The Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing graduate nursing programs prepare students to assume roles in a variety of health care agencies and organizations, as a result of advanced preparation in health care delivery as advanced family nurse practitioners, researchers, educators, or nurse executives. Many of our MSN students are also interested in our Post-Master’s Certificate for APNs program.
Building upon a baccalaureate nursing education, and the philosophy of PHSSN, faculty believe that development of critical thinking, Christian principles and development, communication, clinical skills, creativity, and self-direction are essential elements in graduate nursing education. Through the educational process, faculty seek to promote awareness of social, cultural, and ethnic diversity, believing it enriches professional growth and development.
The collaborative educational process between the faculty and students promotes progressive mastery and increases learner maturity. Implicit in advanced practice nursing is the acceptance of accountability for lifelong learning, professional growth, Christian principles and development, competent practice, and effective leadership.
The master’s degree program in nursing at Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
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Students enjoy small class sizes and personalized preceptor placement.
Nursing Education and FNP students are given the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the requirements necessary to sit for national certification in their respective specialty.
More than 90% of all graduates are employed in their specialty within six months of graduation.
All courses and course descriptions for the Master of Science in Nursing can be found in the Graduate Catalog.
Admission to the MS in Nursing requires the following to be submitted to or conducted by the School of Nursing:
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