Master of Science Nursing | Louisiana College

Master of Science Nursing

The 100% online MSN program is designed for nurses seeking to advance their future in Clinical Nurse Leadership. With the flexibility of online coursework, practicing nurses can earn their MSN without disrupting their already busy lives. 

If you graduated from a nationally accredited associates degree or diploma nursing program as a Registered Nurse (RN), you may be eligible to complete the 100% online RN to BSN program. Once you complete the BSN program, you will have the option to transition directly into the 100% online MSN program.

Louisiana College will grant the BSN to anyone who completes the RN to BSN program whether or not they continue to the MSN program.

Our instructors have real-world nursing experience and are experts in teaching and training nurses through online programs. They offer support and guidance to ensure the highest quality education. 

The RN-MSN program consists of two online components. The RN-BSN component is designed for individuals with a diploma or associates degree in nursing to complete the BSN degree. Upon BSN conferral, the graduate can articulate directly into the MSN degree curriculum.

The MSN component has a Clinical Leader concentration. LC RN-BSN or BSN graduates of other programs may enter this track.

Mission

The mission of the Division of Nursing is to offer courses of professional study from a Christian perspective that build upon the liberal arts to prepare graduates for personal and professional success in nursing leadership that will enable them to deliver health care through the use of evidence-based, client-centered, holistic care to use nursing as a ministry for Christ.

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Undergraduate Program Outcomes

The undergraduate program outcomes for the DON are as follows:

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

  • Integrate knowledge, values, and attitudes acquired in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and nursing into the holistic care of clients in a variety of health care settings.
  • Assimilate the Neuman Systems Model within a nursing practice framework for clients throughout the wellness to illness continuum.
  • Manage care as a member of the profession within the context of a Christian worldview in the provision of health care that fosters respect for cultural and religious diversity and facilitates ethical choices in nursing practice.
  • Coordinate care in collaboration with members of the health care team that incorporates complex problem solving, influences change, and facilitates activities which result in achievement of goals for improving individual, family and community health care outcomes.
  • Create awareness of professional role development through the avenues of evidence-based practice, graduate education, and lifelong learning.

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Graduate Program Outcomes:

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

  • Integrate knowledge from nursing and related sciences, societal issues and trends, healthcare delivery systems, and finances to interpret patterns and trends within a specified healthcare microsystem in order to deliver safe, competent, comprehensive healthcare.
  • Demonstrate a leadership role in collaborating with members of the interprofessional team in developing, implementing, and evaluating care for a specified healthcare microsystem.
  • Demonstrate effective written, oral, and technological communication abilities.
    Facilitate interdisciplinary care within the context of a Christian worldview that fosters respect for diverse populations.
  • Create awareness of professional role development through the avenues of evidence-based practice, graduate education, and lifelong learning.
  • Advocate for the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader as manager and coordinator of care for an individual or cohort.
  • (Adapted from AACN CNL competencies of 2013).