The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Weber State University offers Registered Nurses with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) a choice of either the administration concentration or the education concentration. This will prepare students for a career leading to administrator or educator roles in nursing. The MSN program is designed to address the increasing nursing and nursing faculty shortage by preparing nurse administrators, faculty in nursing education, and educators for healthcare institutions. Both concentrations are specifically intended for individuals with nursing experience who want to advance their careers in the teaching profession or become nurse managers.
Students who choose the Administration concentration will enroll in course work to support the ability of the student to take the Nurse Executive-Advanced Certification Examination provided by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Students who choose the Education concentration will be eligible to take the Certified Nurse Educator Exam provided through the NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission).
In accordance with the Weber State University Dumke College of Health Professions philosophy of a career ladder focus, the MSN program offers the continuation of a career ladder approach allowing opportunities for students who have completed undergraduate nursing to advance to graduate work. This approach offers students the potential of preparing for the next highest level of nursing education in preparation for the doctorate degree in nursing practice (DNP) or the PhD. The program is designed for ease of transferability if the student desires to continue on in a career with a prospective life-long learning opportunity, consistent with the mission of Weber State University.