
The School of Nursing programs operate on an approval status with the Tennessee Board of Nursing. The School of Nursing is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and all programs in the School of Nursing, the baccalaureate, the master’s and the doctoral levels are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Curriculum is focused on an advanced level of nursing education and practice. Program outcomes include the following:
- Synthesize theory, research and values within a conceptual framework for advanced nursing practice in a specialized area.
- Expand critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills to determine clinical decisions as a nursing professional.
- Practice advanced nursing reflectively, guided by theory and expanded knowledge.
- Demonstrate professional accountability in decisions based on ethical, professional and Christian standards.
- Interpret nursing’s role affecting healthcare and health policy on local, state, national, and global levels.
- Use outcome criteria to improve the quality of specialty practice.
- Participate in professional and personal growth-promoting activities.
- Achieve requisite knowledge and skills to pursue doctoral education.
The MSN is a valuable credential in today’s healthcare industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an increasing pressure within the industry for management-level nursing positions to require a graduate-level degree in either nursing or health services for job placement. Nurses who complete an online master’s in nursing are positioned for advanced career placement, which leads to higher salaries and greater responsibilities. Continue your education and professional development with King University’s online MSN programs.
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