Master of Science in Nursing
The School of Nursing strives to be a community of nursing scholars and educators that, in keeping with the mission of Our Lady of the Elms College, provides a supportive, vibrant learning community that challenges students to embrace change without compromising principle, to respond creatively to the demands of their careers and to advocate for people in need. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) curriculum strives to meet the highest standards for nursing education and masters level practice with an emphasis on the individual potential of students.
Taught by an interdisciplinary faculty of nursing, business, education and technology, the MSN program provides experienced professional nurses with the education and skills needed to function in a rapidly changing health care environment that demands new and innovative approaches to nursing, health care delivery, management and education. Students choose an area of study from one of three tracks: Nursing and Health Services Management, Nursing Education, and MSN/MBA dual degree.
Nursing and Health Services Management graduates are prepared to fill leadership roles across the healthcare delivery system and within a variety of organizational and health care settings. Nursing Education graduates are prepared for faculty and nurse educator positions in collegiate and service settings. MSN/MBA graduates are prepared to fill leadership roles in business sector and in healthcare organizations.
A New Innovative Curriculum
Elms College School of Nursing prides itself on providing to our community high quality graduate nursing education meeting contemporary nursing standards for the advanced preparation of nurses. We are pleased to announce innovative changes to our MSN curriculum designed to a four (4) semester, each eleven (11) weeks hybrid model. Consistent with recommendations in the 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on the Future of Nursing and the revised American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing, Elms School of Nursing will continue to provide forward-looking graduate education.