About the Program
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The program prepares nurses for a variety of leadership roles in the health care delivery system. The adult-gerontology and family nurse practitioner primary care concentrations have been approved by the state boards of nursing and medicine in Virginia. The concentration in nursing administration prepares nurses to function in management positions in hospitals, nursing homes, community health agencies, and other health-related facilities. The nurse educator concentration prepares graduates for faculty positions in schools of nursing, as well as nurse educator positions in hospitals and community health care agencies. George Mason University’s School of Nursing offers innovative MSN programs including post-RN (RN to MSN pathway) and an MSN Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education.
From left: Dr. Margie Rodan, Dr. Robin
Remsburg, and Dr. Carol Filak
review posters on Research Day.
The George Mason University School of Nursing will be a nationally recognized center of excellence in inquiry, knowledge, and expertise. The school’s educators, clinicians, and researchers produce the next generation of nursing leaders empowered and focused on innovative responses to address the challenges of a rapidly changing and culturally diverse health care environment.
MSN Program Mission Statement
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs prepare graduates to function as providers, coordinators, and managers of care and for leadership, advanced practice, and nurse scholar roles, as well as members of the nursing profession. Graduates of the MSN programs are prepared to function as interdisciplinary health professionals and citizens who provide leadership, care and service to the community. The MSN program promotes health and well-being through its programs and centers, engaging in scholarly activities and research with the aim of maximum health for all people.
MSN Program Goal
The goal of the master’s program is to prepare advanced practice nurses in the fields of clinical practice, nursing education in academia or health care settings, and nurse leaders.
Many of the courses are offered online, and some are held in a classroom.
The practicum component of the MSN is an opportunity to refine and expand upon your clinical skills under the supervision of an expert preceptor in your selected area of concentration.