The MSN degree offers students a specialized program of study to serve the educational
needs of professional nurses actively engaged or planning to enter a profession related
to administration, leadership and emergency management in a variety of healthcare
settings. The curriculum utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to integrate principles
of nursing administration with principles of emergency management. Nursing professionals
with this advanced education will provide expertise to benefit healthcare, community
and government agencies and the general public
HANDS-ON LEARNING opportunities
Students select a research question of interest related to nursing administration
and create a professional poster that the student will present at a professional meeting
during their graduate study.
Students choosing the administrative track select a health care setting and a nurse
administrator/executive for an administrative practicum experience.
Students complete a thesis or non-thesis project option at the end of the program.
This capstone experience is selected by the student based on personal interest and
professional career goals.
SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN
Participate in research, disseminate results, and incorporate research findings into
the role of the nurse administrator.
Assume leadership roles in managing care in a variety of health care settings.
Participate in developing emergency/disaster response plans for health care agencies.
Influence state and national healthcare policy based on current research evidence.
Assess educational needs of health care staff, emergency medical personnel, and others
related to mass casualty incidents, and implement programs specific to those needs.
Provide leadership in knowledge development and the evaluation of educational programs.
Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school
code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.