The philosophy for the MSN program with Education Emphasis builds upon the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing's philosophy of nursing which emphasizes the family. Courses in this program will prepare the graduate for the MSN educator role with theory, clinical practice, and supervised experiences to promote innovative, critical thinking. Through an immersion experience, students will focus on a specific population, disease process, or healthcare disparity. Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the Nurse Educator Certification Examination, administered by the National League for Nursing's Academic Nurse Educator Certification Program. By becoming credentialed as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), you serve as a leader and a role model.The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education acknowledged that the MSN program meets national standards in 2009 by granting reaccreditation through 2020. By adding the Education Emphasis in the MSN Program, the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing is striving to meet its goal of preparing MSN's for local and regional healthcare needs.
All current and prospective Master of Science in Nursing applicants will be considered for admission based on both admission requirements and resource availability. Application deadline for first consideration for admission to the nursing program is March 15 to start in Summer or Fall programs of Study and on October 15 for Spring programs of Study. Late applications will be considered on a space available basis.
2018 MSN - Education Emphasis ApplicationMSN - Education Emphasis Program Booklet2017-2018 MSN - Education Emphasis Student Handbook
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Programs of studies will be adapted and individualized for each student, to the semester you start the program with your academic advisor.
Part time options (per course offerings). A part time program of study will be determined by the Academic Advisor and Student, for approval by the Director of the School of Nursing.*Elective course in Nursing or Teaching and Leadership, approved by academic Advisor, Director of School of Nursing and/or Chair of Teaching and Leadership.
• Cheryl Giefer, PhD (contact)Director, School of Nursing
• Kristi Frisbee, DNP (contact)
• Jennifer Harris, PhD (contact)
• Ashleigh Heter, DNP (contact)
• Amy Hite, DNP (contact)
• Karen Johnson, PhD (contact)
• Trina Larery, DNP (contact)
• Barbara R. McClaskey, PhD (contact)
• Mary Carol Pomatto, Ed.D., APRN-BC (contact)Dean of College of Arts & Sciences / University Professor in the Irene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing
• Janis Schiefelbein, PhD (contact)
• Tuition and Fees
• Financial Aid
• Schedule of Classes
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Amy Hite (contact) MSN, Education Emphasis Advisor; Associate ProfessorIrene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing115 McPherson HallPittsburg State UniversityPittsburg, KS 66762-7514
Peggy Totman (contact) Senior Administrative SpecialistIrene Ransom Bradley School of Nursing101 McPherson HallPittsburg State UniversityPittsburg, KS 66762-7514
Phone: 620-235-4431 Fax: 620-235-4449