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Program Overview

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program at the College of Saint Elizabeth is a 30-credit, cohort-based program which was developed in response to the growing need for nurses with advanced degrees who can assume leadership positions in education and practice. The program offers two tracks – Nursing Education and Nursing Leadership – and provides nurses with the opportunity to develop the skills, confidence and knowledge necessary to practice as:

  • Faculty in schools and colleges of nursing.
  • Educators in health care organizations.
  • Patient educators or community educators.
  • Nurse leaders in health care organizations.
  • Foundation for further educational advancement through nurse practitioner certification or doctoral education.

The MSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3343 Peachtree Rd., NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. (404) 975-5000

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Unique Elements of This Program

  • The program features a multidisciplinary core with advanced study in nursing education and nursing leadership and two clinical practicum courses.
  • The cohort model facilitates learning and interaction with classmates and highly experienced faculty.
  • The program can be completed in three years of part-time study.
  • The program prepares nurses for the NLN Nurse Educator National Certification Exam and provides the foundation for doctoral study.
  • Courses are offered in a blended format that combines face-to-face instruction with online, independent and group assignments.
  • Course content in the nursing education track includes: educational tests and measurements; educational learning theories; pedagogical strategies, curriculum development and evaluation.
  • Course content in the nursing leadership track includes leadership in health care; human factors and the healthcare environment; health informatics and financial management for nurses; and health policy and advocacy.
  • Practical knowledge development of 90 hours is facilitated through the educational teaching practicum in a variety of settings through the implementation of diverse delivery models inclusive of technological pedagogies.

Why Choose CSE


Admission Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) colleges/universities attended
  • RN license
  • B.S.N. from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency for nursing
  • Undergraduate courses in statistics, nursing research and physical assessment
  • Clinical experience
  • Interview

For International Students:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. International transcripts must be evaluated by NACES (i.e. WES) on a course by course basis.
  • TOEFL/IELTS (if necessary)

Contacts

For additional program information, contact:

Janet Okken
Nursing Coordinator
(973) 290-4139
jokken@cse.edu

For admission information, contact:

Lissette Ragno
Associate Director
Graduate and Continuing Studies
(973) 290-4605
lragno@cse.edu

Who We Are

Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the College of Saint Elizabeth has a strong tradition of concern for the poor, for developing leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility, and a commitment to the promotion of women as full partners in society.

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