WAUKESHA, WIS.—Starting in fall 2013, Carroll University will offer a Master of Science in Nursing degree. Applications are being accepted now. Call 262.524.7220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program includes two tracks focused on direct patient care: Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist and Clinical Nurse Educator. Both will help meet a nationally recognized need for nurses due to the aging of the current nursing workforce. Also, many hospitals require that those making decisions regarding patient care have baccalaureate and master’s nursing degrees.
“Carroll’s MSN program builds upon our outstanding reputation in baccalaureate nursing education,” said James Wiseman, vice president of enrollment. “It is a natural extension to add the MSN to our already thriving BSN program. We are excited to enroll our first class.”
“We will educate nurses for professional practice in a variety of settings, preparing them to take on the characteristics that will allow them to function as leaders in generalist direct care nursing roles,” said Angie Brindowski, chair of the Department of Nursing.
The curriculum will be taught by an interdisciplinary team that includes nursing, business and public health faculty. Some classes will be traditional scheduled ones and some will be online. Practicum experiences will be managed by practicing clinical nurse specialists or nurse educators in health care or educational settings.
The MSN program has provisional accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and is seeking accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education with a fall 2014 site visit anticipated.