MS in Nursing
Saginaw Valley State University, United States of America
About This Program
Saginaw Valley State University is offering a Master of Science in Nursing program open to Internationally Educated Nurses or IENs.
This degree builds on the foundation of concepts and skills you acquired in your undergraduate degree in nursing. You will develop more competencies to prepare you to work with teams and transform systems in clinical and academic settings, as well as in the communities served by those organizations.
The MSN degree is a part-time (two courses per semester) program that is offered in a hybrid learning environment, a combination of in-class and online course instruction. Experience learning in state of the art/high-tech laboratories, simulation areas, educational rooms and computer facilities to enhance learning.
Graduate education in nursing is the minimum requirement for a wide variety of leadership positions, including the following options for which you can prepare with the Master of Science in Nursing degree.
Clinical Nurse Leader
The Clinical Nurse Leader designs, implements, and evaluates care at the unit level based on professional standards, protocols, and research. Responsibilities include coordination of interdisciplinary teams in provision of quality care, promotion of best practices, and advocacy for care improvements.
An FNP is independently licensed to practice advanced practice nursing and can own a practice (in Michigan; laws vary among states). Upon graduation, there are many positions to choose from that pay well with good benefits. FNPs are in great demand and can virtually practice where they want geographically, in the type of setting they prefer, either full-time or part-time. Currently, FNPs upon graduation, certification, and licensure can take a position in an underserved area, such as a rural area (Gladwin) or an inner city clinic (Saginaw). FNPs make a difference in patients’ lives. Being a nurse and a primary health care provider is a great combination of competence and caring, which results in satisfied patients with good outcomes.
The nurse administrator is accountable for staffing, resource acquisition and distribution, and patient care services within a health care system. Responsibilities include development and maintenance of programs consistent with the organizational mission and vision, interdisciplinary collaboration for provision of quality care that is cost effective, staff support, and patient satisfaction.
The nurse educator develops and utilizes nursing and health curricula for academic preparation of new nurses, staff development of current health professionals, and community education projects. Responsibilities include provision of quality educational experiences based on the mission of their employer, needs of the students, and the latest scientific evidence.
You must complete the following MSN Core Courses and Capstone Courses. You should select one of the following as your major:
MSN Core (21 cr)
Course Code : MSN
College : Crystal M. Lange College of Health & Human Services
Duration : 2 years
Qualifications Level : Master's Degree
Estimated cost breakdown/year in USD for the SVSU M.S. in Nursing program for AY 2019 - 2020
Non-resident, own application
With Red & White Scholarship, through IVC
|Tuition and Fees||20,577||12,439|
|Miscellaneous (books, orientation fee and other necessities)||2,755||2,755|
You will be incurring living expenses as well. If you intend to live on campus, you can expect to invest the following per year:
|Single room/shared apartment||6,160|
If you will be traveling with dependents, costs will be much higher of course. For the I-20 though, you must prepare the following amount per year:
|1 child, no spouse||3,500|
|Each additional child||2,000|
Intake Dates :
Applications to the MSN program are accepted by Graduate Admissions and processed for admission by the Crystal M. Lange College of Health and Human Services throughout the year.
Make sure you check with us first since Start Dates and Term Breaks may vary. Take note of the following important dates for the 2019 Fall Semester:
Make sure you check with us first since Start Dates and Term Breaks may vary. Apply early so you'll have plenty of time to prepare!
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