Master of Science in Nursing Degree
Master of Science in Nursing
Dr. Denise McCollim, Chair
The purpose of this degree is to prepare the registered nurse to use
scriptural and traditional methods of nursing education in both the clinical
and classroom settings.
Learning Outcomes: Graduates of the nursing program will be able to
- evaluate personal and professional decisions based on a moral,
legal, ethical, and biblical worldview;
- demonstrate effective delegation, prioritization, and decisionmaking
as a leader in both educational and clinical settings;
- apply current trends in healthcare policy, informatics, and quality
improvement to personal practice in both educational and
- incorporate theory and findings from the natural and behavioral
sciences and from nursing into the delivery of evidence-based,
culturally-appropriate, outcome-oriented nursing care to individuals,
families, and populations;
- utilize principles of professional communication and collaboration
to build effective relationships with other healthcare personnel;
- perform advanced nursing skills safely and competently for individuals
at all stages of the life span in both direct and indirect
care roles; and
- integrate the roles of a nurse educator as a teacher, leader, and
evaluator in healthcare, academic, and clinical settings.
Courses such as advanced pathophysiology and pharmacology enhance
the nurse’s knowledge base while subjects on research, curriculum
development, and testing and evaluation prepare the nurse to critically
examine and implement various teaching methods and outcomes. Upon
completion of this program, the registered nurse is fully equipped to
teach undergraduate nursing curricula using scriptural and traditional
The master’s degree in nursing at Pensacola Christian College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).
The Master of Science in Nursing program allowed me to increase my knowledge of medicine by building on what I learned on the undergraduate level. I was able to see a different side of nursing and improve my skills around seasoned faculty. One of my favorite parts of the program was getting to use what I’ve learned in the clinical setting. I plan to hold to the philosophy of considering work not just a profession, but a ministry, as I pursue my lifelong dream of going to medical school. After becoming a doctor, I hope to serve as a medical missionary.
—Mike (’12 M.S.N. Graduate)
of 21 months of residence
work (fall, spring, summer, fall,
and spring) is required.
Admission Requirements. Graduate applicants
in the M.S.N. program must hold a
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.),
hold an active Florida nursing license,
and be employed by Pensacola Christian
See Graduation Requirements.