Master of Science in Nursing
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is a 36 credit hour program of study that aligns with the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing identified by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). The curriculum is designed to accommodate working nurses by providing learning activities in an online, distance education format with the exception of the practicum experiences that will be completed at locations geographically close to students. The program can be completed in six semesters. The semesters are divided into eight week sessions, so students take one course at a time, with the exception of the Capstone II course that runs the entire semester. The program of study must be completed in five years measured from the first semester of enrollment through degree completion.
The Master of Science in Nursing Program at Mercy College of Ohio is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
Deborah Karns, PhD, MSN, RN
Associate Professor, BSN & MSN Program Director
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