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Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education 

The Wesley College Department of Nursing offers an RN to Master of Science in Nursing degree (MSN) designed for the Registered Nurse (RN) with or without a Bachelor’s degree.  Students enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to continue their personal and professional growth through liberal arts and science courses and graduate level nursing education.  The course of study emphasizes the Department of Nursing’s belief that a strong foundation in liberal studies is essential to professional nursing practice.  Concomitantly, the program prepares the nurse for advanced practice in a wide variety of health care settings to promote and maintain high level wellness and to improve health care delivery in a rapidly changing society.  This RN to MSN is an innovative and creative option that prepares the registered nurse whose basic credential is the hospital school diploma, the collegiate Associate Degree in Nursing or the Collegiate Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, to assume an advanced practice role as a clinical nurse specialist.

Mission and the philosophy of the nursing department

Welcome to the nursing department from Dr. Robert Contino, Ed.D., MSN, RN

Accreditation and Approval

Nursing Honor Society, Tau Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International

Wesley IRB

Graduates of Master of Science in Nursing:

  • Synthesize existing nursing theoretical and social frameworks that may serve as a basis for professional nursing practice in community health promotion and wellness.
  • Influence organizational structure in relation to functions and outcomes.
  • Demonstrate leadership through effective decision making that stimulates change, quality improvement, and safe practice
  • Measure outcomes utilizing evidence-based research that supports advanced practice nursing in the community setting
  • Generate innovative nursing interventions and practice in varied community health care settings
  • Maximize the potential of technologies in the provision of advanced practice interventions that enhance communication, coordination, and integration of care
  • Participate in the culture of lifelong learning and professional growth
  • Function independently and collaboratively with other inter-professional teams in the health care system
  • Analyze the social, economic, political and cultural forces influencing advocacy with the health care delivery system

Master of Science in Nursing Program 2011-2012 Student Guide


  • Career mobility model that allows progression without repetition
  • Evening classes that meet once weekly; same day the entire program
  • Full time doctoral prepared faculty teaching in small seminars
  • Emphasis on expert roles in practice, research and education
  • Thesis or non-thesis option


  • Maintenance of unencumbered RN license
  • Overall 3.0 cumulative average and nursing major average
  • Completion of modified college core (21 credits) for non-BSN student

For further information please contact Nancy Rubino, Graduate Program Director, at nancy.rubino(at)wesley.edu.

Core Requirements
Meet the Faculty