Have you thought about earning a Master of Science in Nursing? Advanced practice nurses are in high demand, and they don't all work bedside.
Concordia’s nonclinical MSN pathways
All nurses help people and save lives, but there are many different capacities in which nurses can do this. If you are a registered nurse, you’ve experienced first-hand how providing direct care to patients helps them recover from ailments and makes a lasting impact on their lives.
Nurses who work in nonclinical roles have the opportunity to improve healthcare for larger groups and entire populations, making an impact on even more people.
Earn an MSN in clinical nursing education
The U.S. is facing a severe shortage of nurse educators. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), nursing schools in the United States turned away more than 80,000 qualified applicants to undergraduate and graduate nursing programs in 2019, and the number one reason cited for doing so was faculty shortages. We can’t train enough nurses to meet the demand for the profession if there aren’t enough educators to teach them.
If you’re passionate about nursing and want to explore new ways to make a difference, think about becoming a nurse educator. You could have a huge impact on the lives of many patients through the nurses you train. These nurses will be equipped to go out into the field and provide the same quality care you’ve learned to provide in your experience as a nurse. Nurse educators can work in academia or in a clinical setting, giving you further control to drive your career in the direction that best fits your skillset.
Pursue an MSN in healthcare informatics
Moving into an informaticist/informatician role is another great way for nurses to advance in their careers and expand the reach of their work. Nurses in these roles analyze data to make evidence-based decisions, improving the quality of care for patients and health outcomes for larger populations.
Do you have an analytical mindset and an aspiration to help improve healthcare? Becoming a nurse informaticist could be your way to make a difference.
Free information session on Thursday, April 8th, 2021
Concordia University is offering a free virtual information session on Thursday, April 8th 2021 at 6:30 PM CDT.
Learn more about the different nonclinical pathways Concordia offers to help you reach your career goals in the nursing profession. Do you have questions? Feel free to bring them.
Concordia’s grad nursing program options
- In addition to our MSN Nurse Educator and our MSN Healthcare Informatics, Concordia also offers two practitioner tracks of our MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
- We also offer a Post BSN to DNP program. This program allows you to bypass your master’s and pursue the highest level of nursing education.
Can’t make it?
If you can’t make it, you can book a call with one of our Inquiry Support Specialists. They’re equipped to help answer your questions and connect you with the information you need. No matter what your next move is in your nursing education, we’re here to help you make it with confidence.
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