Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog-June Update 
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog-June Update [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, M.S. (MSN)

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MSN Program Director

Dr. Victoria Carlson-Oehlers
Office: CC-111
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.


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).


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


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.


Dr. Jessica Barkimer, Dr. Stephanie Bruce, Dr. Victoria Carlson-Oehlers, Prof. Robin Gates, Dr. Debra L. Jenks, Dr. Amy Ketchum, Dr. Jennifer Klug, Dr. Aruna Lal, Dr. Kathleen Mussatto, Dr. Havilah Normington, Dr. Jane Paige, Dr. Melinda Rodriguez-Salus, Dr. Carol Sabel, Prof. Rebecca Sobanski, Dr. Heidi Wheeler

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:

  • Lead and facilitate professional and ethical accountability incorporating advanced practice nursing strategies to enhance the humanistic principles of health
  • Formulate a systems approach to analyze, design, and evaluate policies and processes including those that address issues of equity, inclusion and diversity, structural racism, and discrimination in healthcare
  • Exhibit exemplary nursing practice in the role of leader, mentor, and advocate through self-reflective practice and the application of person-centered care
  • Engage, lead, and manage the operations impacting the nursing workforce. Foster interprofessional teams to deliver evidenced-based, cost effective, and holistic care for diverse individuals and populations
  • Synthesize current and emerging evidence to address practice gaps, determine policy, and evaluate outcomes
  • Demonstrate a spirit of inquiry that promotes engagement in scholarship, mentorship, and ongoing self-reflection that culminates in professional maturity
  • Collaborate across professions and with stakeholders to increase access, optimize care, and enhance equitable outcomes for affected diverse populations
  • Leverage technology and informatics to address needs, gaps, and inefficiencies in administering care and addressing regulatory standards. Evaluate the use of communication technology to engage diverse patient populations to improve consumer health information literacy

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. Version S1

Nursing, M.S. (Leadership and Management)

The Leadership and Management path 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


4 lecture hours - 12 lab/practicum hours - 8 credits

Year Two

Program Total: 28 lecture hours - 27 lab/practicum hours - 37 credits

Nursing, M.S. (PMHNP)

The MSN Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program (MSN-PMHNP) 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. The PMHNP program has been endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation.

Students who complete the degree are eligible for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) national certification examination as a PMHNP. Graduates of the program are also eligible to take the holistic nursing credentialing examination.

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