Excel in your career by earning a master’s in nursing.
At Kettering College, we are proud to offer a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program that is designed to equip nurses with the knowledge, skills, and leadership abilities necessary to excel in their careers. Our MSN program combines academic excellence, hands-on clinical experience, and innovative research opportunities to prepare nurses for advanced practice roles and leadership positions in healthcare.
The goals of the MSN program are to guide students to:
• Lead teams in a collaborative, dynamic healthcare environment
• Apply evidence-based, ethical decision making
• Model professional competency and Christian values
• Utilize interprofessional communication to improve healthcare outcomes
• Implement innovative strategies to reduce healthcare disparities
Upon completion of the MSN program, the graduate will be able to:
• Embody the advanced nursing role to foster a positive organizational culture focused on delivering high-quality, safe, patient-centered care in diverse settings.
• Model professional competency, ethical decision-making, and Christian caring as foundations of leadership.
• Engage in scholarly inquiry to evaluate current scientific knowledge/research to design evidence-based nursing solutions to address needs in professional practice.
• Design innovative, culturally responsive strategies to reduce health disparities and improve the health of the community.
• Utilize reflective practice to support continuous personal and professional growth of oneself and others.
• Implement effective communication and collaborative leadership strategies to lead interprofessional teams and influence healthcare policy, finance, and delivery.
Following completion of the MSN program, students will be academically prepared to sit for the Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) certification exam offered by the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) when the graduate meets the eligibility requirements for work experience. Certification is not required to practice as a nurse leader or manager.
This program is approved by the Higher Learning Commission. The program is a candidate in the nursing accreditation process with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404-975-5000; www.acenursing.org