“The role of the Clinical Nurse Leader is evolving in health care…there will be many opportunities for nurses to work in that role to help measure outcomes.”
Barbara Healey, '11
Major: Master of Science in Nursing
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Nurses with advanced degrees - and those who can educate them - are in demand. Rapid changes in healthcare delivery require nurses to attain advanced knowledge, skills and competencies. The Institute of Medicine's (IOM; 2010) landmark Future of Nursing report recommends that nurses achieve higher levels of education.
Curry College's MSN program prepares RNs for careers as nurse educators or clinical nurse leaders. Pursuing an MSN takes dedication, but it can have a huge impact on your nursing success in the form of new opportunities, from higher pay to greater responsibilities.
Choose your focus
Grounded in AACN - Our MSN program is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing MSN curriculum guidelines (Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing, 2011) which reflect the discipline's need for "imagination, transformative thinking, and evolutionary change" for advancing nursing education.
A Long Tradition of Quality Nursing Education - Curry College has been educating nurses for over 30 years. Our clinical affiliations include major Boston teaching institutions and community agencies, validating our sterling reputation for providing quality nursing programs.
Our proximity to Boston has allowed us to draw outstanding faculty from the area's world-renowned medical facilities. As a result, our MSN faculty includes both full-time nursing professors and practicing healthcare professionals with impressive credentials.
A "Do-able" Format - One Day a Week, Cohort Study. We know how much you juggle multiple priorities everyday. It was important to us to design a program that would fit comfortably into your busy schedule. Classes are held once a week, during the day. You'll be part of a cohort, which means that you'll study with the same group of professional nurses. Cohort learning groups have proven to be very effective for adult learners; they create a community of professionals who can study together, provide support, discuss common on-the-job problems, and offer networking opportunities.
Greater Emphasis on APPLIED Practice - More Hands-On Experience. Both the Nurse Educator and CNL concentrations provide students the opportunities to apply the skills acquired in the course work. In their Capstone course, students collaborate with faculty on a focused scholarly project. In their Practicum, students gain real-world experience through mentored teaching or clinical immersion.
Capstone Course - Putting It All Together - At Curry College, we believe in the importance of synthesizing learning. Our MSN program culminates in a capstone seminar. In this seminar, you will discuss and present a scholarly project based on a problem you have identified, examined, and explored throughout the curriculum. Many of our MSN graduates have been selected to showcase their capstone projects locally and at the national level through poster and /or podium presentations. The capstone enables you to integrate all levels of learning to demonstrate your competence and advance your career.
Step Into Your Future
Take the critical next step to advance your professional nursing career. Request information about Curry College's graduate-level program for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Make an appointment to speak with an academic advisor or apply today!
Judy Dynan '11 discusses the advantages of the MSN Program cohort model.
Barbara Healey '11 discusses her experience in the Curry Master of Science in Nursing Program