Master of Science in Nursing: Nursing Leadership and Education

General Description
At Northwest Nazarene University we believe all graduate nurses are leaders and educators, regardless of the roles assumed in practice. The Master of Science in Nursing: Leadership and Education prepares the graduate nurse to a) provide clinical leadership in a variety of settings and b) to educate nurses, patients and nursing students.  The course of study provides an opportunity for both Baccalaureate and Associate degree nurses to earn the degree.  Offered fully online, the MSN: Leadership and Education utilizes a cohort model where students progress through the courses with a cohort of their peers.  The course of study consists of 36 graduate credits and can be completed fulltime in 4 semesters.  The culminating activity results in an evidence-based practice project.  Students wishing to complete a thesis may do so with the support of their advisor. 
The goal of Master of Science in Nursing: Leadership and Education area of study is to prepare graduate nurses to meet the challenges of an ever-changing health care environment and to provide accessible graduate education in nursing that meets the demands of the profession while maintaining the highest degree of academic rigor and integrity.

Leonie Sutherland, PhD, RN – Professor and Director
Jan Crabill, PhD, RN – Associate Professor
Linda Valenzuela, DNP, RN - Associate Professor
Adjunct Faculty
Carol Bett, PhD, RN
Carol Coose, EdD, RN
Cara Gallegos, PhD, RN
Rebecca Murphy, MS

Kattie Payne, EdD, RN
The Master of Science in Nursing: Leadership and Education is 36 credits