The nursing profession is at a critical point in history. Technology and evidence-based practice continue to evolve at increasing speeds, and hospitals not only need nurses, they need leaders. Through the direct-entry Master of Science in Nursing at Saint Mary’s, you can transition to a career in nursing in two years with a master’s-level education. In doing so, you’ll be on the path to working in patient-centered care at an advanced level.
At Saint Mary’s, you will learn from faculty members who understand the current, complex nursing field. They are devoted to furthering their fields, practicing what they teach and bringing you the very latest in professional theory and technological advances.This practical knowledge is why Saint Mary’s College is the first in the state of Indiana to offer a direct entry master’s program for students with a baccalaureate in any other field of study. Considerable attention is paid to your ability to think critically and communicate effectively, imperative skills in today's job market.
The Nursing Sciences program at Saint Mary’s College ranks in the top 3% of the best nursing schools in the country, according to Nursing Schools Almanac (2020). Only Indiana University and Purdue University rank higher among nursing programs in the state.
In 2020, Saint Mary’s doubled down on its commitment to the Nursing Sciences by investing in the Center for Integrated Healthcare Education. This outstanding facility in the heart of campus is home to ultra-realistic clinical exam rooms and simulation labs, high-tech medical mannequins, state-of-the-art observation rooms, and expansive classrooms. In time, all health sciences will be located here providing nursing students interdisciplinary access to speech language pathology, autism studies, social work, and gerontology.
The nursing profession is changing. In addition to providing exceptional patient care, successful individuals must also develop as a strong, forward-thinking leader. It’s why transitioning to the field of nursing with an advanced degree is critical to your success. When you earn your MSN from Saint Mary’s, you will enter a job market eager for ambitious, dedicated professionals. Saint Mary’s College can help you develop the tools, skills, and knowledge you need to get there. With this advanced degree, you will learn to lead systemic change that improves health outcomes.