Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Nursing Graduate Program

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)


Master of Science in Nursing

Program Coordinator
  Noreen Chikotas, D.Ed., CRNP | nchikota@bloomu.edu

Department of Nursing
3211 McCormick Center
Phone: (570) 389-4609
Fax: (570) 389-5008

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The Graduate Program in the Department of Nursing at Bloomsburg University is recognized as a leading accredited program. We are known for both academic excellence and for facilitating the adult learner to achieve their professional goals.

The progressive, challenging curricula — along with distinguished experienced faculty — provide vital knowledge and skills to develop competence in the multifaceted roles of advanced nursing practice.

Graduate students employ leadership behaviors as they engage in responsive, accountable, and autonomous practice designed to meet the needs of society.

MSN Program Goals | MSN Handbook

 

Nurse Anesthesia

Nurse Practitioner

Nursing Administration

Community Health Specialization

 

MSN Program Accreditation

BU’s Master of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Adult Gerontology Primary Care and Family Nurse Practitioner programs are fully approved by the Pennsylvania State Boards of Nursing. Graduates of these programs are eligible to apply for certification by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Nurse Anesthesia Program is approved by the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

RN to MSN Program

The RN to MSN curriculum at Bloomsburg University is designed for the experienced registered nurse who has either a diploma or associate degree in nursing, and who seeks a high-quality program that efficiently meets their need to obtain an MSN degree in a timely manner. Applicants must demonstrate leadership potential, motivation, specific career goals and an excellent academic record. The RN to MSN curriculum incorporates adult learning principles and provides nurses with the opportunity to obtain advanced level preparation in nursing science. A student interested in pursuing an RN to M.S.N. program can choose one of the following options of the M.S.N.: Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, and Community Health.

Applicants must meet all admission requirements for the selected graduate program. Placement occurs according to the Bloomsburg University articulation model. A student makes application directly to the Graduate School with the appropriate fees.

MSN Program for Nurses Currently Practicing as CRNA, CRNP or CNM

This option recognizes nurses who are already certified and practicing as a CRNA, CRNP or CNM by offering credit for clinical accomplishment and enables these nurses to complete core competencies of an advanced nurse without needing to repeat clinical requirements.

MSN Program for Nurses Currently Practicing as Certified School Nurse

This option recognizes nurses who are already certified and practicing as a Certified School Nurse by offering credit for clinical accomplishment and enables these nurses to complete core competencies of an advanced nurse without needing to repeat clinical requirements.