The vision of TWU's Master of Science in Nursing program is to foster values-based nursing, educational vitality, excellence in scholarship in practice, and transformation through Christian graduate nursing education. A strong disciplinary nursing core together with electives allows students to personalize their studies for their unique career path, whether as educators, leaders, or advanced practice nurses.
TWU's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program serves TWU's mission of developing godly Christian leaders for the various marketplaces of life. Nurses with graduate preparation provide leadership locally, nationally, and globally to meet humanity's most basic and pressing needs in the realm of health and illness. This program prepares nursing leaders to serve in key nursing education, advanced practice, and health care leadership positions.
Upon completion of the program, MSN graduates will be able to:
- Apply thoughtful faith-based perspectives to nursing practice.
- Enact values-based leadership.
- Enact an enhanced professional role based on specialized knowledge and expertise in nursing education, administration, and practice.
- Advance nursing scholarship in practice that is informed by sound evidence.
- Promote ethically responsible health care and health-related policy.
- Relate historical, academic, social, and political influences to health and nursing.
- Qualify for doctoral level study
MSN graduates will advance in their career opportunities.
Graduates who choose to focus on Nursing Education will be prepared to step into the many current and upcoming faculty and clinical supervision positions in baccalaureate nursing programs. Electives in nursing education will prepare nurse educators with the latest knowledge and skills for teaching in a variety of clinical and classroom settings.
Graduates who choose to focus on Nursing Leadership will be in a unique position to provide highly effective leadership to today's changing, complex health care environments in a range of positions such as managers and professional practice leaders. Electives will prepare nurse leaders with integrated interdisciplinary nursing knowledge-about health promotion, patient responses to illness, demonstrated interpersonal and interprofessional communication, population health and the social contexts of health and illness-and emerging knowledge about health care organizations and leadership theory.
Graduates who choose to focus on Advanced Nursing Practice will be prepared to take on Electives in advanced nursing practice with the older adult reflect a social responsiveness to the demographic trend of an aging population and will prepare nurses for various advanced practice positions.