rasmussen.edu | 888-5-RASMUSSEN SCHOOL OF NURSING 80 ALL CONTENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY ADDENDUM Master of Science in Nursing | PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZATIONS Empowered Learning Competency-Based Education Program Master of Science Degree CAREER OPPORTUNITIES (BY SPECIALIZATION AREA) Healthcare Technology, Simulation, and Informatics: • Chief Nursing Informatics Officer • Director of Clinical Informatics • Clinical Analyst • Nursing / Clinical Informatics Specialist • Clinical Educator • Simulation Education Specialist • Simulation Coordinator or Technologist • Director of Innovation • Innovation Specialist Nursing Education: • Faculty Role • Leadership Position in an Academic Setting • Staff Development • Director of Education Nursing Leadership and Administration: • Chief Nursing Officer • Director of Nursing • Nurse Manager • Nurse Administrator • Health Policy Strategist • Nurse Executive • Nurse Compliance Inspector OBJECTIVE Graduates of this program are prepared for socially just, culturally responsive, advanced nursing practice and to serve as ethical, safe, holistic, and innovative leaders of healthcare. As leaders in nursing, program graduates are prepared to navigate and integrate services across the connected healthcare system as part of an interprofessional collaborative team to promote excellence through cost- effective, accessible care in a rapidly changing, multicultural, global environment. They possess the knowledge and skills required to provide high-quality care, understand industry driven outcomes, and initiate change through leadership and innovation. Graduates develop a professional identity as master’s-prepared nurses grounded in a sense of inquiry and committed to lifelong learning while embracing the core values of the nursing profession. ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS Applicants must submit an application packet containing: • A completed program application form. • A professional essay, as prescribed in the application packet. • Two professional recommendation forms. • An active, unencumbered RN or APRN license issued by a board of nursing from the state where clinical hours will be completed. Rasmussen University defines a current, unencumbered license as a license that is unexpired and has not been reprimanded, stipulated, suspended, revoked, or has any current or prior disciplinary action regardless of current ability to practice. • Official transcript that reflects a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. • Applicants with a GPA of 2.8 (no rounding) to 2.99 may request an exception to the minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA requirement through the submission of a personal statement in the form of a written essay. Instructions and a scoring rubric for submitting a request for an exception may be obtained from the admissions advisor. The scoring of the committee will be final. When a completed application is submitted, it will be reviewed by the Dean of Post- Licensure Nursing. Applicants who have had their application packet approved must complete the following prior to being deemed eligible for entrance into the program: • Rasmussen University application and enrollment agreement • Complete and pass a criminal background check through Rasmussen University’s chosen third-party vendor • Any additional program-specific requirements as specified at the time of enrollment Entrants will receive written communication from the University confirming acceptance once all acceptance requirements have been met. Accepted applicants must complete the Rasmussen Experiential Online Orientation and the School of Nursing Orientation. In addition to meeting all other admissions requirements, applicants to this program must successfully complete and pass a criminal background check through Rasmussen University’s chosen third-party vendor. An additional background check may also be required during active enrollment prior to practicum or clinical placement depending on site requirements. Drug testing, proof of current immunizations, and proof of current CPR certification are not entrance requirement(s) for this program; however, some practicum sites may require drug testing, proof of current immunizations, or proof of current CPR certification prior to professional practice experience.