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Michigan State University

12 months
27792 USD/year
27792 USD/year
14144 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Nursing degree at Michigan State University prepares graduates for roles that reflect current, emerging and expanding roles of nurses as providers and educators. 

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The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Michigan State University consists of three concentrations. The first concentration, Nurse Practitioner, focuses on the preparation of advanced practice nurses as nurse practitioners. Within this concentration, there are two areas of study: adult/gerontology, and family.

Learning outcomes

A second concentration, Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist with Education, focuses on the preparation of advanced practice nurses specialized in acute care adult-gerontology practice and adult education who also have preparation as an educator. A third concentration, Nurse Anesthesia, prepares advanced practice nurses who will use specialized skills and knowledge in the administration of anesthesia and pain management agents.

Nurse Practitioners, as advanced practice nurses, are in direct-care provider's role, use specialty skills and knowledge in providing care to clients of all ages and stages of development in primary care settings. The nurse practitioner curriculum prepares nurses to function interdependently with other health care providers to provide primary care.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics for the Healthcare Professional
  • Research for Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Health Care Policy and Politics
  • Theoretical Foundations and Role Development for the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Applied Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Health Assessment of the Family
  • Primary Care Management of the Family 
  • Primary Care Management of the Family 

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

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General requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program, an applicant must have:

  • Submitted a university application for admission and a curriculum vita.
  • Completed a Bachelor of Nursing degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants to the Nurse Anesthesia concentration must have completed the Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical sections of the Graduate Record Examination within the last five years.
  • Submitted a written essay that addresses the applicant’s career goals and motivations for graduate study in the selected area of specialty nursing practice.
  • Completed an admission interview with the College of Nursing faculty.

Tuition Fee

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    27792 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27792 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    27792 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27792 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14144 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14144 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for East Lansing

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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