Master Degrees Nursing Online Degree Programs

Master Degrees Nursing Online Degree Programs

Of the many educational paths one can take to become a registered nurse (RN), a bachelor's of science degree in nursing (BSN) program is the most straightforward. BSN programs may include coursework on care theory, human anatomy and physiology, the origins of nursing practice and the structure of the U.S. healthcare system. These students also receive training through supervised clinical work, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). BSN holders have one critical step to becoming a RN - taking the National Council of Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Upon passing the exam, a licensed RN may practice in every state, the BLS adds. Students who hold a non-nursing undergraduate degree also may enter the field through an accelerated BSN nursing program. These fast-tracked students may apply their previous undergraduate coursework to their BSN. Some may be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN after 14 months. The BLS notes that there are other initial steps to a nursing career, including an associate's degree in nursing (ADN) program. ADN holders may work up to a BSN by training extensively with doctors and RNs in hospital settings.

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Master of Science Nursing, case management specialization

American Sentinel University

The nursing case management program prepares nurses to assume the role of case manager within the various sectors of a health system or insurance industry. Content builds upon the standards...

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Master of Science Nursing, infection prevention and control specialization

American Sentinel University

Patient safety, quality control for hospital-acquired infections, and the growing threat of epidemics and pandemics are all indicators that more and more healthcare systems will need to hire nurses trained...

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Master of Science Nursing, nursing informatics specialization

American Sentinel University

American Sentinel's CCNE-accredited MSN nursing informatics degree program is intended to prepare experienced nurses to manage health information systems critical to the mission of health care delivery systems. Nurses will develop expertise...

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Master of Science Nursing, management and organizational leadership specialization

American Sentinel University

The Nursing Management and Organizational Leadership program is designed for working professionals who seek to develop their skills and gain the advantage resulting from a comprehensive high-quality graduate program. The...

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RN to Master of Science Nursing

American Sentinel University

Students complete 18 credits of baccalaureate level nursing courses and 3 credits of Professional Communication. Students must achieve a 3.0 in each of these courses. The students will then fill...

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