Nursing - Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, M.S.
Sylvia Miller, Chair
McLane Hall, Room 190
Degrees and Programs Offered
BS in Nursing, B.S.N.
BS in Nursing - R.N.-B.S.N.
BS in Nursing, R.N.-B.S.N. - Continuing & Global Education
CRED in Health Services, Credential
DNP in Nursing, D.N.P.
MS in Nursing - Accelerated Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator, M.S.
MS in Nursing - Primary Care/Nurse Practitioner Option, M.S.
MS in Nursing - Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, M.S.
MS in Nursing - Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, M.S.
The mission of the School of Nursing is to offer quality nursing education to undergraduate and graduate nursing students. This education prepares nurses to make clinical decisions based on theory and research. As life-long learners, graduates are prepared to deliver quality health care for increasingly diverse populations. Graduates will lead, supervise, delegate, manage, and evaluate care outcomes, as well as demonstrate the ability to act as consumer advocates in promoting wellness and facilitating change.
The scope of nursing practice is changing significantly. The professional nurse uses theory and research-based knowledge to provide direct and indirect care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.
In the role as designer, manager, and coordinator of care, nurses collaborate with patients and interdisciplinary care teams.
Health Related Personnel. Medical corpsmen, psychiatric technicians, and others are eligible for credit by examination under the university’s policy as outlined in the current catalog. The curriculum is designed to emphasize theory-based practice in nursing and to provide the foundation for graduate study. While pursuing the degree, students are encouraged to select their area of interest. They are also encouraged to collaboratively care for patients in a variety of settings: acute care, critical care, long-term care, ambulatory care, and home care.
The school offers a CCNE accredited program that leads to a Master of Science degree in Nursing. The purpose of the program is to prepare nurses for advanced practice in the functional roles of nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist. Each graduate of the master's in nursing program must demonstrate advanced knowledge and skill in physical diagnosis, psychological assessment, and management of health-illness needs in complex client and community systems. The program provides a foundation for doctoral study in nursing.
For faculty phone numbers and e-mail, see the campus directory.
For more on the faculty, see the faculty pages.
The faculty pages are updated by the department or program.