About Our Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

What is unique about EMU’s MSN Program?

  • Students develop leadership skills incorporated with the EMU nursing values of justice, cultural humility, and human worth
  • Course assignments are structured for direct application in the student's professional work setting.
  • An interprofessional focus means you’ll study business, education, conflict transformation, and nursing.
  • Our sacred covenant framework of nursing is based on faith and values, high professional standards, and bringing people to wholeness and healing.
  • Small class sizes enhance community-building.
  • Our program is online with some synchronous classes.
  • EMU’s expert nursing faculty often have extensive cross-cultural experience.
  • Students interact with fellow students from diverse health care settings, roles, and geographic locations that provides for a broader view of health care leadership

You’ll be part of a community of adult learners collaborating and finding strategic ways to improve the healthcare system.

Our Unique Approach to Nursing Studies

A focus on mindful leadership

Our framework includes approaches that are especially useful for nurse leaders and managers who can bring about change within the systems in which they work. These approaches include empowerment, reconciliation, partnership, presence, justice, service, and advocacy.

Your professors will draw on EMU’s extensive experience in cross-cultural learning and the nursing department’s established reputation for educating nurses with high moral values, a broader view towards others, above average communication skills and cultural competence.

You will gain from the expertise of entrepreneurial faculty in EMU’s other graduate programs in business and conflict transformation as we cultivate leadership skills and remain mindful of what is just, culturally competent, respectful and sacred.

Developing an effective “voice”

EMU’s department of nursing traces its roots to the Anabaptist-Mennonite faith tradition that embraces the gift of reconciliation. We believe nursing is a service ministry devoted to the care of others. Through our service to others, we function in roles that assist individuals, families, complex systems and communities to achieve and maintain the highest level of health.

To serve effectively in this ministry many nurses require additional knowledge and skills to develop a “voice” that is both authentic and effective in improving relationships, patient safety, and system and patient outcomes. Relational and system healing within the dilemmas facing the health care system require nurses with clear, reasoned, credible and persistent voices who believe systems can create healing environments.

Student and Program Outcomes

Graduate programs at EMU are supervised by the offices of the provost and the graduate dean. All programs adhere to the university-wide policies.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools approved this new program in Fall 2010.

The MSN program at EMU is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

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