Methodist College Graduate School Adds Two Master of Science in Nursing Degrees

Methodist College announces the addition of two programs within the Methodist College Graduate School. Methodist College is now accepting students in the Master of Science in Nursing – Generalist and Master of Science – Nurse Leader Executive. Course work will begin in fall 2018. The addition of two master level programs and the current Master of Science – Nurse Educator will now form the Methodist College Graduate School. 

Graduate school courses are offered online with in-person practicums for a blended learning format that accommodates working nursing professionals. The coursework for each program is structured in a way to allow most students to complete their advanced degree within six semesters. Students in each graduate school program can complete foundational courses prior to choosing which program they would like to complete, or complete a mixture of courses they feel would best meet their career goals. 

The Master of Science in Nursing – MSN (Generalist Option) will allow students to select specific courses to meet their educational and professional goals. The Master of Science in Nursing program is a general graduate degree developed in accordance with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Master’s Essentials. Students will complete a core group of courses and have the opportunity to select additional courses to meet their goals. Additional courses will allow students to develop a hybrid of the MSN Nurse Leader Executive and MSN Nurse Educator programs. This program will give students the flexibility to create their own customized Master of Science in Nursing degree. 

The Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Leader Executive will prepare students to perform as a leader or manager in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates of this program will develop comprehensive leadership and management skills to look at business models and perform analysis of the healthcare environment. They’ll be able to facilitate interdisciplinary teams to evaluate safe patient care and analyze trends in healthcare that impacts the profession of nursing.  

The Nurse Leader Executive program was developed as a need for local healthcare organizations. As healthcare institutions look to fill leadership roles, they seek professionals who are educated and experienced to fulfill those critical roles. As many nursing professionals look to advance their career and seek leadership roles, the Nurse Leader Executive will prepare them to fulfill those leadership roles in healthcare organizations. 

“Each program within the Graduate School at Methodist College offers comprehensive coursework tailored to today’s nursing needs, with small class sizes. With a variety of programs, bachelor degree prepared nurses can select a program that will further their nursing career,” stated Dr. Pam Ferguson, Interim Provost | Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Nursing. “In addition, the new graduate school programs will meet the demands of healthcare providers and nurses wishing to pursue advanced degrees.”  

Applications are being accepted for individuals who would like to start a master’s degree program. Interested individuals may contact a recruitment coordinator at (309) 672-5513, or visit www.methodistcol.edu/graduate-school