Inspired to make the switch to a career in nursing? If you’ve earned a minimum of a conferred bachelor’s degree in another field of study, you can earn a master’s degree in nursing in as few as 20 months.
The Lourdes University Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing (DEMSN) covers 66 credits of course content in:
Our Direct Entry MSN is a mixed-format program that leads to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) without specialization. This program has been designed for non-nursing majors who desire to become a nurse and earn a master’s degree. It includes 66 hours of coursework with 780 hours of personalized instruction during the lab and clinical experience.
The program is hosted at our Sylvania, Ohio campus. We deliver this program through a blend of online and in-person experiences, including:
The Direct Entry MSN takes place over five semesters of study. It is approved by Ohio Board of Nursing.
As a Lourdes University DEMSN graduate, you will have the knowledge and competencies needed to make a positive impact on people, communities, and systems, with a focus on optimizing patient outcomes in complex health care environments.
After completing the program, you will be able to:
Synthesize liberal education and nursing knowledge within a systems framework for advanced nursing roles.
Exhibit critical thinking and evidence-based decision-making, incorporating scientific inquiry as a foundation to reach appropriate clinical judgements to support health promotion, disease prevention, and management of illness.
Develop leadership capabilities through analysis of the organization, policy, and financing of systems, and their effect on individuals and populations for optimal outcomes.
Employ effective communication, inter- and intra-disciplinary collaborative skills, and interprofessional partnerships to positively impact care through collaboration, management, coordination, and delivery.
Incorporate Franciscan ethics and standards of professional nursing, including core values and ethics of accountability, caring, communication, clinical reasoning, critical thinking, and lifelong learning.
Demonstrate leadership to plan change and promote quality outcomes affecting culturally diverse individuals and populations, while providing safe, high-quality care.
Non-nurse no longer. The combination of your non-nursing undergraduate degree and your advanced DEMSN studies will prepare you to be a compassionate nurse leader.