Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
The master’s degree program in nursing at MidAmerica Nazarene University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC, 20001, 202-887-6791.
Accreditation assures you of the credibility of the program for future nursing positions as well as for continued education in nursing. Additionally, the University is authorized to offer associate’s degrees in all fields, bachelor’s degrees in all fields, and master’s degrees in the fields of Administration/Leadership, Business, Counseling, Education, Nursing and Religion. The University accreditation is through the Higher Learning Commission.
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR DAISY FACULTY AWARD
The DAISY Foundation, as a part of its service to the nursing profession’s role in patient care, established the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing Faculty. The purpose of this program is to provide to colleges/schools of nursing a national recognition program they may use to demonstrate appreciation to educators for their commitment and inspirational influence on their students. The Foundation hopes that, in some way, this program will contribute to a positive work environment for faculty in schools.
Purpose and Goals Statement
The School of Nursing prepares nurse leaders for advanced roles in Health Care Administration, Nursing Education, Healthcare Quality Management, and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. MSN graduates guide, direct, and educate others on the provision of professional nursing care. These graduates evaluate education, administration, and quality to incorporate research findings into evidence-based practice. The impact of national and international policy and events are studied so that graduates can respond to nursing needs on a local to international level both now and in the future. These leaders are also competent in scholarship, critical thinking and cultural diversity and will continue to grow as servant leaders striving for personal and professional excellence.
The faculty of the Graduate Studies in Nursing Department assist students to build on, at the graduate level, the five General Education Outcomes of the University. Graduate Nursing Students demonstrate competency in these outcomes prior to graduation. The outcomes, their definitions, and their defining characteristics relative to a master of science in nursing degree are:
Uses one’s faith to guide advanced professional nursing practice.
Exercises intellectual curiosity, creative problem solving, and reasoned thinking by locating, analyzing, organizing, and applying knowledge for improving outcomes of professional nursing practice.
Learning and interpreting information from creation as a person and incorporating the information into one’s personal life while engaging in advanced professional nursing practice.
Through professional, creative, and ethical self-comportment, communicates effectively to lead change to improve quality outcomes across diverse settings and healthcare populations (i.e., individuals, families, populations, and organizations).
Evaluate, design, and promote strategies that create a culture of safety and caring for diverse populations.