Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


Do you want to take your career to the next level?

Would you like more flexibility and independence in your job?

Are you driven by the desire to make a difference in people’s lives?

If you answered yes, then our MSN program could be for you!

The graduate program in nursing is designed for working nurses who are interested in the masters degree to further careers in nursing education or nursing management/administration. You’ll benefit from the small classroom size and personalized attention by faculty who are committed to providing excellent course and practicum experiences.


Tracks


The MSN is available in three tracks:


Nurse Educator

Designed for nurses who desire to teach nurses or patients within the clinical setting.

Nurse Manager/Administrator

Designed for those nurses seeking a leadership position in the field of nursing.

Palliative Care

Designed for those seeking advanced skills and knowledge on how to manage chronic disease.


In lieu of a thesis, students may complete a scholarly project. All tracks may be completed in five semesters.


Locations/Format


Louisville, KY Campus

Students may choose to complete the 500 level courses face-to-face meeting one night per week.  All 600 level courses will be completed online.

Online

All coursework is delivered online.


Tuition


MSN tuition is $420 per credit hour.  All online courses will be charged a $60 per credit hour technology fee.


CCNE Accredited SealAccreditation


The master's program at McKendree University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation). 


MSN Goals


Graduates of the McKendree University's Master of Science in Nursing program will contribute to the science of nursing in one's specialty area of practice by analyzing underlying disparities in knowledge or evidence; formulating research questions; and systematically evaluating the impact on quality and disseminating evidence-based solutions to nursing problems.  Graduates will be prepared to respond to the evolving healthcare systems to meet the nation's health needs.


MSN Aggregate Outcomes


Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:


1.   Integrate theories and scientific findings into research and practice.

2.   Analyze the effects of policy, economics, and societal influences on healthcare systems.

3.   Appraise the effects of systems and organizational leadership on healthcare outcomes.

4.   Integrate the behaviors and functions of a masters prepared nurse into professional nursing roles.

5.   Demonstrate effective interprofessional collaboration and communication in practice.

6.   Analyze the impact of ethical issues on professional nursing practice.

7.   Utilize advanced skills according to standards of practice.

8.   Engage in scholarly activities to foster lifelong learning in professional practice. 

9.   Utilize research, informatics, and technologies to provide safe, high-quality healthcare, initiate change, and improve healthcare outcomes.

10.   Demonstrate cultural responsiveness in service to individuals, families, aggregates, and populations throughout the health/illness continuum.


Post-Master’s Certificate


Information on a Post-Master's Certificate   


Meet the Faculty

 

Richelle RennegarbeRichelle Rennegarbe, PhD, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing
Chair of the Division of Nursing
1st Floor Division of Nursing
(618) 537-2148
rarennegarbe@mckendree.edu

Janice WiegmannJanice Wiegmann, PhD, RN

Professor of Nursing
1st Floor Division of Nursing
(618) 537-6842
jwiegmann@mckendree.edu

   

Martha McDonaldMartha McDonald, PhD, RN, CCNS, CNE

Associate Professor of Nursing
1st Floor Division of Nursing
(618) 537-6843
mmcdonald@mckendree.edu

Kay MueggenburgKay Mueggenburg, PhD, MSN, RN, CHPN

Associate Professor of Nursing
Division of Nursing
(618) 537-6845
ikmueggenburg@mckendree.edu

   

Mary Ann ThompsonMary Ann Thompson, DrPh, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing
Nursing Office Building
(877) 862-1952
mathompson@mckendree.edu

Brelinda KernBrelinda Kern, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing
1st Floor Division of Nursing
(618) 537-6437
bkkern@mckendree.edu

   

Helene SeibertHelene Seibert, MSN, RN

Instructor of Nursing
1st Floor Division of Nursing
(618) 537-6841
hpseibert@mckendree.edu

 

 

Admission


(618) 537-6576


Nursing Division Secretary


Naomia SeversNaomia Severs

(800) 232-7228, x6437 or (618) 537-6437