ANSWER YOUR CALLING AND ADVANCE YOUR NURSING CAREER

EARN YOUR MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING COMPLETELY ONLINE

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ADVANCE YOUR CAREER AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS WITH AN ONLINE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING. THE 34-CREDIT HOUR PROGRAM OFFERS SPECIALIZATIONS IN PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING, NURSE EDUCATION, OR NURSE MANAGEMENT.

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The University of Hartford’s online MSN program is designed for RNs to enhance their careers by specializing in one of three distinct concentrations.

EXCELLENCE THROUGH RELEVANCE

Through experiential learning and impactful scholarship, students and faculty work together on evidence-based change projects.

MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS

Build collaborative relationships with faculty and students in an engaging, vibrant, and diverse social network of experienced peers.

COMMUNITY

Enjoy an academic community that values integrity, curiosity, creativity, excellence, responsibility, and accomplishment.

SEVEN-WEEK COURSES

No need to wait. There are three entry points each year. The next start date is 1/22/2020.

CONVENIENCE

Design a degree that matches your schedule with no required login times.

SPEED TO DEGREE

Complete the program in 24 months as a part-time student, taking only two courses per semester.

FLEXIBLE

Attend one course at a time for a healthy work-life balance.

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“The professors are all active in the community and infuse passion and new ways of thinking into the material. The environment is one of collaboration and creativity. The program is geared towards professionals working in the field and assignments are based on real life/job experiences.”

Emily L. Hahn MSN, CNIO
Director of Clinical Informatics
Graduated 2015

Learning Online at Hartford

The online Master of Science in Nursing consists of 34 credits and can be completed in 24 months. Semesters are divided into two seven-week sessions and students take one class at a time. The program allows practicing nurses to continue working full-time while completing their MSN degrees on a part-time basis. The program is also offered in an on-campus format. Courses meet on campus one evening per week. Click here for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply theoretical framework and principles to support proposals and ideas
  • Conduct evidence-based projects within an ethical, legal, and organizational framework
  • Influence and advocate for healthcare policies and practices that best serve the health-promotion and disease-prevention needs of individuals, groups, and populations

Specialization Options

The Nursing Education specialization prepares you for advanced roles in academic and service settings. Our program focuses on curriculum development and foundational knowledge in theories of teaching and learning, and provides flexible and practical experiences in academic and healthcare settings.

The Nursing Management specialization focuses on principles of leadership and administration. We provide a theoretical and practical approach to prepare you for advanced positions as nurse leaders/managers in acute care, long-term care, and community settings.

Healthcare reform places a demand for nurse leaders in the area of population health in community and global settings. The Public Health specialization includes the science of public health, foundations of public health theory, and healthcare policy and politics. Students are prepared to synthesize nursing practice and public health theory to promote and preserve the health of families, aggregates, communities, and populations.

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ACCREDITATION

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As part of the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, the Master of Science in Nursing has programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and regional accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Questions or Concerns

Please direct questions to your dedicated Online Admissions Counselor

860.788.4626
online@hartford.edu

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. If you would like to get started with the financial aid process, please fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov using the University of Hartford school code: 001422.

Admissions Requirement

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  • Current RN licensure or eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in the state of Connecticut. (RNs who hold licensure in states other than Connecticut do not need to apply for CT licensure to be admitted.)
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a NLNAC or CCNE accredited institution*
  • 3.0 undergraduate GPA or completion of 6 credits at the graduate level with a minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Minimum one year of clinical experience

*Nurses who hold a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree in fields other than nursing are welcomed to apply.

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Program Requirements and Course Details

19 CORE CREDITS; 9 ELECTIVE CREDITS; 6 SPECIALIZATION CREDITS; 34 TOTAL CREDITS

Master of Science in Nursing Curriculum

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING CORE
NUR 609 Perspective Transformation I: Socialization into a Community of Scholarly Caring – 3 credits
NUR 610 Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing – 3 credit
NUR 619 Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing – 3 credits
NUR 621 Advanced Nursing Practice – 3 credits
NUR 656 Applied Evidence-Based Nursing – 4 credits
NUR 633 Perspective Transformation II – 3 credits
NURSING EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION
NUR 615 Theories of Learning and Teaching for the Health Professions – 3 credits
NUR 627 Theoretical Basis of Nursing Education – 3 credits
REQUIRED ELECTIVES
NUR 631 Practicum and Seminar in Nursing Education – 3 credits
NUR ST690 Advanced Health Assessment, Pathophysiology & Pharmacology – 3 credits
One MSN-Level Nursing Elective – 3 credits
NURSING MANAGEMENT SPECIALIZATION
NUR 600 Theories of Economics and Finance for Nurse Administrators – 3 credits
NUR 625 Theoretical Basis of Nursing Management – 3 credits
THREE MSN-LEVEL NURSING ELECTIVES (3 CREDITS EACH)
NUR 630 Practicum and Seminar in Nursing Management – 3–4 credits
PUBLIC HEALTH SPECIALIZATION
NUR 651 Epidemiology – 3 credits
NUR 629 Theoretical Basis of Public Health Nursing – 3 credits
NUR 661 Practicum and Seminar in Public Health Nursing – 3–4 credits

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