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UW-Green Bay admits first Master of Science in Nursing students

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Professional Program in Nursing has announced that 19 registered nurses (RNs) have been accepted to the first cohort in the new online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership and Management in Health Systems program. Living in 16 cities and six states across the country, with undergraduate degrees from four universities (most are UW-Green Bay alumni), the new admits will begin online MSN courses in Fall of 2013. The average age of those admitted is 42 years old, and the average grade point average is 3.6 (on a 4.0 scale).

The newly admitted RNs aspire to management and leadership roles and practice in diverse areas ranging from the intensive care unit to home care and public health, long-term care, surgery, cardiac care, mental health, emergency services, oncology and correctional nursing. Many already hold managerial or leadership roles such as directors, team leaders, quality measures, vice presidents of business — and even a hospital chief nursing officer.

The UW-Green Bay faculty and staff consulted with nurse managers and leaders across the nation in developing the curriculum for the MSN program. The curriculum covers 34 credits in 12 online courses delivered over two years (six consecutive academic periods). Students will participate in practicum placements during the second year at sites close to their homes.

For more information regarding the UWGB MSN Leadership and Management in Health Systems, visit the program website at www.uwgb.edu/nursing/msn/, email nursingmsn@uwgb.edu or contact Jan Malchow, (920) 465-2722 or malchowj@uwgb.edu.

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