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The School of Nursing offers programs leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, Post-Master's Certificates and Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.
The Masters of Science in Nursing is designed to prepare Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), Health Services Administrators, Family Nurse Practitioners (FNP), Adult Nurse Practitioners (ANP), and Neonatal Nurse Practitioners. Clinical specialization in the CNS concentration is offered in adult health, pediatrics, and psychiatry. Health Services Administration prepares nurses for leadership positions as nurse managers at a variety of levels. The Family and Adult Nurse Practitioner specialties prepare nurses to provide primary health care to clients. The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner specialty prepares nurses to provide acute care to newborns and their families using a collaborative team approach. Post-master's certificate programs are available in all concentrations for students who already hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree. All graduates are qualified to sit for national certifying examinations.
The Masters of Science in Nursing program includes core concepts of advanced practice nursing as well as concepts specific to the area of specialization. The curriculum is built on the theories and professional practice obtained at the baccalaureate level of nursing education and provides a foundation for future doctoral study.
Independent and interdependent functions of nursing are emphasized as important in achieving the health goals of individuals, families, and communities. Graduates of the program are prepared to improve the quality of nursing practice and to influence the delivery of health care. Clinical resources include a wide variety of facilities in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey.
The majority of students attend classes on a part-time basis. All on-campus classes are held after 3:00 p.m. in order to accommodate working nurses. Online and web-enhanced delivery methods are available for selected courses. The Health Services Administration concentration is offered entirely in an online format.
The programs offered by the School of Nursing are fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and from the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing Science program prepares researchers and academic faculty for positions in college, university, and health care settings. Graduates are prepared to advance the art and science of nursing and to assume leadership positions in the profession. They will take responsibility for shaping and advancing healthcare, with a goal of improving individual, family and population health through the integration of theory, research, and evidence-based practice. The PhD in Nursing Science program emphasizes specific areas of study in which nursing makes a significant contribution towards health. These areas are defined by the research expertise of faculty in the context of interdisciplinary resources available at the University of Delaware and Delaware Health Sciences Alliance campuses and the local, national and international communities. Graduates are prepared to collaborate with other scientists and health professionals to contribute to the development of knowledge. The breadth of focus of the PhD in Nursing Science curriculum ranges from nursing research in the bio-behavioral sciences to health services.
The PhD in Nursing Science program requires 41 credit hours of coursework plus 9 credit hours of dissertation. Students are required to work with their advisor to develop a plan of study. The plan must first be approved by the academic advisor and then the PhD in Nursing Science Program Committee by the end of the first semester of study in the program. In addition to coursework, degree completion requires successful completion of one written and oral comprehensive examination, successful defense of the dissertation proposal and successful defense of the dissertation. Please refer to the program policy statement for more specific details regarding these processes and selection of examination and dissertation committees. Students are expected to complete the program in five years.
Health Services Administration (MS)Nursing (MSN)Nursing Dual Degree: BSN/MSNDOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN NURSING SCIENCE
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