The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program within the School of Nursing & Health Sciences at Colby-Sawyer is designed for the baccalaureate-prepared registered nurse and will prepare those who plan to practice in an advanced nursing role in the healthcare or academic setting. It offers three tracks for registered nurses to advance their education and further their careers: Clinical Nurse Leader, Nursing Education, and Nursing Management and Executive Leadership.
Offered in an asynchronous online, 8-week course format, MSN courses are designed to accommodate the unique needs of adult learners who have current nursing practice experience. Colby-Sawyer's MSN program is competitively priced both regionally and nationally at $600 per credit.
The Clinical Nurse Leader track prepares the graduate for practice across the continuum of care within any healthcare setting in order to address the critical need to improve the quality of patient care outcomes.
The Nursing Education track is based on the National League for Nursing (NLN) Competencies for Nursing Education and the AACN Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing. The nursing education track is designed to prepare the graduate for the nurse educator role in academic settings or healthcare organizations. Upon completion, graduates are eligible to sit for the CNE exam.
The Nursing Management and Executive Leadership track is designed to prepare the graduate to assume greater responsibility across all levels of a healthcare organization in order to impact and improve systems and processes to improve patient outcomes.