MSN Dual Degrees for Registered Nurses
The School of Nursing offers three options for dual degrees. The MSN/MEd and the MSN/MSCJ are offered through the College of Social Sciences, Health, and Education (CSSHE) and are options for all MSN students. The third option, the MSN/MBA dual degree is an integrated degree offered jointly by CSSHE and the nationally recognized Williams College of Business for MSN students with a bachelor's degree. All programs are flexible, designed to meet the needs of the working nurse, by offering both part-time and full-time study options.
The Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Business Administration is an integrated dual degree requiring a minimum of 56 semester hours. Registered nurses with a bachelor's degree (BSN or BA/BS) are eligible for this dual degree. Graduates are prepared to apply both professional nursing and business theories in their administrative roles, a need in the increasingly complex health care industry.
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The Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Education is an integrated dual degree requiring 54 semester hours. Graduates are prepared to administer and teach in nursing educational roles (i.e., CE providerships, in-service educators and nurse educators) and are prepared to address the needs of the emerging and complex specialty of community-focused nursing.
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The Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Criminal Justice is an integrated dual degree requiring 46 semester hours and complements the forensic concentration of the MSN program.
According to the International Association of Forensic Nursing, Forensic Nursing is the cutting edge issue in education, practice and research as we prepare for critical issues in health care in the 21st century. Forensic Nursing is the application of nursing science to public or legal proceedings; the application of the forensic aspects of health care combined with the bio-psycho-social education of the registered nurse in the scientific investigation and treatment of trauma and/or death of victims and perpetrators of abuse, violence, criminal activity and traumatic accidents. The forensic nurse provides direct services to individual clients, consultation services to nursing, medical and law related agencies, as well as providing expert court testimony in areas dealing with trauma and/or questioned death investigative processes, adequacy of services delivery and specialized diagnoses of specific conditions as related to nursing.
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