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Master of Science in Nursing Tracks


Adult Health and Illness, Clinical Nurse Specialist

The track for clinical nurse specialist prepares a professional for overseeing nursing care for a group of well or ill clients in hospitals, home, and primary care settings, acting as a program director in some positions. Two major areas of responsibility include direct and indirect patient care. This nurse moves in and out of direct care situations when expert skill and knowledge are required. The clinical nurse specialist is accountable to patients, advocates for them, and evaluates the quality of nursing services. In indirect care, this nurse's responsibility is primarily to a nursing staff, serving as a consultant, bringing expert clinical knowledge to health care providers on a system-wide basis, and applying current research findings to patient care. This nurse's expertise contributes greatly to the plan of care for patients.
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This track can be combined with the certificate in gerontology as an option for a gerontology clinical nurse specialist.

MSN in Nursing Administration / MBA
This dual degree program prepares nurses for leadership positions in a reformed health care system in all types of nursing and health care practice settings. The curriculum focuses on the disciplines of nursing, management, and business and emphasizes the delivery of quality health care services. Graduates participate fully in the strategic and operational activities of health care agencies.
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Nursing Service Administration (must have an MBA)
This MSN degree track is designed for registered nurses who already have a MBA and who wish to earn a master's of science degree in nursing service administration. This track prepares the graduate student for leadership positions in health care delivery systems in all types of nursing and health care practices. The curriculum focuses on the discipline of nursing and health care. Registered nurses with a baccalaureate degree in a field outside of nursing and an MBA must complete the RN to MSN Bridge program before applying to this MSN track.
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Nursing Administration
This MSN degree track prepares the graduate student for leadership positions in a health care delivery system in all types of nursing and health care practices. The curriculum focuses on the discipline of nursing and health care.
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Nurse Anesthetist (NAST)
This track prepares a professional nurse to obtain through successful completion of the national certifying examination, certification as a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). This track is offered in partnership with the Frank G.Tornetta School of Anesthesia. Applicants must be accepted frist by the Frank G. Tornetta School of Anestesia before they can be accepted by La Salle University for this track. Please call 610-290-2139 for an application packet. CRNAs provide anesthesia and anesthesia - related care to facilitate diagnostic, therapeutic, or surgical procedures. The scope of practice of CRNAs includes: preanesthetic assessment, anesthetic techniques (general, regional, local, and monitored sedation), insertion and maintenance of noninvasive and invasive monitoring modalities, airway management, implementation of acute and chronic pain management modalities, implementation of basic and advanced cardiac life support techniques, and post anesthesia evaluation. This nurse's expertise contributes greatly to the plan of care for patients.
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Primary Care of Adults, Nurse Practitioner
This track prepares students to provide direct care and to take leadership in the primary care of adults. Primary care sites include outpatient clinics, work sites, college health services, emergency rooms, home health and other community based settings, Upon completion of this track, students are eligible for certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and for national certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.
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Primary Care of Families, Nurse Practitioner

This track prepares students to provide direct care and to take leadership in the primary care of families. Primary care sites include outpatient clinics, work sites, college health services, emergency rooms, home health and other community based settings. Upon completion of this track, students are eligible for certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and for national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
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Public Health Nursing

This track prepares public health nurses to meet health needs of diverse populations through community assessment, program planning, and policy development. The strategies of consumer advocacy and resource utilization are important components of the track. Graduates are prepared to integrate the fields of nursing, community development, politics, administration, education, public policy, epidemiology, sociology, and research in urban as well as rural settings.
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Czekanski, Kathleen, PhD, RN, CNE
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Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone (215) 951-1322
Fax (215) 951-1896
e-mail: msnapn@lasalle.edu



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