MSN Program Overview

School of Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares graduates to assume leadership roles as administrators, educators, family nurse practitioners. The curriculum prepares graduates to design and implement nursing practices that take into account the values, beliefs, and self-care practices of individuals, and of families experiencing family-system deficits. Graduates are supported in acquiring expertise to evaluate and manage situations that may compromise a family in meeting universal, developmental, or health-deviation self-care requests. Each recipient of the MSN degree is specialized in family health nursing and has a professional role concentration in Nursing administration or Nursing education or Family nurse practitioner.

MSN Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Synthesize relevant knowledge and skills from nursing science and related disciplines for advanced family health nursing practice.
  2. Evaluate family nursing systems in order to provide nursing care in an advanced practice role.
  3. Initiate collaboration efforts in the health care delivery system to promote family health.
  4. Analyze ethical-legal issues that impact family health and wellness with accountability to self, the family, and the profession.
  5. Evaluate multiple cultural variables that effect the achievement of family health.
  6. Formulate and test hypothesis to validate theoretical constructs of advanced family health nursing practice.
  7. Propose leadership strategies, which influence health care policy, that impact family health.
  8. Develop a functional role as a teacher, administrator, family nurse practitioner, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist.
  9. Develop a base for advanced study at the postmaster's, pre-doctoral, and doctoral studies level. 


Graduates of SUSON's family nurse practitioner program meet eligibility requirements to take the American Nurse Credentialing Center's (ANCC) national certification or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) exams for family nurse practitioner.


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master's degree program in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Southern University and A&M College are accredited by the

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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