Three Concentrations to Advanced Practice NursingA master's education from the College of Nursing at MSU prepares Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who have the specialized graduate education needed to:
- Be credentialed as a primary care FNP, Adult/Gerontological NP, CNS, or CRNA
- Integrate patient-centered care within a complex healthcare environment
- Manage the health and wellness for patients and their families through the continuum of care
- Deliver safe and effective healthcare in a variety of settings as nurse leaders
The MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The College offers Three Concentrations to the MSN Degree:
MSN with Nurse Practitioner Concentration:
This program is designed to prepare Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who wish to pursue a graduate education and gain the clinical competency necessary to deliver primary healthcare to diverse populations. Students may choose specialization in Adult/Gerontological (ANP/GNP) or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
MSN with CNS-Education Concentration:
This program is designed to prepare Advanced Practice Registered Nurses for leadership roles as Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) and equip them with the skills to transform healthcare by educating the nursing workforce as faculty.
MSN with Nurse Anesthesia Concentration:
This program is designed to prepare Advanced Practice Registered Nurses with the knowledge, judgment, and competence to deliver safe and effective anesthesia care and assume leadership roles in the practice setting. The Nurse Anesthesia program is accredited through the Council on Accreditation on Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA).