Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Developing Nurses into Leaders and Educators
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree at Concordia University Irvine develops professional nurses into leaders and educators.
- Advance your Career. Our MSN will prepare you for the next phase of your career – whether as a nursing leader in healthcare management or as a clinical or academic advanced nurse educator. The Nursing Leadership track focuses on the advancement of healthcare delivery in the clinical setting, while the Nursing Education track will equip you to teach undergraduate nursing students in a variety of specialty content and clinical practice areas and to become an advanced nurse educator in the hospital setting. The goal of the program is to equip you with expert knowledge and a set of skills that differentiates you in the field of healthcare and in your workplace.
- Committed to Caring. Making a difference in caring for others is at the heart of our Christian mission and our nursing philosophy. You will learn from faculty who understand and are passionate about the emotional connection with the heart, mind, spirit, and practice of teaching nursing for future generations.
- Fully Online and Blended Learning. To accommodate working nurses, our program gives you the option of taking courses fully online or in a blended format of both online and classroom instruction. Depending on your pace of study, you can complete your master's degree in 15-20 months.
- Respected Reputation and Accreditation. Concordia's Nursing program enjoys an excellent reputation, and has nursing graduates at hospitals throughout the region and nation. Concordia University Irvine is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The MSN program will seek accreditation from the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) upon acceptance of the first cohort. The ABSN and the RN to BSN programs have successfully achieved 10 year accreditation from CCNE.
Nursing at Concordia
Concordia University's Nursing Program is a contemporary, comprehensive program that has been uniquely designed for you to learn the necessary knowledge and advanced skills to provide excellence in caring, compassionate, and competent nursing care.
Caring. The Nursing Program is guided by the mission of Concordia University as a Christian institution. The curriculum is designed around Dr. Jean Watson's philosophy of caring in nursing. Working closely with faculty role models, you will learn to see nursing as both a philosophical and scientific approach to caring for all those who seek health care, disease prevention and management, health promotion, and health education.
Compassionate. As a student in our Nursing Program, you will gain a broader perspective on your profession. Throughout your courses and interaction with faculty, you will be prepared to provide culturally-sensitive nursing care to a growing ethnically diverse population. You will become an advocate for your patients.
Competent. Our program will not only provide you with a strong scientific knowledge base, but you will have the opportunity to develop and refine your clinical skills and professional strategies. Our graduates are prepared to be accountable in nursing practice, resource management, and quality improvement by demonstrating skills in leadership, critical thinking, and implementing the delivery of nursing care in a variety of settings.
For more information about Concordia's MSN, please fill out our inquiry form or contact our Admissions Coordinator, Melissa Hinrichs, at (949) 214-3277 or [email protected].
Pending the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The nursing department will seek CCNE accreditation for the MSN program after the first nursing cohort has been admitted into the program.