Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing Program in the College of Graduate and Extended Studies at Central Methodist University provides opportunities for qualified students to acquire the knowledge necessary to enhance professional leadership and management skills while nurturing a research-oriented, mentor and evidence-based practice nursing environment. The Master of Science in Nursing Program's mission is to prepare nurses to practice in a professional role with a master's degree in nursing. The primary focus is to provide advanced practice clinical skills and knowledge fostering ethical leadership and social responsibility. CMU offers two MSN programs: Clinical Nurse Leader and Nurse Educator.

Master's of Science in Nursing Philosophy

The goal of the Central Methodist University Master of Science in Nursing Program is to facilitate opportunities for qualified students to acquire the knowledge necessary to provide excellent nursing leadership and management skills while nurturing a research-oriented, mentor and evidence-based practice environment. This knowledge is acquired within a liberal arts experience, which emphasizes honesty, integrity, civility and a strong sense of personal responsibility. Professional preparation as a nurse includes promoting lifelong learning, social responsibility and service.

Clinical Nurse Leader Program: The goal of the Master of Science in Nursing, Clinical Nurse Leader Program is to provide opportunities for qualified students to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in nursing and clinical leadership in the health care delivery system across all health care settings. The CNL assumes accountability for client care outcomes through the assimilation and application of evidence-based information to design, implement, and evaluate the process of health care delivery. The goal also includes improving clinical or client outcomes and enhancing nursing practice through the identification and application of evidence-based care to clients and families. The CNL is accountable for a defined group of clients within the health care setting. The CNL is a formal leader and provides horizontal leadership to foster lateral integration of care.

Nurse Educator Program: The goal of the Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Educator program is to provide opportunities for qualified students to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in nursing to enable them to provide nursing education across all settings in which health care information is delivered. The Nurse Educator assumes accountability for client or student outcomes through the assimilation and application of evidence-based information to design, implement, and evaluate curriculum, instruction, and learning. The goal also includes improving client or student outcomes and enhancing nursing practice through the identification of and application of effective instructional strategies. The Nurse Educator is accountable for a defined group of clients or students within an educational setting.

 

Contact:

Stephanie Brink
411 Central Methodist Square
Fayette, Mo. 65248
660-248-6384
sbrink@centralmethodist.edu

 
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