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MSN Outcomes and Competencies

MSN Degree Program

Advance your nursing skills to meet the changing demands of healthcare and take your career to the next level. With today’s aging population and a growing focus on preventive care, advanced nursing positions continue to be in high demand.

Enhancing your education with a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from Thomas Edison State University (TESU) prepares you for high-level healthcare roles with a curriculum that will expand your knowledge and deliver the leadership and teaching skills needed for your chosen field of practice in education, informatics or administration. Our 120-credit degree program is designed for experienced nurses who are independent learners and seek the convenience and flexibility of an online program.

The MSN degree requires a minimum of 36 credits consisting of different combinations of courses: core, direct care core, electives, specialty and Practicum. Two (2) years of experience in nursing is recommended and a BSN degree from an accredited program is required.

Explore our various nursing specialties:

  • Nurse Educator — teach the next generation of nurses in healthcare and academic settings
  • Nursing Informatics — work at the intersection of healthcare, information technology and data management
  • Nursing Administration — assume a leadership role as a nurse administrator role in various healthcare settings

A certificate in the selected area of specialty is awarded along with the MSN degree.  Learn more

MSN Degree Program Outcomes

On completion of the MSN degree program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the use of scholarly inquiry to evaluate current knowledge from nursing theory, nursing science and related disciplines to inform and/or initiate change in nursing practice;
  2. Apply ethical decision making to nursing practice;
  3. Analyze the effect of health policy, finance, technology and the organizational context on the development and implementation of quality nursing practice;
  4. Demonstrate the use of leadership strategies that advance the design, implementation and evaluation of nursing practice;
  5. Analyze the effect of sociopolitical, cultural and global influences on nursing practice;
  6. Utilize interprofessional communication to improve healthcare outcomes; and
  7. Integrate advances in technology into healthcare.

Nursing RN-BSN/MSN Resources

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