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The Master of Science in Nursing is a 36-credit program with a mission designed to develop nurses into leaders with advanced knowledge, Dominican values, and the ability to contribute to the changing, diverse healthcare environment. Advanced practice roles in nursing require further enhancement of critical reasoning and decision making skills as theory is translated into practice.

Two concentrations are offered within the MSN degree: Administration and Education:

The MSN Administration concentration is designed for individuals who are, or are planning on becoming middle to executive level nurse leaders. Courses focus on health care policy, nursing delivery systems, resource management, and program evaluation.  Complementary business and interdisciplinary courses provide the administrative foundation and opportunities for collaboration with students from other disciplines.

The MSN Education concentration is designed for nursing professionals who want to be better prepared to teach clients, staff and students. It provides students with additional preparation in educational principles and theory to support in their teaching roles. Courses focus on areas such as planning education programs or courses, teaching strategies and interpersonal competency in communication with others.


I have had the privilege of going through both Edgewood College’s Undergraduate and Graduate programs in Nursing. These programs lay the foundation of the science of nursing, but also give their students the gift of understanding the art of nursing. The focus of Edgewood’s program is not only on how to do the job well, but also why it matters. Edgewood’s nursing program is about taking care of people. The dignity and respect that the school has for the profession in conjunction with the Dominican values of Justice, Compassion, Partnership, Community, and Truth have prepared me to lead change and impact the profession that I and so many others hold very dear to our hearts. In a time when healthcare is vigorously changing, I cannot speak highly enough of the integrity of this program.
Anna Schaal, RN, MSN; Professional Development Specialist in the Nursing Education UPH-Meriter

Fact Sheet - MS Nursing

Henry Predolin School of Nursing


The baccalaureate, master’s degree in nursing, and doctor of nursing practice programs at Edgewood College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

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