MS in Nursing
Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing is designed for those already working in the nursing field who seek to advance their administrative or clinical knowledge within this field. Learn more about the Master of Science in Nursing at Kaplan University here.
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Official Program Name:
Master of Science in Nursing
School Offering Program:
Master of Science
Students of Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing program, which is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), have the opportunity to study nursing theories and advanced nursing practices while developing decision making and management skills. Core courses explore advanced nursing career options, nursing science, statistical procedures, nursing research methods, epidemiology, legal issues and ethics, and health care policy development. Upon completion of core requirements, students can choose from three specialization areas: nurse administrator, nurse educator, or informatics. Students seeking to enter the program should be working as registered nurses.
Program Length/Total Credits Required:
63 or 90 quarter credit hours. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete 24 credit hours in 30 weeks.
Financial Aid Available:
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs.
Required Courses for a Master of Science in Nursing:
Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Kaplan University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.
- MN 501: Advanced Nursing Roles (5 credits)
- MN 502: Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing (5 credits)
- MN 503: Advanced Statistics for the Health Sciences (5 credits)
- MN 504: Inquiry and Evidence-Based Practice (5 credits)
- MN 505: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in a Diverse Community (5 credits)
- MN 506: Ethical and Legal Perspectives of the Health Care System (5 credits)
- MN 507: Health Policy, Financing, and Organization of Health Care Delivery Systems (5 credits)
Specialization Courses 28 or 55*
Total Elective Requirements 28 or 55
- TOTAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS 63 OR 90
- Students who choose to complete the family nurse practitioner or adult nurse practitioner specialization will complete 55 quarter credit hours of specialization courses for a program total of 90 quarter credit hours.
After completing Kaplan University's Master of Science in Nursing, graduates could pursue nursing management, administrative, or specialty nursing positions in a range of medical or health care environments. These environments could include hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, or home care companies.
Positions graduates could pursue include:
- Administrator of nursing services
- Hospital administrator
- Nurse researcher
- Clinical nurse specialist
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