OU Announces Master of Science in Nursing Program

Posted by Janae Melvin on April 26, 2018 in The Spring 2 start ushered in a new graduate degree program that has been in demand since OU introduced the RN-to-BSN program five years ago. Registered nurses who hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree can now enroll in the Master of Science in Nursing program now offered at OU. The program, which will be held online, will make it easy for busy nurses to earn their degree in a quick and effective manner and on a timetable that is compatible with their personal schedule.

Nurses who enroll in the MSN program can choose either the Nurse Educator Specialization or the Nurse Leadership Specialization path. The program was designed to be completed in as little as 18 months and requires 36 credit hours of coursework.

“As advances in our healthcare system continue to improve and enhance the quality of life and life expectancy, there is a critical need to increase nurse educators as well as further educate and prepare upcoming leaders in our industry,” said Kathy Kump, director of nursing at OU. “This MSN program at Ottawa University will give nurses the tools necessary to produce future nurse leaders in healthcare, both in the classroom and within a diverse array of health care organizations.”

The nursing program at OU embraces the University’s mission and empowers nursing graduates to be servant leaders to improve health outcomes to individuals, families, groups, and communities in diverse population settings.