Evolving legislation, rising costs and the meeting the demands of an aging population are just a few of the challenges that contribute to increasing complexity within the healthcare industry. As a registered nurse equipped with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Franklin University, you will be better prepared to meet the demand for quality patient care and advanced leadership in healthcare.
As a graduate-level nursing student, you’ll build on the knowledge and competencies you gained at the bachelor’s level. Throughout the MSN program you will strengthen your critical thinking and problem-solving skills in order to coordinate healthcare programs in a time of ongoing reform. The program features online courses along with a 12-week practicum onsite in a healthcare setting. Finish the program in as few as 24 months or transfer in up to 12 hours of previously earned MSN credit and complete your degree sooner.
Elevate your patient care skills
As part of Franklin’s commitment to providing a relevant education, you’ll be exposed to current and emerging technologies. In addition, you’ll consistently merge coursework with your existing knowledge in order to develop a theoretical basis to guide your practice to promote high quality, effective, patient-centered care. Blending clinical prevention and population health concepts, you will learn to provide comprehensive care for individuals and families in diverse settings. You’ll also grow as a responsive leader who is able to collaborate, manage and ultimately influence the role of nurses in healthcare.
You will build upon your existing health assessment knowledge to build a foundation for advanced nursing roles. You will concentrate on specific elements of assessment including physical, psychosocial, spiritual health, risk and functional assessments in diverse populations in order to promote health and prevent disease.
Expand your research capabilities
You will critically evaluate nursing research studies, understand the importance of research in evidence-based practice and develop ideas for research proposals that are relevant in the workplace. You’ll also get hands-on experience creating your own research. With faculty guidance, you will have the opportunity to choose a topic, outline a manuscript and explore submitting your work to a professional journal.
Tailor your MSN to your professional goals
In addition to a 12-week practicum under the direction of a master’s-prepared nurse, you will also have the opportunity to choose two elective courses that best suit your career aspirations – including education, leadership and analytics.
Earn an accredited degree
Adding credibility to your Franklin MSN degree is specialized accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an accrediting body affiliated with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). CCNE evaluates nursing programs for academic quality and standards. As a student, you can rest assured that an accredited MSN prepares you for what comes next – advanced practice, leadership roles or even doctoral study in nursing.