Masters of Science in Nursing

The MSN Care and Outcomes Manager (COM) program is designed to equip nurses with the knowledge and skills to lead change, promote health and elevate care in various roles and settings.

There are three entry points into the MSN curriculum:

  • Entry-Level Masters – for non-nurses with a degree in another field who want to complete the RN and MSN in 27 months
  • BSN to MSN – for nurses with a BSN to earn a MSN
  • RN-B to MSN – for nurses with a bachelor degree in another field to earn the MSN

The core MSN curriculum prepares an Advanced Generalist, who has the knowledge and skills required of all masters‐prepared nurses as determined by the AACN Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (2011).  The MSN student may also choose an area of specialization.

Three areas of role specialization are available:

  • Clinical Nurse Leader®
  • Nurse administrator
  • Clinical nurse educator

PLU MSN graduates are nursing leaders and educators throughout the Puget Sound area, Washington and across the US.  The MSN Care and Outcomes curriculum also prepares the graduate to continue on to doctoral study, either a PhD or DNP.

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