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MSN Program Overview
A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree can equip you with the skills, advanced training, and certiﬁcation eligibility to provide superior care in specialized roles in nursing education, administration, and quality management. Obtaining an MSN degree could be a critical step in your professional development, allowing you to pursue a career that could potentially provide you with greater responsibilities, salaries, and opportunities. And the best part is, you can do it from the safety of your home!
Our MSN program offers courses that are taught entirely online. The Capstone courses include practicum hours that allow the graduate students to apply their learning in the practice setting. Graduates of our program can move into higher levels of practice and leadership roles in the nursing profession.
Core principles of our Master of Science in Nursing Program include:
- Implementation of evidence-based practices
- Critical decision-making skills
- Administration of patient-centered care
- Population health
- Organization and systems leadership
- Healthcare technologies
- Interprofessional collaboration
- Self-directed lifelong learning
What you need to know
Frequently Asked Questions
What can you do with a Master’s in Nursing?
A Master’s in Nursing can equip you with the skills, advanced training, and licensing you’ll need to provide superior nursing care in a specialized role, such as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist or a Clinical Nurse Specialist. Earning an MSN degree could be a critical step in your healthcare education, allowing you to pursue a career that might deliver some of the services physicians can offer their patients.
What jobs can you get with a Master’s in Nursing?
With a Master’s in Nursing, you might choose one of these advanced practice areas: Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), and Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). Other common jobs for nursing graduates with an MSN degree include Nurse Executives, Ambulatory Care Managers, and Long-Term Care Executives. Nurses with an MSN degree are also eligible for teaching positions at the certificate and undergraduate levels as well.
How long does it take to get your MSN?
Though it depends on the individual school, MSN programs can often be completed in two years. However, you can also pursue an entry-level MSN program if you already hold a bachelor’s degree in another subject. These programs typically take about three years to complete.
How much do MSN nurses make?
On average, nurses with an MSN degree earn about $86,000. However, this figure depends on the type of job you’d like to pursue.
For instance, here are some jobs available to professionals with a Master of Science in Nursing Administration & Leadership degree: Nurse Executives, Ambulatory Care Managers, and Long-Term Care Executives. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Medical and health service managers like these can earn more than $182,600 per year.
How much does a Master’s in Nursing cost?
Tuition costs for a Master’s in Nursing can vary depending on your individual situation (i.e. location, finances, etc.). For the MSN degree at Eagle Gate, we offer a number of financial aid options to qualifying students. Reach out to one of our school representatives for more information.
Can you get your MSN online?
Yes! In fact, MSN programs like ours can be completed entirely online. The virtual environment at Eagle Gate allows busy adults to attend class from the comfort of their own home. Through the online MSN program, you can learn about topics like Health Policy in Nursing, Disease Prevention, Nursing Administration & Leadership Roles, and Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration.
MSN Specialty Tracks
At Eagle Gate College, we offer a post-licensure MSN degree with three difference specialty tracks. Your first year will consist of six core courses. After you have completed the first year of the MSN program, you can choose which track to pursue for your second and final year. All paths include virtual classes, six specialty courses, and 90-practicum hours.
Administration and Leadership Specialty Track
Our MSN Administration and Leadership Track prepares graduates for nursing administration and leadership roles. Not only are the classes conveniently online, but this track prioritizes research, analysis, and the development of critical thinking skills. The MSN Administration and Leadership Track will prepare you to work in a number of healthcare settings that require Nurse Administrator and leadership knowledge, skills, and competencies.
This track accepts qualified applicants who are bachelor-prepared RNs. It can help you obtain specialization as a Nurse Administrator in managerial and leadership capacities. An MSN degree with this specialization could lead to various career options. These might include managing a small team of nurses, several nursing units, an entire department, or even a health system. Nurse Administrators can deliver quality patient care while coordinating workflow and managing nursing care at micro, macro, and meso system levels.
Nursing Education Specialty Track
Our MSN Nursing Education Track is designed for BSN-educated nurses who want to pursue a Nurse Educator role. For example, you might aspire to become a Clinical Nurse Educator working in staff development or an institution of higher education. Our Nursing Education Track will prepare you to teach in a variety of settings that require nurse-educator knowledge, skills, and competencies.
This track accepts qualified applicants who are already bachelor-prepared Registered Nurses (RNs). It provides specialty courses that are usually required for careers in nursing education. For example, graduates of the MSN Nurse Educator Track can often meet the education requirements to teach in Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) programs, Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) programs, associate-degree programs, or baccalaureate degree nursing programs.
Nursing Quality Management Specialty Track
The MSN Quality Management Track prepares BSN graduate nurses for roles in healthcare quality management. The curriculum includes courses that prepare graduates to address patient care quality and risk management issues using analytic skills in research and the Six Sigma Lean approach.
An MSN degree with this specialization could lead to various career options. These might include managing a small team of nurses, several nursing units, an entire department, or even a health system. Nurses with expertise in continuous quality improvement address the need for patient care quality and risk management issues using analytic skills in research and best practices in process improvement strategies.
MSN Program Campus Locations
Contact us today to learn more about earning your master’s degree in nursing at Eagle Gate College.
Murray Campus Location | Areas Served
Serving Medical Assistant Students in all of Salt Lake County, Utah:
|Alta, UT||Bluffdale, UT||Cottonwood Heights, UT|
|Draper, UT||Herriman, UT||Holladay, UT|
|Kearns, UT||Magna, UT||Midvale, UT|
|Millcreek, UT||Murray, UT||Riverton, UT|
|Salt Lake City, UT||Sandy, UT||South Jordan, UT|
|South Salt Lake, UT||Taylorsville, UT||West Jordan, UT|
|West Valley City, UT|
The Master of Science in Nursing degree is accredited by CCNE.
The masters degree program in nursing at Eagle Gate College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
MSN Program Enrollment Process
The path to your new healthcare career starts by speaking with one of our student-centered admissions representatives. At Eagle Gate, we don’t believe in making our students jump through hoops. We know you want to change your life, so our admissions process is simple and straightforward. It consists of two main steps for most of our programs:
- Interview with an admissions representative. This starts the process and is referred to as a career planning session. We talk with you one-on-one to learn your interests and goals. From there, we can help you decide the direction that is right for you. Make an appointment by calling 888-618-9336
- Fill out your admissions forms. This is the paperwork part. As soon as we receive what we need, we will immediately consider your admission.
Please see the school catalog for a complete list of requirements.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Out-of-pocket costs for master’s programs can vary depending on your individual situation. There are a number of financial aid options available to students at Eagle Gate College. Please reach out to one of our admissions representatives for more information.
As a potential Eagle Gate student, you might have many options for student financial aid. Our experienced representatives can help you determine eligibility and apply for the program. Loans can be used to help you cover many college expenses, such as:
- Room and Board
- Computer Equipment
- Living Expenses