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Healthcare Policy Track
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Affect the Future of Population Health through Policy
Chamberlain’s online Master of Science in Nursing Healthcare (MSN) Policy specialty track is designed to educate nurses in policy analysis, development, implementation, evaluation and dissemination to create sustainable improvements in population health.
Key skills learned and developed while in the program:
Classes Start September 2
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How does the practicum benefit you?
Upon completion of your specialty track courses, you will work closely under the guidance of faculty and a knowledgeable mentor to complete 144-hours of practicum experience. Your practicum is designed to provide you with a platform to apply skills and concepts learned in your previous course in real life situations.
Opportunity to collaborate with an experienced mentor to identify a current institutional problem and propose an actionable solution relevant to health policy
Ability to practice many of the concepts, principles and skills you have learned during the program in a real-world environment
Networking with those currently working in healthcare policy and building relationships interprofessionally while completing your practicum project
Examine the roles of the nurse leader in healthcare policy as researcher, change agent, advocate and activist. Analyze the social, cultural, political, legal, regulatory and ethical factors affecting patient safety and consider the role of nursing leaders in quality, cost containment and productivity, staffing and staff development in addition to the evaluation of overall resources required to implement a program of services. This course will focus on shaping and influencing policy to improve patient outcomes and inform practice through nursing research and leadership.
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What Roles Will I Be Prepared For?
The MSN Healthcare Policy curriculum is designed to build the foundational skills essential to nurses in healthcare policy roles including leader, researcher, change agent, advocate and activist. Coursework includes the principles of healthcare systems, politics, economics and policy, global health and nursing leadership in the public policy arena.
Graduates of Chamberlain’s Master of Science in Nursing degree program with a specialization in Nursing Healthcare Policy may be prepared for careers including, but not limited to*:
*Some careers may require several years of experience in addition to educational credentials.
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Requirements for Admission
In order to qualify for the MSN degree program you must meet the criteria below. You do not need to take the GRE or any other entrance exam.
You can apply here or let your admissions representative know you are ready to apply and he/she will help you get started. Once you apply your representative can even request your official transcripts on your behalf.
What types of financial assistance are available?
Chamberlain provides you with individualized support throughout your educational journey beginning with the admissions process. Your admissions representative will work with you to build a schedule that will work with your life and finances, whether that's one class or three. Check out the Net Price Calculator for an estimate of federal and institutional aid.
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Chamberlain partners with healthcare institutions, community colleges and associations to provide accessible educational opportunities for registered nurses.
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Accreditation, State Authorizations & Approvals
Chamberlain University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
The baccalaureate degree in nursing program, master's degree in nursing program, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Chamberlain University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
For the most updated accreditation information, visit chamberlain.edu/accreditation.
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