Advance your career and expand your understanding of patient needs and professional healthcare knowledge. Sacred Heart University offers you four values-driven, online nursing degree programs — an RN to BSN, RN to MSN, a Master’s in Nursing (MSN) with three specialization options, and a Post-Master's Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
You’ll experience a practical curriculum, with interactive personal attention from award-winning faculty. Once you complete your bachelor or master nursing program, you’ll discover more opportunities for leadership and improved outcomes.
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Transfer up to 90 credits toward your RN to BS in Nursing degree online. The transformative core curriculum, The Human Journey, takes you beyond the science of nursing so you can:
• Grow the heart of a healer
• Make meaningful connections
• Improve patient outcomes
Career Information: BSN graduates can earn up to $80,723 annually, based on job responsibilities.
__ Payscale.com, BSN Degree Average Salary, accessed March 23, 2015
The online RN-BSN-MSN program allows you to save time and money taking graduate courses at the undergraduate level and tuition rate. Choose from three MS in Nursing specializations to tailor your education toward career goals. Now you can:
MSN Specializations Offered:
Medical and Health Services Managers: Employment is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 through 2024, earning a median annual wage of $92,810 (2014).
__ U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nurse Educator: Average salary is $78,242 (assistant professor), but compensation depends on clinical and teaching experience.
The online MS in Nursing program offers three specializations to emphasize principled nurse leadership, provide clear and unique career paths, and allow you to customize your MSN to match your professional interests.
1. Clinical Nurse Leader
Get the skills to effectively handle the complex intersection of patient safety, quality of care and costs, and risk assessment, and prepare to sit for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing CNL Certificate Exam.
Career Information: Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow by 17 percent from 2014 through 2024, with a median annual wage of $92,810 (2014).
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
2. Nursing Education
Add teaching and learning strategies to your clinical expertise. The specialization provides an understanding of issues in nursing education, skills in curriculum design and evaluation, and experience in the role of the instructor.
Salary Information: Average salary of a nurse educator is $78,242 (assistant professor), but compensation depends on clinical and teaching experience.
3. Nursing Management and Executive Leadership
Prepare to adopt the necessary leadership principles and practices to assume greater responsibility ensuring effective and efficient care across all levels of a healthcare organization.
Career Information: Employment of top executives is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 through 2024, earning a median annual wage of $102,750 (2014).
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The online Post-Master's DNP builds on your MSN and equips you with the knowledge to practice and lead at an advanced level. With a DNP, you are able to influence healthcare outcomes at multiple levels.
This program is designed for academically talented nurses who prefer a doctorate with a connection to clinical practice. It also enables you to customize your studies to focus on clinical practice systems and leadership in healthcare.
Career Outlook: Nursing positions requiring a master’s degree brought median pay of $102,670 per year in 2014, with jobs expected to grow 31% by 2024. The Post-Master's DNP positions graduates for higher-income roles to prepare and lead these individuals.
— U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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