May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Nursing, M.S.


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***STARTING FALL 2023***

Interim Program Director: Georgine Maisch DNP, MSN, CHSE, CNE, RN

The North Central College Master of Science in Nursing program endeavors to inspire future leaders in the advancement of the profession and to promote the art and science of nursing in an inclusive, culturally sensitive and evolving health care environment. The MSN program embraces six Shared Core Values of Caring, Communication and Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Cultural Insensitivity, Evidence-Based Practice and Social Justice.

Graduates of the MSN program aspire to effectively function in advanced nursing practice, integrating the art and science of nursing into advanced roles. They will serve as transformative leaders, role models and advocates for the patients in clinical practice and in education.

The MSN program follows many policies listed in the Admission and Academic Regulations sections. However, there are some policies specific to MSN. In order to view MSN specific policies, see the Master of Science in Nursing Admission Requirements and the Master of Science in Nursing Academic Regulations.

Degree Requirements


The MSN program requires 36 - 47 credit hours. Credit hour requirements vary based on the track selected.

Nurse Executive Leader Track


This track requires a total of 36 credit hours including the Nursing Core.

Nurse Educator Track


This track requires a total of 36 credit hours including the Nursing Core.

Family Nurse Practitioner Track


This track requires a total of 47 credit hours including the Nursing Core.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track


This track requires a total of 47 credit hours including the Nursing Core.

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