Program Overview

The online MSN degree program from Pennsylvania State University provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to stay on top of the latest health practices, delivery systems, regulations, and administrative procedures in the ever-changing health care world. The core curriculum covers the principles of health care policy and the leadership skills needed to influence positive changes in health care in organizations and on a national, state, or local level. Students refine their studies further by choosing one of two concentration options to suit their personal interests and professional goals:

  • Nurse Administrator - prepare for leadership and administrative roles in a variety of health care situations
  • Nurse Educator - prepare for educator roles in various academic and health care settings

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    Requirements

    • Personal statement
    • References
    • A BSN degree is required
    • Hold an RN license

    School Overview

    Pennsylvania State University is a land-grant university founded in 1855 as the Farmer’s High School of Pennsylvania. Today, it is one of America’s largest and most comprehensive campuses, awarding bachelor's degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates, post master's certificates, master's degrees and doctoral degrees. The main campus of Pennsylvania State University is located in State College, Pennsylvania, and its World Campus houses distance education programs. Penn State’s mission is “Our research, scholarship, and creative activity promote human and economic development, global understanding, and progress in professional practice through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions”. 

    There are 14 academic colleges within Pennsylvania State University and each offers a full range of undergraduate and graduate degrees on multiple campuses and online.

    • College of Agricultural Sciences
    • College of Arts and Architecture
    • Smeal College of Business
    • College of Communications
    • College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
    • College of Education
    • College of Engineering
    • College of Health and Human Development
    • College of Information Sciences and Technology
    • College of the Liberal Arts
    • College of Nursing
    • Eberly College of Science

     

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