Master of Science in Nursing
American Public University - School of Health Sciences-Graduate
The Master of Science in Nursing program prepares you to be an effective leader in the nursing profession and to be an agent of change in the delivery of health care. The transformational changes occurring in healthcare today make advanced nursing practice essential to the provision of safe, patient-centered care. As an advanced practice nurse educator or nurse leader, you can help lead the change to move nursing into the future.
We are currently pursuing initial accreditation for this master degree in nursing from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
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Accreditation & Licensing
Distance Education Accrediting Commission,North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
- Official transcripts showing a conferred Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from a program accredited by: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), or Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA)
- Current and active unencumbered registered nurse (RN) in state where practicums will be conducted
- Minimum cumulative GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the baccalaureate nursing degree
- Successful completion of an undergraduate level statistics course with a “C” or higher
- Current resume/CV
- 500-600 word statement of purpose and goals for graduate education
This program is currently not open for admission to state residents of New York or Washington.
The School of Health Sciences is dedicated to preparing our students for industries relative to careers in healthcare, nursing, exercise and fitness, and overall public health. Our engaging, interactive learning environment blends theory, research, and practical application to give our students a competitive advantage when they enter the workplace. Combining top academic credentials with practical expertise, our faculty is comprised of practicing public health professionals, sports management experts, sports administrators, and other professionals to ensure you’re learning from practitioners who are passionate about improving and optimizing human well-being. The school offers an array of career-focused programs to address the learning and development needs of health care, public health, sports and fitness industry professionals—including our new Health Information Management (HIM) Master of Science program as well as our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Our nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and designed to emphasize three core areas of development from practitioner to scientist and leader; our sports management program incorporates accreditation standards through a partnership with the American Sport Education Program (ASEP)—enabling some students to earn various ASEP certifications; and our public health master’s program is focused to educate and develop capable leaders by aligning with academic-community partners to deliver curriculum that addresses current public health issues. Whether you’re considering entering the public safety or public health sectors, or you want to advance in your current career—the School of Health Sciences will help you meet your educational needs.
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