New Semester, New Degree Programs

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Registered nurses are now able to earn an MSN online.

The fall semester marks the launch of dynamic new graduate degree programs in Nursing and Social Work, as well as a brand-new undergraduate major in Medical Humanities.

The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) offers three concentrations – administration, education and clinical research – providing “registered nurses the opportunity to advance their practice and education, and to specialize in an area that’s meaningful to them,” says School of Nursing Dean Janice Smolowitz.

In the new Master of Social Work (MSW) program, advanced practitioners are being prepared to provide clinical and advocacy services to vulnerable children, teens and their families.

“Graduates will promote the well-being of their clients by engaging in ethical, culturally competent and evidence-based practice – and by demonstrating a strong commitment to social and economic justice,” says MSW Program Director Svetlana Shpiegel.

The new bachelor’s degree in Medical Humanities examines far-ranging questions about health and illness, and connects the hard science of modern medicine with the healing powers of art.

Students will delve into the social sciences, humanities, arts, biomedical sciences and caregiving disciplines to explore and understand the human experience of health and illness, says Jeff Gatrall, director of the BA in Medical Humanities program.