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SECOND


MASTER'S


DEGREE

The online Second Master’s Degree nursing program is designed for the Registered Nurse who have already obtained a Master’s degree in Nursing but desires additional preparation in another specialty area. The program is structured to meet the needs and schedules of working Registered Nurses through the same distributive learning formats used in the MSN program.

Distinctive features of the Second Master’s Degree program are:

  • Instruction by caring faculty, many of whom continue to practice in their areas of specialization
  • Emphasis on Jesuit inspired values of knowledge, sensitivity, integrity, excellence, and justice
  • Pursuit of humanistic and ethical alternatives to solve contemporary nursing and health care problems
  • Critical reasoning vital to professional judgment and ethical decision making

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Quick Facts

  • Cost per credit is $935 for Health Systems Leadership courses and $1000 per credit for Family Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner courses.
  • 8-Week MSN Core Sessions: Each semester contains two 8-week sessions taken one after another (fall and spring only). Practicum Session lengths may vary. Courses outside of the MSN Core are 16 weeks in length.
  • Accredited: Gonzaga is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The baccalaureate, MSN, and DNP programs at Gonzaga University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.
  • Gonzaga faculty determine the students’ progression plan after receiving all transcripts and the completed application packet.

Program information is subject to change. Contact an Admission Counselor for further questions.

Eligibility Criteria

The online Second Master’s Degree program is designed for the Registered Nurse who has already earned a Master’s degree in Nursing but desires additional preparation in another specialty area.

Prerequisite – A master’s degree with a major in nursing from an accredited nursing program.

PLEASE NOTE: We are only accepting into the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner Tracks students from the following states WA, ID, OR, MT, CA, NV, UT, AK, WY and AZ. The list provided here outlines the current status for each state by program.View State Authorization list.

Application Requirements

Complete the Online Application

Pay $50 application fee (pay at the end of the online application). Apply online now at https://www.applyweb.com/gonzagvc/.

Official Transcripts

Submit one official transcript from each college or university attended.

  • If your cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 please include an explanation of GPA statement.
  • If you previously attended Gonzaga or are a current student, please note that GU transcripts are ordered by your admissions counselor on your behalf.

Official Transcripts can be mailed or emailed to:

Gonzaga University
Virtual Campus Admissions
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0068
guonlineadmissions@gonzaga.edu

Two Recommenders

Request a minimum of two letters of recommendation through the online application. Your references will be contacted directly by us via email with directions for submitting their letters of recommendation and evaluation checklist on your behalf. Provide a minimum of two professional recommenders who can evaluate your leadership, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, judgement, professional practice and your ability and capacity to complete a graduate degree. Supervisors or past professors are best. Please note: recommendations from family members and friends are not accepted.

Statement of Purpose

Submit a 500-1000 word essay that is well written, organized, and includes the following:

  • Interest in the Second Masters program and specific option, and what you hope to gain from the degree.
  • Professional goals and experiences
  • Personal and professional strengths
  • Why you are interested in attending Gonzaga University

Entrance Exams

MAT or GRE waived:

  • If you have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

MAT or GRE required:

  • If you have a cumulative GPA below 3.0 or
  • If you attended a university that does not issue a cumulative GPA.

If required, please request official MAT or GRE scores be sent ot Gonzaga University.

  • Test scores must be less than five years old.
  • Prepare to take the MAT (Miller Analogies Test) by going to www.milleranalogies.com or call 1-800-622-3231.
  • Use school code 2282 for MAT or school code 4330 for GRE.

Current Resume or Professional Curriculum Vitae

Provide an updated professional resume or curriculum vitae.

Current Registered Nurse License

Provide proof of registered nurse license from a program accredited by CCNE or ACEN.

Transfer Credits

If you would like to petition for transfer credits from another program please download the “Permission to Transfer Graduate Credits” form and submit it with an accompanying syllabus and official transcripts.

 International Students

In addition to the above application requirements, international students must also submit the following documents:

Proof of English language

  • TOEFL score of 88 or
  • IELTS score of 6.5 or
  • Verification of English language proficiency from the Gonzaga University ISSS office or
  • An official recommendation from Gonzaga University’s English Language Center.

International Transcripts

  • Submission of foreign transcripts in the original language and a certified English copy and
  • Official transcript/degree evaluation from Gonzaga University’s ISSS office or
  • WES/ECE evaluation

Copy of passport picture page

  • If the applicant does not have a passport, a copy of identification card from the home country is required.

Proof of Adequate Funding to Study in the US

Note: International students cannot receive an I-20 from enrolling in the online program.  For more information on the International Student Program please call 509-313-6563.

Information is subject to change. Contact an Admission Counselor for further questions.


 Information is subject to change. Contact an Admission Counselor for further questions.

Why Gonzaga Nursing?

  • Quality – Gonzaga’s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) graduates average 95% pass rate on the national nurse practitioner certification exams.

  • Ranking: Gonzaga University has been ranked one of the top universities in the West for 16 years by US News & World Report. In addition, The Princeton Review and Forbes Magazine have separately ranked us one of the nation’s best universities.
  • Practicing Faculty: All nurse practitioner faculty actively work in health care and provide students access to current health care policy issues, evolving trends, and real-world challenges facing the industry.
  • Accessible and Flexible: You have complete access to professors as needed through online discussion boards, email, and scheduled phone or skype appointments. Your coursework can be accessed from anywhere thanks to a convenient online environment.
  • Jesuit: Gonzaga online nursing students experience the subtle, yet intentional infusion of the Jesuit mission of men and women for others. This humanistic approach creates a community that encourages an exchange of knowledge with and among each other—the faculty, the students, and the communities in which they live and work to impact change.
  • Systems thinking: Graduates of Gonzaga’s Nursing programs are prepared to engage in systems thinking to solve complex problems, translate evidence to improve health care practices and population health, lead quality improvement and change initiatives, and demonstrate effective intraprofessional collaboration.

Application Deadlines:

  • Health Systems Leadership – March 2017 Start Deadline: January 30th
  • All nursing programs (except HSL) – May 2017 Start Deadline: December 12th
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Second Master’s Options

Gonzaga University’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Health Systems Leadership (HSL) Program incorporates knowledge from business, organizational behavior, quality improvement, health care law, and nursing to teach you how to devise innovative solutions to today’s complex health care problems.

The online MSN Health Systems Leadership 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.

Visit the Health Systems Leadership Option page for:

  • Curriculum
  • Course descriptions
  • Immersions
  • Career and financing information

Our online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program will prepare you 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
  • Clinics for the homeless or uninsured

Visit the Family Nurse Practitioner Option page for:

  • Curriculum
  • Course descriptions
  • Immersions
  • Career and financing information

PLEASE NOTE: We are only accepting into the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner Options students from the following states: WA, ID, OR, MT, CA, NV, UT, AK, WY and AZ.  If a student moves outside of this ten-state region after being accepted into the program, the student will not be able to progress to the practicum courses.

Our online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program will prepare you to:

  • Provide the full range of services that comprise primary mental health care in diverse settings with a variety of clients/patients
  • Provide clinical and professional leadership
  • Facilitate system improvements

Clinical practice focuses on persons of all ages with diagnosed psychiatric disorders and individuals, families, or populations at risk for mental illness.

PLEASE NOTE: We are only accepting into the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner Options students from the following states: WA, ID, OR, MT, CA, NV, UT, AK, WY and AZ.  If a student moves outside of this ten-state region after being accepted into the program, the student will not be able to progress to the practicum courses.

Visit the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Option page for:

  • Curriculum
  • Course descriptions
  • Immersions
  • Career and financing information

192797_CCNE_logoGonzaga is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The baccalaureate, MSN, and DNP programs at Gonzaga University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791.

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