Cleveland State University
Master's - Online
The MSN program is based on the principles of population health and is designed to prepare graduates with advanced knowledge, competencies and skills in the nursing care of populations. You can select from available tracks based on your interests and professional goals.
The Clinical Nurse Leader track is designed to meet the Ten Assumptions developed by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN, 2004). This track prepares nurses to be leaders in the health care delivery system across all settings in which health care is delivered. Courses prepare students to design, implement and evaluate client care by coordinating, delegating and supervising direct care provided by the health care team. The Clinical Nurse Leader's role is not administrative, but rather a provider and manager of care to individuals or cohorts within a unit or health care setting.
The Master of Science in Forensic Nursing offered by Cleveland State University through the University Partnership Center is structured so you receive the core courses in the MSN: Specialized Population major. Forensic nurses provide care to victims/perpetrators of trauma and/or death due to criminal acts or traumatic events. In this program you acquire the in-depth knowledge and skill that interfaces nursing with the law, forensic science, law enforcement, mental health and the health care and judicial systems. This program allows you to gain a strong foundation in population health as well as theory and research. In addition, you will be required to take courses specifically related to the population of victims/perpetrators of crime, violence or traumatic events.
The nursing education track provides nurses in the MSN program the opportunity to acquire the skills needed for the teaching and clinical supervision of nursing students. Graduates of this program are prepared to teach and clinically supervise nursing students in the care of specifically identified populations or cognate area. For example, graduate students may study the health care needs of medical surgical clients as their cognate area and then apply the principles learned in the education track to the instruction of student nurses delivering care to this group of clients. Graduate students will take the core courses in the master’s program as well as specialized courses focusing on nursing education: curriculum design and development, instructional design, faculty and student roles and the evaluation and supervision of nursing student nurses.
The specialized population track allows you to select a population of interest with approval of the faculty. Students in this track follow the program described under the MSN degree. The track enables nurses to practice with populations across care settings.
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