Jun 15, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

Department Chair: Dr. Rita Trofino; Program Director (MSN Leadership/Education): Dr. Camille Wendekier

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program of Saint Francis University is designed to meet the current and future needs of nurses who are prepared to plan, initiate, effect, and evaluate change in the health care delivery system, ensure quality patient/customer care, and enhance the profession of nursing within the framework of the Mission, Values, and Goals of Franciscan Higher Education. The MSN program prepares registered nurses for advanced roles that require increased accountability, expertise, and leadership.

The MSN Leadership/Education (L/E) is designed to prepare graduates to assume advanced roles in administration, clinical practice, or education, and to provide these graduates with the skills necessary to lead in a variety of academic and other health care settings. The MSN L/E will prepare graduates for advanced roles in administration and education in the academic or clinical setting: teaching in nursing programs, hospital nurse educator, and nursing management. 

Students are admitted into a cohort for fall, spring or summer admission. Admission criteria includes:

  • Unencumbered current license as a Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania and home state of residency.
  • BSN from an accredited University, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Minimum of 1 year of fulltime work experience as a registered nurse is required prior to registration in clinical or specialty courses.
  • Interview with program faculty (in person or via phone)
  • Proficiency in English, as evidence by required minimum TOEFL score
  • Completion of an introductory college-level course in statistics (200 level or higher preferred)
  • Completion of an undergraduate physical assessment course
  • Demonstrated computer literacy (including the ability send and download attachments) or completed course in word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation graphics.
  • No GRE is required.

See website for full admission criteria.


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study