MSN Degree Highlights
McNeese’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree offers the knowledge and training necessary for nurses to grow professionally, expand their expertise in the nursing field and successfully sit for post-graduation certification and license exams.
With curriculum consistent with the Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master in Science of Nursing (ICMSN), the MSN program at McNeese features instruction by experienced faculty and hands-on training in clinical settings. Our program equips students with the skills and experience to practice evidence-based care and effectively serve distinct patient populations or pass their knowledge on to the next generation of nurses.
Learn at your own pace and from your own home
As a graduate nursing student at McNeese, you will enjoy the flexibility of a fully online degree while still receiving the full support of the Department of Nursing‘s faculty and staff and McNeese’s advanced facilities. For the past several years, our student certification rates for family nurse practitioners and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners has been 100%, and most of our graduates have secured post certification and licensure employment prior to graduation.
At a Glance
Degree Type: Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
Program Length: 35-46 credit hours
Master's Degree in Nursing Concentrations
Family nurse practitioners (FNPs) specialize in preventive health services, health education and disease management. FNPs often work with the same patients for many years, monitoring health and wellness, treating minor acute illnesses and managing chronic diseases.Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum
Students in the nursing education concentration learn the leadership and communication skills needed to become effective educators and mentors to the next generation of nursing students.Nursing Education Curriculum
Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners are advanced practice registered nurse specialists who assess and diagnose mental health issues and offer treatment by means of pharmacotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic interventions.Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Curriculum
What Can You Do with a Master's Degree in Nursing?
Nursing is a high-demand field in Louisiana and across the U.S., and an MSN degree can open doors to new positions and higher salaries. Here are just a few of the career and educational opportunities for graduates:
Graduate Schools or Programs
- Doctor of Nursing Practice, Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
- Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing
- Doctor of Nursing Science
Potential Job Titles or Employers
Archer Institute of LCMH
Beauregard Memorial Hospital
CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital
Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Jennings American Legion Hospital
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
Programs Related to the Master’s in Nursing
Dr. Deanna Fredericks Harless, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC