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. The depth and quality of a Holy Family University MSN is unparalleled among nursing schools in Philadelphia.
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.
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
- Nursing Administration
- Nursing Education
- 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.