Carroll is pleased to offer a new Master of Science in Nursing degree. The MSN degree is comprised of two emphases, Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE). Each emphasis, according to the AACN and CCNE, are designated as direct patient care practitioners. The MSN program builds on baccalaureate education and prepares graduates for advanced roles within the discipline of nursing. Classes start Fall 2014! Applications are now being accepted.
The MSN program will have two courses of study, Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE). The MSN program is built on the foundation of baccalaureate education providing an opportunity for professional nurses to develop specialty practice. The Clinical Nurse Specialist and Clinical Nurse Educator degree programs provide a curriculum to prepare nurses for advanced practice roles within health care organizations, clinical, and academic settings.
Mission & Program Goals
The MSN program builds on Carroll University's mission of providing a superior education, rooted in its Presbyterian and liberal arts heritage, and draws upon its Christian tradition to prepare all students for vocational success, lifelong learning and service in a diverse and global society. The mission of the Carroll University Department of Nursing is to educate professional nurses at the baccalaureate and master's level. We will educate nurses for professional practice in a variety of settings, preparing them to take on the characteristics that will allow them to function in generalist direct care professional nursing roles.
The goals of the Carroll University MSN degree CNS or CNE emphases are to develop MSNs who can:
- Exercise leadership skills and manage collaborative efforts in their practice setting.
- Translate evident into practice.
- Build interdependent relationships with other professions to improve care and advance learning.
Carroll University is accredited by the North Central Association of colleges and Schools. The baccalaureate in Nursing Program at Carroll is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The CCNE is a nationally recognized accrediting agency devoted exclusively to the evaluation of baccalaureate and graduate programs in nursing education. Carroll's nursing program received accreditation December 2010 through December 2020 with no deficiencies. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program will follow CCNE accreditation procedures and host a CCNE accreditation visit for the MSN degree program.
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