The School of Nursing has a state-of-the-art learning laboratory, which has both mid- and high-level technology simulation equipment for practice of skills prior to actual clinical experiences.
In addition, students have supervised clinical experiences throughout Lake and Porter County as well as in the Chicago area during the program of study.
MSN students learn assessment skills throught the use of standardized patience in the School of Medicine.
What can I do with a B.S. in Nursing?
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) projects a shortage of one million registered nurses by 2020. This escalating shortage signals a promising career in nursing.
Upon completion of the nursing program and passing of the national registered nurse licensure exam, graduates will have opportunities to practice in a variety of settings or pursue an advanced degree.
What can I do with an MSN FNP in Nursing?
In 2016, the mean full-time base salary of a Nurse Practitioner was $102,526 (American Academy of Nursing Practitioners, 2016).
- Nurse Practitioners hold prescriptive privileges, including controlled substances in all 50 states and D.C. (AANP, 2016).
- Nurse practitioners when compared to primary care physicians have comparable and in some cases, better patient outcomes in ambulatory care settings (Mundinger et al., 2000).
- Patients of nursing practitioners report high levels of patient satisfaction and high quality care (Horrocks, Anderson & Salisbury, 2002).
Last Fall the US Department of Education passed guidelines for universities to provide disclosures to students about their programs that lead to licensure. This disclosure will inform students whether or not our programs meet other states’ requirements for licensure (pre-licensure or APRN programs). This evaluation is being done currently.