Regardless of politics, understanding key elements of healthcare policy can be a valuable skill for citizens—and could be a critical skill for nurses and other healthcare professionals. Chamberlain College of Nursing, a private, for-profit nursing school with campuses in several states and online, announced today that it is offering an online Master of Science in Nursing degree program with a specialty in healthcare policy.
Students may begin the program in September, and the healthcare policy track may be completed in two years if taken full time. Courses in the MSN program cover topics including nursing leadership, healthcare informatics, global health, and healthcare systems, politics, and policy.
In addition to the healthcare policy track, Chamberlain also offers online nursing degrees with tracks for students who hope to become nursing executives or nursing educators, a track in informatics, a joint MSN/ Master of Business Administration program, and a program for students participating in an RN to BSN to MSN degree plan.
To be considered for admission, applicants must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited college or university; must have earned at least a 3.0 grade point average in all undergraduate coursework and in nursing coursework; and must hold an active unrestricted Registered Nurse license.
Per credit hour, tuition as of July 2012 is $650 per credit hour, plus textbooks, supplies, and student services charges, making the total cost for the MSN degree program $29,160. Chamberlain offers discounts to alumni and members of the military, and scholarships for working parents and clinical educators.
Chamberlain, a private, for-profit institution, is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Its BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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