Introduction to the Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN)
Increasingly, nurses looking to advance into leadership or upper-level educational positions in hospitals and other healthcare facilities are being required to have a master’s degree in nursing. CalSouthern’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree is the ideal program for a nurse who wants to advance in their practice, but whose busy schedule requires the flexibility of a 100-percent online program. At CalSouthern, you can work toward your master’s degree in nursing on your own schedule, without compromising your professional or personal lives.
CalSouthern’s MSN is unique among master’s degrees in nursing in that it is a multi-disciplinary program. You’ll take advanced courses in topics ranging from population health to pathopharmacology, health assessment and evidence-based practice, among others. However, you can also choose to incorporate courses from CalSouthern’s Schools of Psychology and Business to add specialized expertise in areas such as the psychology of chronic illness, stress-related disorders, addiction, informatics or strategic management.
It’s an innovative master’s degree in nursing that will help you set yourself apart in a competitive job market by tailoring your education to a specialty of particular interest. Elective courses allow you to concentrate your studies in such in-demand fields as nursing executive leadership, healthcare administration, nurse education and psychological health.