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NURSING


MASTERS (MSN)

An online Masters in Nursing degree (MSN) from Gonzaga University Online plants the seed of responsibility to do more, achieve more and influence more. In addition to a field-leading education, graduates are inspired to impact their world through a heightened understanding of their personal mission in life. Working faculty bring real-world experience
and a “people for others” perspective to each student.

The nursing profession is growing and the demand has never been higher. A masters degree from Gonzaga University opens doors. It’s that simple. The leverage that comes with a degree from a prestigious university is substantial. This leverage is derived from the fulcrum of quality. Employers see that and understand the benefits Gonzaga graduates bring to their organizations. We like to think of our masters degrees as master keys suited to unlock any door facing our graduates. You’ll discover new ways of thinking and new ways to position and sell yourself to do the kind of work you want and are called to do.

Nurse Educator Option: 36 Credits

This option prepares Registered Nurses (NE) to work as educators in academic, hospital, and community-based settings. Students develop an area of clinical specialization as well as competency in curriculum development, teaching-learning strategies, and assessment of student learning. You will learn how to create curricula and plan, revise, implement, and evaluate programs.Particular emphasis is placed on tailoring content and practicum experiences to individual needs. Practicum experiences take place in a variety of educational settings. There is a required two-day, on-campus immersion during the last practicum course.

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Health Systems Leadership Option: 36 Credits

This option prepares registered nurses to assume leadership and administrative positions in inpatient, outpatient, community-based, and academic settings. Students gain knowledge and competency in financial and human capital management, as well as strategies for responding to the ethical and legal issues encountered in administrative roles. In today\’s health care environments, strong leadership is essential for quality patient care. Health Care Administrators must be prepared to deal with changing health care delivery systems, technological innovations, an increasingly complex regulatory environment, restructuring of work, and an increased focus on preventive care.The HSL core courses are offered online. Practicum experiences are arranged by the student to meet identified learning needs. There is a required two-day, on-campus immersion during the last practicum course.

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Family Nurse Practitioner Option: 44 Credits

This option prepares students to provide a holistic approach to primary care for individuals and families of all ages and to manage a wide variety of acute and chronic health problems. Family Nurse Practitioners work in independent as well as collaborative practice settings, such as private practices, urgent care centers, health maintenance organizations, clinics, health departments, student health centers, and clinics for the homeless or uninsured. The FNP core courses are offered online. When students begin their practicum courses, they are required to participate in two on-campus immersions during each of the three practicum courses as well as when taking the Advanced Health Assessment course. These immersions are two days in length. Students residing in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana also have at least one site visit from a clinical faculty during each practicum course.  Students living outside of this four-state region are required to arrange for an additional on-campus day in conjunction with one of the immersions during each practicum course in order to complete the faculty site visit requirement.

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Option: 47 Credits

This option prepares students to work as Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. They are prepared to provide the full range of services that comprise primary mental health care in diverse settings with a variety of clients/patients, to provide clinical and professional leadership, and facilitate system improvements. Their clinical practice focuses on persons of all ages with diagnosed psychiatric disorders and individuals, families, or populations at risk for mental illness. The PMHNP core courses are offered online. When students begin their practicum courses, they are required to participate in one on-campus immersion during each of the four practicum courses and two on-campus immersions when taking the Advanced Health Assessment course. These immersions are two days in length. Students also have at least one site visit from a clinical faculty during two of the practicum courses. Additional site visits are arranged as needed.

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Second Master's Degree: 24-38 Credits

Family Nurse Practitioner Option: 29-32 Credits

This option prepares students to provide a holistic approach to primary care for individuals and families of all ages and to manage a wide variety of acute and chronic health problems. Family Nurse Practitioners work in independent as well as collaborative practice settings, such as private practices, urgent care centers, health maintenance organizations, clinics, health departments, student health centers, and clinics for the homeless or uninsured. The FNP core courses are offered online. When students begin their practicum courses, they are required to participate in two on-campus immersions during each of the three practicum courses as well as when taking the Advanced Health Assessment course. These immersions are two days in length. Students residing in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana also have at least one site visit from a clinical faculty during each practicum course. Students living outside of this four-state region are required to arrange for an additional on-campus day in conjunction with one of the immersions during each practicum course in order to complete the faculty site visit requirement.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (across the life span) Option: 35-38 Credits

This option prepares students to work as Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. They are prepared to provide the full range of services that comprise primary mental health care in diverse settings with a variety of clients/patients, to provide clinical and professional leadership, and facilitate system improvements. Their clinical practice focuses on persons of all ages with diagnosed psychiatric disorders and individuals, families, or populations at risk for mental illness. The PMHNP core courses are offered online. When students begin their practicum courses, they are required to participate in one on-campus immersion during each of the four practicum courses and two on-campus immersions when taking the Advanced Health Assessment course. These immersions are two days in length. Students also have at least one site visit from a clinical faculty during two of the practicum courses. Additional site visits are arranged as needed.

Health Systems Leadership Option: 21-24 Credits

This option prepares registered nurses to assume leadership and administrative positions in inpatient, outpatient, community-based, and academic settings. Students gain knowledge and competency in financial and human capital management, as well as strategies for responding to the ethical and legal issues encountered in administrative roles. The HSL core courses are offered online. Practicum experiences are arranged by the student to meet identified learning needs. There is a required two-day, on-campus immersion during the last practicum course.

Nurse Educator Option: 21-24 Credits

This option prepares Registered Nurses to work as educators in academic, hospital, and community-based settings. Students develop an area of clinical specialization as well as competency in curriculum development, teaching-learning strategies, and assessment of student learning. Particular emphasis is placed on tailoring content and practicum experiences to individual needs. The NE core courses are offered online. Practicum experiences take place in a variety of educational settings. There is a required two-day, on-campus immersion during the last practicum course.