Academic Program Proposal

Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
8/17/2015Sacred Heart University
Proposal
RN -BSN & MSNOOS InitialYes2/17/2016
OOS Initial Program Description
Description of programs <br> <br>The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) with three Areas of Concentration (A.O.C.) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).&nbsp; The program is designed for professionals who have completed their Bachelor’s degrees in nursing.&nbsp; (39 semester credit hours required <br> <br>The&nbsp; A.O.C.s below are for nurses who aim to advance and specialize in their profession <br> <br>Clinical Nurse Leader - Designed to focus on the skills and knowledge needed to fulfill this new role, this specialization trains nurses to evaluate patient outcomes, assess risk, and coordinate with other health care professionals to ensure high quality care.&nbsp; The program prepares students to sit for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing CNL Certificate Exam <br> <br>Nursing Management &amp; Executive Leadership – Nurses will be prepared to adopt the necessary leadership principles and practices to assume greater responsibility ensuring effective and efficient care across all levels of a healthcare organization. Students will practice positive management and leadership with an emphasis on quality and safety. <br> <br>Nursing Education - The curriculum is designed to provide an understanding of issues in nursing education, curriculum design and evaluation theory, and experience in the faculty role needed to provide training in a college of nursing or other educational setting <br> <br>The R.N. to Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (R.N.-B.S.N.) combines nursing topics with studies in the human journey. These core curriculum courses explore the human experience through literature, philosophy, religion, sociology and more.&nbsp; The goal is not just to educate nurses but to prepare healers. (123 credit hours)
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