Saint Joseph’s College’s MSN curriculum includes core courses in nursing informatics, organizational and systems leadership, policy, quality, and safety, and interprofessional collaboration which support the specialty tracks, where you will acquire in-depth knowledge and advanced skills. The specializations currenlty offered include nursing administration, nursing education, and family nurse practitioner.
Mastery of critical thinking skills will prepare you for leadership roles within a patient-centered health care delivery setting or educational setting. Upon completing this online graduate nursing program, you will have the knowledge and skills in leadership and management to influence nursing practice and health care policy.
The Master of Science in Nursing program prepares graduates in advanced practice, education and leadership roles who demonstrate the following outcomes:
- Improve health care delivery and patient outcomes
- Acquire/maintain positions in nursing leadership roles
- Engage in ethically-based professional behaviors
- Use advanced nursing knowledge in select settings
- Use critical thinking to apply advanced nursing knowledge in practice and education settings
- Engage in professional nurse behaviors of caring, respect, dignity, and integrity
Incomplete grades are given only in cases of illness or emergency. It is the responsibility of the student to request an incomplete course grade from the faculty member teaching the course. Forms may be obtained from the Office of Academic Affairs. A request for an incomplete grade form signed by the faculty member, student, and the Chair of Nursing must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar in order for an “I” grade to be assigned. A grade of Incomplete reflects an agreed upon course of action between a faculty member and a student to complete the course within the designated time frame. Course work must be completed six weeks from the last day of class. If course work is not completed within this time, a grade of “F” will automatically be assigned. Under special circumstances, students may petition the Chair of Nursing to extend the time limit in which course work may be completed.
A passing grade of 83 (B) is required for successful completion of all graduate level nursing courses.
According to the Department of Nursing policy, students who fail to successfully complete a nursing course on the second attempt at any institution or fail a second nursing course are dismissed from the nursing major.
Matriculated students will have five (5) years to complete the program.