2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

Nursing M.S., (MSN)


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Program Director

Dr. Victoria Carlson-Oehlers
Office: CC-165
Phone: (414) 277-4537
Email: carlsonoehle@msoe.edu


Designed to accommodate busy professionals, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) courses are available through either online or blended-online format. The online format allows convenience for distance learning while the blended-online format combines the benefits of face-to-face interaction with the convenience of online learning. Both formats provide flexibility to balance graduate education with work and family responsibilities.

Accreditation

The master’s degree program in nursing at Milwaukee School of Engineering is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Vision

The MSOE School of Nursing sets the standard for excellence in preparing nurses who will impact society as expert practitioners, leaders, and scholars.

Mission

MSOE School of Nursing is the academic institution of choice for those seeking an inclusive community of experiential learners who are dedicated to a wholistic, team-based approach for solving complex health challenges of today and tomorrow.

Faculty

Dr. Jessica Barkimer, Dr. Victoria Carlson-Oehlers, Prof. Robin Gates, Dr. Debra L. Jenks, Dr. Jennifer Klug, Dr. Aruna Lal, Dr. Martha Libster, Dr. Kathleen Mussatto, Dr. Havilah Normington, Dr. Jane Paige, Dr. Carol Sabel, Dr. Renee Wenzlaff

Program Goals

Within a few years of graduation, graduates of the MSN program at MSOE will be able to:

  • Lead others and manage resources in complex health care systems with a sense of social and ethical responsibility
  • Have the knowledge and skills desired by employers to progress in their desired career path
  • Improve systems in health care to positively impact outcomes for patients, families, and communities

Student Program Outcomes

Graduates of the MSN program at MSOE will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professional, ethical, and social responsibility
  • Exhibit exemplary professional practice in the role of leader, mentor, and role model for nurses
  • Effectively lead and manage the nursing workforce and/or interprofessional teams to deliver high quality, safe patient care
  • Proficiently translate best evidence into practice to influence decisions that are clinically and fiscally responsible
  • Create an environment where relationships are valued, and decision making is shared to ensure quality and safety to all populations
  • Manage the process of change inclusive of policy, health care reform and the influence of globalization
  • Embrace the use of a variety of technologies as an effective and efficient method to support data driven decisions to improve patient outcomes and systems
  • Value the importance of engaging in ongoing personal and professional development through a process of lifelong learning

School of Nursing (SON) Graduate Student Handbook 

Additional policies and procedures are outlined in the SON Graduate Student Handbook. Students are oriented to this document upon admission and annually through graduation. All students are expected to comply with the policies and procedures outlined in the most current edition of the SON Graduate Student Handbook.

 

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Nursing, M.S., (MSN) V. 3.0


Leadership and Management Track


The Leadership and Management track of the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program from MSOE, with its unique blend of nursing and business concepts, will equip graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to function effectively in health care systems. MSOE’s MSN program is based on the fact that nurses at mid-management, executive levels and nurse entrepreneurs must have the capacity to manage financial resources, manage human capital, analyze large data sets, understand complex organizational systems, and ensure quality and safety, all through the lens of nursing practice.

Year One


Total: 9 lecture hours - 0 practicum hours - 9 total credits

Total: 6 lecture hours - 120 practicum hours - 9 total credits

Total: 9 lecture hours - 0 practicum hours - 9 total credits

Total: 6 lecture hours - 120 practicum hours - 9 total credits

Year Two


Total: 9 lecture hours - 0 practicum hours - 9 total credits

Notes:


  • Courses may be offered in an alternate sequence. Students will work with an academic advisor to plan.
  • Courses may be offered 100% online as well as blended format.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track


The MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program has been developed for the student who has an interest in providing wholistic care to clients who have a mental or behavioral health challenge. Students will integrate best practice in the care of clients, from prescribing to the implementation of psychotherapies in the treatment plan.

The program is designed for students who have a BS in Nursing. It meets CCNE criteria for accreditation and the NONPF competencies. Students will complete a total of 600 practicum hours in the program and will complete the program in two years if full-time status is maintained.

Program Coordinator

Dr. Martha Libster

libster@msoe.edu

Year One


Total: 9 lecture hours - 0 practicum hours - 9 total credits

Total: 9 lecture hours - 0 practicum hours - 9 total credits

Total: 6 lecture hours - 0 practicum hours - 6 total credits

Total: 6 lecture hours - 160 practicum hours -10 total credits

Year Two


Total: 3 lecture hours - 160 practicum hours - 7 total credits

Total: 3 lecture hours - 160 practicum hours - 7 total credits

Total: 6 lecture hours - 120 practicum hours - 9 total credits

MSN Direct Entry Leadership and Management Track


The MSN Direct Entry is designed specifically for the adult professional who has already earned a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and is looking to change careers. The MSN Direct Entry is a compressed, year-round curriculum designed to enable students to enter the workforce as professional nurses in approximately 18 months, assuming the student has met all of the prerequisites. Students will then seamlessly progress into their MSN courses.

Students entering this program will already have the following courses on their BSN transcript: 

NU 6000 : Theory and Roles 1: Philosophy of Care

NU 6020 : Theory and Roles 2: Creating Change 

NU 6030 : Evaluating Care: Research and Project

NCLEX Exam will be taken in the Spring Quarter following conferral of the BSN.

Year One


Total: 6 lecture hours - 0 practicum hours - 6 total credits

Total: 6 lecture hours - 120 practicum hours - 6 total credits

Total: 6 lecture hours - 0 practicum hours - 6 total credits

Total: 6 lecture hours - 120 practicum hours - 9 total credits

Year Two


Total: 9 lecture hours - 0 practicum hours - 9 total credits

MSN Direct Entry Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track


The MSN Direct Entry is designed specifically for the adult professional who has already earned a bachelor’s degree in another discipline and is looking to change careers. The MSN Direct Entry is a compressed, year-round curriculum designed to enable students to enter the workforce as professional nurses in approximately 18 months, assuming the student has met all of the prerequisites. Students will then seamlessly progress into their MSN courses.

Students entering this program will already have the following courses on their BSN transcript: 

NU 6000 : Theory and Roles 1: Philosophy of Care

NU 6020 : Theory and Roles 2: Creating Change 

NU 6030 : Evaluating Care: Research and Project

NCLEX Exam will be taken in the Spring Quarter following conferral of the BSN.

Year One


Total: 3 lecture hours - 0 practicum hours - 3 total credits

Total: 6 lecture hours - 0 practicum hours - 6 total credits

Total: 6 lecture hours - 0 practicum hours - 6 total credits

Total: 3 lecture hours - 0 practicum hours - 3 total credits

Total: 3 lecture hours - 160 practicum hours - 7 total credits

Year Two


Total: 3 lecture hours - 160 practicum hours - 7 total credits

Total: 3 lecture hours - 160 practicum hours - 7 total credits

Total: 9 lecture hours - 120 practicum hours - 9 total credits

Note:


*Courses with an asterisk can be taken in an alternate sequence. Talk with your advisor.

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