Purpose

The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing curricula is to prepare a nurse with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to function in an expanded role. The program prepares nurses with expertise in the areas of nursing education and clinical leadership. The Master of Science in Nursing degree also prepares graduates to function in interprofessional roles such as providers and organizers serving patient-specific and population-based care across the continuum in various healthcare settings. Central to the curriculum are LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing core values, theoretical concepts, clinical decision-making and problem-solving skills necessary for the masters-prepared registered nurse to impact healthcare delivery and patient outcomes. Core content includes advanced health assessment, advanced pathophysiology and advanced pharmacology.