Urbana University is pleased to announce that the expansion of its Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will include a new online format, available beginning this August. Through Urbana’s online offering, students now have a flexible way to advance their nursing careers by completing course requirements according to their schedules instead of meeting for class each week.
Urbana’s MSN provides access to the latest information in the ever-changing healthcare industry and builds on previous nursing experience to prepare students for specialized roles in leadership or education. Students can select from concentrations in Nursing Administration or Nursing Education to achieve their career goals. Students in Urbana’s MSN program receive personalized attention from experienced nursing educators who are passionate about nursing and become practitioners who can navigate the increasingly complex healthcare system.
The flexibility of the program provides a convenient way for registered nurses to earn a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)-accredited MSN by taking classes online or by attending classes one night a week onsite at partner hospitals in Springfield and Dayton, or a combination of both.
All students in the MSN program at Urbana complete a core curriculum (26 credit hours) and choose one concentration area (16 credit hours). The core curriculum of Urbana’s MSN program prepares students to become evidence-based practitioners who can act as forces for positive change.
Courses in the Nursing Administration concentration prepare students for leadership roles in nursing organizations. Topics cover policy and decision-making, strategic planning, human resources and financial issues relevant to healthcare settings.
Courses in the Nursing Education concentration prepare students to understand how others learn and how to design effective learning experiences for new nurses. Topics include curriculum development, teaching and learning strategies, and learning evaluation and assessment.
Applicants must be graduates of a state-approved, nationally accredited BSN program and show verification of a current, unrestricted Ohio registered nurse (RN) license. For more information visit the Urbana MSN site
About Urbana University
Founded in 1850, Urbana University serves more than 1,800 students from around the world from its 128 acre campus nestled in the quaint town of Urbana, Ohio. Known for innovative academic programs that feature personal attention from faculty, the University offers more than 30 undergraduate programs and several graduate degrees, delivering coursework onsite, online, or a combination of both. Blue Knights athletics includes 15 NCAA II sports along with intercollegiate bowling and shooting sports.
Urbana University was the first college in the state to offer a nontraditional degree completion program and the second institution of higher education in Ohio to admit women. Founded by Swedenborgian friends of John Chapman, the famous frontiersman called “Johnny Appleseed,” the campus is home to the Johnny Appleseed Museum, a rich collection of the personal artifacts and history of this 19th century American hero.