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Posted: 3/15/2010

New for the fall 2010 semester, the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing will offer two masters tracks online:  Clinical Nurse Specialist and Health .  An online Nurse Educator Certificate option is also coming soon.

"Today's nurses -- perhaps more than other healthcare professionals -- occupy a unique and pivotal position in the constantly evolving environment of healthcare management and delivery," says master's program director Julie Stanik-Hutt, PhD, ACNP-BC, CCNS, FAAN. "Offering our Clinical Nurse Specialist and Health online will help prepare more nurses around the globe for these important roles."

Through specific focused coursework and the three clinical experiences, students in the Health track can focus on management and administration or expand management of systems to include information technology, health policy or case management/population management. Graduates will be qualified to work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, primary care health centers, ambulatory centers, rehabilitation facilities, integrated health systems, and networks of managed care.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist track prepares nurses to influence healthcare agencies, political systems, and public and professional organizations to deliver the best evidence-based care by targeting safe, high quality, cost-effective, and patient- and family-centered practices. Students can choose to specialize in areas such as adult health, forensics, oncology, acute/critical care, child health, and gerontology.

Also coming soon is an online Nurse Educator Certificate option, comprised of four 3-credit courses that cover the basics of teaching strategies, educational evaluation, and curriculum theory and design.

To learn more about these programs, or to apply, visit www.nursing.jhu.edu/masters or contact the Office of Admissions and Student Services at 410-955-7548 or jhuson@jhu.edu.