Master of Science in Nursing

Master your trade

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed to prepare students in adult-gerontologic or family health nursing to assume leadership roles in advanced professional nursing. Students are prepared for roles in nursing education or nursing administration.

The MSN program at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

The core curriculum is designed to develop and increase your competencies in theory analysis and evaluation; concept clarification and development; research and refined skills in clinical inquiry; leadership; and analysis of contemporary issues. Building on the core curriculum, you'll apply new knowledge and skills in the clinical setting.

Adult-Gerontologic Health Nursing

Adult-Gerontologic Health Nursing is the application of advanced professional nursing in the care of adults and older adults. Advanced professional nursing in this context refers to concepts, theories and methods that focus on actual and potential health problems and human responses of adults and older adults. Focus is on assessment of adults and older adults within the context of nursing theory and adult development and analysis, application, and evaluation of nursing clinical decision-making with adults and older adults having actual or potential health problems.

Family Health Nursing

Family Health Nursing is the application of advanced professional nursing in the care of the family as a unit and including its members. Advanced professional nursing in this context refers to concepts, theories, and methods that focus on actual and potential health problems and human responses of families. Focus is on assessment of families within the context of nursing and family theories and analysis, application, and evaluation of nursing clinical decision-making with families having actual or potential health problems.

Functional Role Preparation

The functional role preparation area for nursing education:

  • Educator preparation is the application of population focus knowledge and skills in the role of nursing faculty. You'll be prepared for entry level positions as nurse educators.

The functional role preparation area for nursing administration/leadership and management:

  • Administrator preparation is the application of population focus knowledge and skills in the role of nursing administration. You'll be prepared for entry and mid-level positions as nurse administrators.

To learn more about the MSN program, please contact Dr. Catherine (Kitty) Kenney, Graduate Programs Admission Coordinator, kromricc@uwec.edu, 715-836-3638.

Application materials for Fall 2020 start will be available September 15, 2019.
We are no longer accepting applications for MSN programs for 2019 start.
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