About the Master of Science in Nursing
The MSN - Nursing Leadership and Education Program at Northwest Nazarene University offers the working professional nurse an opportunity to complete a masterís degree through a fully online program of study. This program is ideal for those with work and/or family responsibilities. Nurses with an associate degree may complete their master's in 3 years while nurses with a baccalaureate degree may complete their master's in 2 years.
The Nursing Leadership and Education program utilizes an online cohort model and supports an interactive learning environment as well as collegiality throughout the studentís progress. Full-time students take from 6 to 9 credit hours per semester, one course at a time.
The focus of the degree is to prepare nurses for the role of a leader/educator in clinical facilities, educational institutions, and community agencies. Curriculum development, teaching-learning strategies, evaluation processes and the principles of leadership and administration are covered in the course of study. Internship experiences take place in a variety of educational and leadership settings.