Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Overview

The Berkeley College Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree program prepares nurse professionals for advanced practice in Nursing Leadership and Management, Nursing Education, Public Health and Emergency Management Nursing, and Family Nurse Practitioner. The program and specialty tracks offer the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge of nursing theory, research, informatics, and health policy, as well as specialized knowledge in a selected track. Students will be prepared to provide care to diverse populations and cohorts of patients in clinical and community-based systems, and to implement safe and quality practices in a variety of settings and roles. Students enrolled in the M.S.N. program will be eligible to apply for advanced practice positions that will move their careers forward and will also be eligible to pursue future opportunities through doctoral education.

Berkeley College offers a flexible program leading to the Master of Science in Nursing degree. Master’s students at Berkeley pursue their educational endeavors with faculty and clinical/consulting associates who have expertise and research in the student's chosen area of study. Students in the M.S.N. Program may select clinical or systems specialization tracks.  Students will be able to tailor their studies toward your desired career path.

Specializations

Clinical Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Specialization:

If your passion lies in providing direct patient care, the M.S.N. program offers a specialization in:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Systems Advanced Practice Specializations:

If your goal is to advance your career in leadership, public health, or educator roles, these specialization tracks are offered:

  • Nursing Leadership and Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Public Health and Emergency Management Nursing

The M.S.N. program is available in a hybrid format at the Woodland Park campus as well as through Berkeley College Online®.

For additional information about the academic policies and procedures and clinical requirements and how they pertain to each specialization track, students are encouraged to review the M.S.N. Program Student Handbook.  

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