About the Program
The MSN program at King University is a cohort-based program designed for adults who have finished their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The program is designed to assist students in balancing personal and professional goals.
Family Nurse Practitioner classes meet one day per week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or a blended format. Nursing Administration and Education classes meet either all online or a hybird format. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner classes meet two full days, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., at the beginning of each semester, with the remainder of the courses delivered in an online format.
You can balance the demands of pursuing your degree, working a full-time job, and meeting your family commitments.
Many regional health care employers have established tuition reimbursement policies with King University. An admissions representative can work with you to determine if you are eligible to participate in this program.
The MSN Program includes core courses, advanced specialty core courses, and clinical requirements. The program ranges from 20 to 24 months.
Depending on your program choice, you will enroll in approximately 6 to 11 semester hours of coursework each semester. This is an intensive program. We recommend you openly discuss this program and its demands with both your family and your employer. Periodic breaks are purposely built in to allow time for reflection and rejuvenation; however, you will need the support and encouragement of family and employers.
Supporting King's full-time faculty is a select group of adjunct faculty holding respected advanced degrees in their discipline. You'll learn from faculty who bring expertise and experience in the following areas to the classroom:
- Adult Health - Generalist CNS Adult Acute Care
- Business Management
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Nursing Administration
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Expected Student Outcomes - Graduate Study
- Assimilate concepts from the fields of nursing, basic sciences, psychological studies, population health and management to implement advanced nursing practice within a specialized area.
- Plan, participate and lead changes strategies within a specialized practice arena to improve outcomes, enhance quality and demonstrate cost effectiveness.
- Apply process improvement principles and employ performance tools to enhance safety and outcomes within a specialized practice area and/or population focus.
- Identify problems within a practice area and apply appropriate theories and research findings for problem resolution, change management and dissemination of results.
- Use care delivery technologies and information systems to coordinate care and maximize safety and communication.
- Participate in advocacy activities and policy development to affect healthcare access, knowledge and delivery.
- Assume the role of consultant, communicator, educator and collaborator as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team for the coordination and direction of care.
- Integrate culturally sensistive concepts with a patient/family focus, while demonstrating Christian values in the planning, delivery and evaluation of services for individuals and populations.
- Incorporate knowledge from advanced nursing and other sciences to deliver nursing interventions that influence the health care outcomes of individuals and populations.