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Chair: Jane Hsiao-Chen Tang, Ph.D., R.N.

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program is designed to prepare professional nurses as leaders in administration and education in a variety of organizations. Immaculata's interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary model of education will equip you with the competencies to practice in a complex and dynamic professional milieu.

M.S.N. Program Goals

  • Promote critical analysis of theory, research, policy and organizational systems
  • Develop leaders and change agents
  • Enhance collaboration skills
  • Provide the foundation for doctoral studies
  • Prepare to pass certification examinations successfully
  • Promote a commitment to lifelong learning

  Graduate learning outcomes:

  • Critically seek, evaluate, and develop expanding nursing knowledge
  • Use leadership abilities, moral and ethical principles, and professional standards to guide your own and others' nursing practice
  • Impact nursing practice through scientific inquiry and the dissemination of research findings
  • Integrate concepts, models, and theories from nursing science and related disciplines into advanced nursing practice

  The program of study leading to the Master of Science in Nursing is a 39-credit program. Your may choose one of two areas of specialization:

  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Administration


Program Of Study

Students distribute course requirements in the following categories:

General Core 9 credits
Nursing Concentration 15 credits
Specialization Core Courses 15 credits


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