Master of Science in Nursing

Designed for graduates of accredited BSN programs and experienced nurses seeking additional education, the MSN program at Holy Family University allows students to complete a 30-credit (10 courses) MSN in advanced nursing courses with a focus on quality, safety, and leadership. The 30-credit MSN is designed in accord with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) MSN Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing (2011) to prepare nurse leaders in a variety of nursing specialties.

Academic Program
Graduates of the MSN program are prepared to progress to advanced practice programs at the doctoral level (e.g., DNP/Nurse Practitioner programs), PhD programs, EdD programs, or to post-master's certificate programs. Upon completion of the required 30 MSN credits, students submit a Comprehensive Portfolio.

Courses
Students are required to take 10 three-credit courses for a total of 30 credits to complete the degree.
NURS 601 – Theoretical Basis for Nursing
NURS 606 – Professional Ethics: Theory & Practice for Advanced Nursing Practice
NURS 607 – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
NURS 608 – Advanced Statistics for Health Care Professionals
NURS 609 – Research for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
NURS 610 – Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS 611 – Advanced Pharmacology
NURS 612 – Advanced Physical and Health Assessment
NURS 614 – Health Policy, Organization, and Financing
NURS 615 – Quality and Safety in Health Care

Post Master's
Certificate Programs
• Nursing Administration
• Nursing Education
• Public Health Nursing

Program Goals
• Provide a graduate nursing curriculum that is tailored to address current and future global health care needs and issues in a variety of health care settings.
• Prepare graduates for nursing practice in advanced capacities.
• Provide a foundation for certification in selected specialty areas of nursing and doctoral study.

MSN Handbook

MSN Handbook