As an RN, how do you see yourself evolving: Delivering more specialized or primary care for your patients? Educating others about nursing or health care? Managing the business functions of a health care organization?
A Master of Science in Nursing degree from University of Phoenix can help you transition into these areas. Master’s-educated RNs are needed who are ready to assume more responsibility and effect change—whether in a nursing practice, classroom or office.
Our CCNE-accredited MSN degree programs provide a solid foundation in advanced knowledge and leadership skills for bachelor’s-prepared RNs like you who want to move beyond traditional bedside nursing. The broad-based curriculum explores health care organization structure; financial, legal and ethical issues; educational programs; nursing roles and theories; and more. Review our MSN course list.
Prefer to focus your studies? Consider these options:
Master of Science in Nursing/Nursing and Health Care Education
Influence the future of nursing
Our country is facing a dual crisis: a nursing shortage and a nursing educator shortage. We need more educators to teach current and future nurses to provide the care our aging population needs, and the higher level of care many patients require. In addition, hospitals and community health centers around the country are eager for more educators to share their knowledge with other nurses or within their communities. By pursuing an MSN/ED, you’ll learn how to develop curriculum, evaluate instructional strategies and become an effective educator. Review our MSN/ED course list.
Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Health Administration
Combine nursing skills with business acumen
For nurses like you who want to move beyond the front lines of patient care to a more administrative role, our dual-degree MSN/MHA program is perfect for you. The program blends higher-level nursing curriculum with business skills that are used to make critical decisions at a health care organization such as policy, finance, economics, information systems and marketing. Your first-hand experience as an RN combined with an MSN/MHA degree can help make you an effective health care administrator—whether you work at a hospital, insurance company, policy institute or other health-related organization. Review our MSN/MHA dual-degree course list.
Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration/Health Care Management
Transition from the bedside to the business side
RNs with high-level nursing and strong business management skills are needed at an executive level to manage innovative health care delivery systems—with the ultimate goal of enhancing patient care. The dual-degree MSN/MBA program with a health care management focus examines the inner workings of health care organizations, how to apply traditional business concepts to a health care setting, and advanced nursing knowledge. As a graduate, you’ll leave with knowledge of how to apply a systematic and analytical decision-making approach to identify and solve organizational problems. Review our MSN/MBA/HCM dual-degree course list.
Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner
Enhance the role you’ll play in health care
For the RN who wants to continue in the profession working with patients as a nurse practitioner, the MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner specialization* emphasizes comprehensive, preventative care in addition to treatment. The program encourages viewing the patient as a person, and assessing how internal and external influences on an individual’s life can affect his or her health. Advanced nursing skills allow FNPs to provide primary and specialty care to individuals and families across the lifespan. Graduates are eligible to take the National Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam. Review our MSN/FNP course list.
Start making more of an impact on health care delivery and on your own professional goals with an MSN degree.
*The MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner degree program is currently offered at the following four campuses: Phoenix Hohokam in Phoenix, AZ; River Road and Southern Arizona in Tucson, AZ; and Sacramento Valley in Sacramento, CA.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036-1120, 202-887-6791, www.aacn.nche.edu.