- Function effectively in advanced nursing practice roles in a variety of settings.
- Engage in personal and professional development through life-long learning.
- Broaden career mobility and opportunities in nursing.
- Promote the art of nursing by valuing the unique relationships among people, which create meaning and preserve human dignity;
- Synthesize theoretical, experiential, and research knowledge as the scientific basis for advanced nursing practice;
- Use the ethical and legal standards recognized by the nursing profession to guide advanced nursing practice;
- Implement knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research to improve nursing practice by evaluating published research, applying findings to practice, and participating in research activities;
- Incorporate findings from teaching/learning theories and research to educate individuals and groups;
- Implement knowledge of health policy, financial aspects of health care, and the organization of health delivery systems to influence continuous improvement in health care;
- Fulfill a leadership role in individual and population healthcare through effective collaboration, client and peer advocacy, sensitivity to diversity, and ongoing participation in professional organizations;
- Negotiate an appropriate role for advanced nursing practice in the context of a dynamic health care system;
- Demonstrate advanced oral and written communication abilities;
- Demonstrate the ability to access, use, and evaluate information and information technologies.
- Influence healthcare outcomes for individuals, populations, and systems through advanced assessment of health promotion, prevention, and continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
Prerequisite Course Requirements
- MSN 6502 Contemporary Concepts in Advanced Practice Roles
- MSN 6608 Evidence Based Practice in the Health Professions
- MSN 7741 Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System
- MSN 7750 Teaching and Learning in Nursing
- MSN 6500 Leadership Roles in Advanced Nursing Practice (First course)
- MSN 6609 Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
- MSN 6610 Advanced Physical Assessment for Nurse Leaders
- MSN 6646 Philosophy and Ethics in Advanced Nursing Roles
Cost and Schedule
Guild provides reduced cost education for working adults. We’ll help you have an affordable path to move your education forward.
The Lifelong Learning Credit (up to $2000) and the American Opportunity Tax Credit* (up to $2500) are both available annually to U.S. students.
Guild negotiates reduced tuition with partner colleges and programs, giving you affordable options from the start.
Guild works with your employer to offer corporate tuition assistance to qualified employees.
Guild is committed to reduce the cost of higher education for hard-working adults. We'll help make an affordable path to move your education forward.
* The American Opportunity Tax Credit is only available for eligible students in undergrad or master's degree programs. All other funding categories are available for all eligible students. Please check with your individual employer to verify your eligibility.
Guild is designed for working adults. With 100% online classes, you work and study when it’s most convenient for you.
Your team is here to support you through admissions, the financial aid process, and each of your classes
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Student in Guild's Management Training Program, starting her degree at CSU Global in 2017
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B.A. in Special Education (K-12) at Western Governors University
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San Jose, California
Frequently Asked Questions
- A path to finish your degree or take graduate courses, at little to no cost
- A personal college and career adviser to help you navigate programs and offerings
- Online classes that allow you to work at your own pace
- Relevant classes and programs designed to help you advance in your career
- Credit recognition for past college credits and corporate credits towards your degrees
- Students first: We're here to help you, and you come first in our world. In exchange, we expect you give your all and to support your fellow classmates.
- We learn best by doing: Experimentation, learning by doing, feedback and reflection lay at the core of every learning experience with Guild.
- Feedback makes us better, in fact, it’s a gift: Practice only makes perfect when we get feedback on how to improve.
- Reflection is a need-to-have, not a nice-to-have: Reflection allows us to digest the learnings and feedback we’ve received.
- Community matters: We’re all in this together and we expect all Guild members to appreciate the role we play in each other’s learning experience.