This online program is designed to prepare registered nurses who have an earned BSN degree with the key competencies necessary to build expertise in a specialized area of nursing education or nursing leadership while enhancing their skills in theory and research in professional practice. The Nurse Leadership specialization prepares nurses to pursue management and administrative roles while the Nurse Educator specialization is for nurses who wish to share their clinical expertise in an educator role.
Education and Qualifications:
This program is designed for the registered nurse who has graduated from an accredited nursing program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. A current, unrestricted RN license (obtained in the U.S.) is required.
- Successful completion of a criminal background check.
- Current resume.
- Three professional or academic letters of recommendation.
- Career Statement of professional experience and goals in nursing.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited nursing program with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA (per 4.0 scale) on previous coursework.
The master's degree program in nursing at Ottawa University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.