Personalized, career-focused education on campus or online.
online dual degrees are for the RN who holds a Bachelor's degree with
at least 2 years of work experience. It is designed for those who
wish to earn both the MSN (administrative track) and either the MHA
or the MBA for a total of 60 credits. Core content is shared so fewer
credits are completed overall, but a student cannot finish either
The MSN/MHA dual degree is designed for nurses who are, or plan to be, CEOs and facility
or hospital administrators. Further, nurse managers in hospitals
applying for ANCC's Magnet status will be required to hold a MSN by
2013, but many nurse managers want the MHA to speak the language of
their peers. A graduate of this program may elect to become certified
by the American Nurses Credentialing Commission (ANCC) as a nurse
executive. (Tuition amounts may vary depending on course and
The MSN/MBA dual
degree appeals to the nurses who are, or who plan to be, managers,
directors of nursing, or chief nursing officers (CNO). Further,
nurse managers in hospitals applying for ANCC's Magnet status will be
required to hold a MSN by 2013, but many nurse managers want the MBA
to speak the language of their peers. A graduate of this program may
elect to become certified by the American Nurses Credentialing
Commission (ANCC) as either a nurse administrator or an advanced
nurse administrator depending on their administrator experience.
amounts & course scheduling are discipline specific.
Co-Director for Graduate Nursing Programs
PhD, The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC
MA, Loyola University Chicago
MSN, The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC
BSN, University of Southern Maine
Learn more about Susan
MHA, Saint Joseph's College
BES, University of Minnesota
Learn more about Steven
PhD, University of Pittsburgh
MPA, Pennsylvania State University
BA, Millersville University
Learn more about Joyce
Co-Director for Graduate Nursing Programs
“I was surprised how much I could learn online. You would think that you have to be in a classroom to learn. But the way you could read the thoughts of others on the discussion board was challenging and interesting.”
“It has been a dream to go to the master’s level. I wanted to become more independent and autonomous. I’m just amazed that I made it through with full-time work and kids to manage. It was SO much.”
“I’ve always wanted to earn this degree. Saint Joseph’s College made it possible so that I could continue working full time and study in the middle of the night. I was surprised how supportive the teachers were. They have the best advisors.”
nurses (RNs) constitute the largest healthcare occupation, with 2.6
million jobs. About 60 percent of RN jobs are in hospitals.
of RNs is expected to grow much faster than the average and, because
the occupation is very large, 581,500 new jobs will result, among the
largest number of new jobs for any occupation. Additionally, hundreds
of thousands of job openings will result from the need to replace
experienced nurses who leave the occupation. Employment of registered
nurses is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2008 to 2018, much
faster than the average for all occupations.
MSN (regardless of track) is now the required degree for teaching in
RN preparation programs. In some states, the MSN is required for
staff development roles as well.
Find your place at our 474-acre campus on the shore of Sebago Lake. With more than 40 academic programs to choose from, and a robust extracurricular club and athletics environment, Saint Joseph’s home on the lake is the perfect place to prepare for your future.
Offering distance education for learners of all ages since 1976, Saint Joseph’s online programs include certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees—academic levels that suit your level.
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Advance your career with our online programs—from certificates on up to master’s degrees. We have provided distance learning for 40 years, so you can count on our expertise to prepare you for your future.