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Graduate Nursing Student Handbook

Graduating from one of CSB’s three graduate nursing programs ensures that you will meet the criteria for leadership, education and advanced clinical nursing positions.

Consider this:

High demand career.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives and nurse practitioners to grow by 45% from 2019 to 2029—a growth rate approximately 10 times faster than the average for all occupations.

Born to lead.

With a higher level of education, MSN graduates often perform managerial duties, whereas RNs and BSN graduates may complete more practical, experiential work.

Flexible working hours and conditions.

Earning an MSN may allow a nurse to work in a different capacity for fewer hours at a rate of similar or increased pay.

Better Compensation.

On average, primary care nursing practitioner make over $90,000 annually and have increased earning potential.

100% Clinical Placement.

Our partnerships with preceptors in a range of family practice and specialty areas offer experiences that will advance your nursing career.

Flexible, hybrid program.

Learn at a pace that allows you to balance your education with your family and career obligations.

The program is created for a full-time option; however, there may be part-time options available for the DNP Leadership tracks. The full-time option for the FNP track would take 3 years to complete (including summers).

The first year of the program will be designed as a hybrid format that should be able to be completed while working. The FNP clinical rotations will start the summer after year 2 and will consist of 1-3 days a week of onsite clinical hours with a preceptor.

The programs are designed to be hybrid, meaning there will be some online components (synchronous and asynchronous) as well as in-person classes. You will be required to be on campus with your cohort 1-3 times per semester and you will be provided these dates in advance. The clinical skill courses may require additional in person time in the lab.

Several of the faculty who were involved in course development and will be teaching in the program are certified online instructors with previous history teaching in an online environment.

The college will coordinate with area health systems to set up clinical experiences for you. If you desire a clinical rotation with your current employer, the school can work with the facility to try to coordinate a clinical rotation for you.

Cost savings.

*The number and credits of graduate course transfers varies, but is usually limited.