"My experience during graduate school at Carlow was invaluable. A small class size with an incredibly dynamic mix of intelligent, experienced peers and professors facilitated and inspired my learning. The Carlow environment encourages students to transcend the boundaries of the status quo and become leaders with integrity and respect for diversity...I am ready for broader challenges and not afraid to venture into the unknown."
- Amber Egyud
The graduate nursing programs at Carlow prepare you for generalized and specialized advanced practice roles in a variety of settings.
One program concentration is the use of advanced practice knowledge and skills in family nursing (FNP) in settings that may include local, regional, national, and international health care systems. A second concentration is the use of advanced practice leadership and education (NCEL) knowledge and skills in diverse health care and nursing education systems.
The MSN program serves as the basis for doctoral studies and lifelong learning. Graduates will assume leadership positions in nursing and will contribute to the discipline of nursing through their evidence-based practice efforts.
MSN graduates will be prepared to:
- Incorporate primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention efforts in the culturally competent care of individuals, families, and communities.
- Demonstrate leadership and interdisciplinary skills in advocating for individuals, families, and communities to influence health care policy.
- Collaborate as a member of an interdisciplinary team with organizations, populations, and professional communities.
- Evaluate and modify approaches to health care delivery utilizing principles of continuous quality improvement.
- Assimilate ethical, legal, and practice standards from professional organizations into the practice setting to enable preparation for certification in a variety of advanced roles.
- Synthesize nursing, medical, and other current and relevant knowledge including genetics and genomics to engage in evidence-based practice.
- Recommend practice changes based on integration of the evidence with clinical expertise, patient safety and preferences, and available health care resources.
- Demonstrate leadership abilities, including writing and presentation skills in practice and actively assist others in professional growth.
- Analyze health care delivery systems in order to design, implement, and coordinate fiscally responsible care.
- Employ technology and information systems in the transformation of health care delivery.
- Develop a foundation for lifelong learning and doctoral studies.
Click here for admissions requirements for Carlow's graduate nursing programs.
DEBORAH MITCHUM, DNP, ANP-BC, MSN
Graduate Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner Program