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How to Select the Right School for Your MSN Degree
Earning a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN degree) can qualify you for some of the top nursing careers. But knowing you want to earn a master’s in nursing is not the same as knowing which university’s MSN program is right for you. After all, there are a lot of options. Here’s what you need to consider when looking at nursing schools.
In order to earn a credible master of science in nursing degree, you need to attend a university with an accredited MSN program. Specifically, you should look for Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accreditation. CCNE is a national accreditation agency focused on ensuring the quality and integrity of nursing degree programs and residency programs. When a university has CCNE accreditation, you can be certain it provides nursing education that meets the highest standards.
A Variety of MSN Degree Specializations
Many master’s in nursing programs offer a variety of MSN degree specializations, allowing you to focus on the area you most prefer. By offering specializations, a university demonstrates a strong commitment to nursing and an ability to educate students in all nuances of the profession. MSN degree specializations a university may offer include:
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