The MSN program in Hospice and Palliative Care will provide nurses the theory and practice to deliver advanced nursing care for end-of-life and chronic care patients and their support person(s). Nurses completing this program of study will be eligible for certification by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Center, be able to progress up an organization's clinical ladder structure, and open themselves up for leadership opportunities.
Online nursing schools and degree programs can vary widely in terms of quality, name recognition, and value. To assist those looking for a high-quality, accredited online MSN degree from a top online nursing school, we’ve assembled the following ranking of what we consider to be the best nursing schools offering online MSN programs in 2017. Our rankings are based on publicly available data evaluated according to several different criteria, including reputation, accreditation, student satisfaction, ratio of students to instructors, and tuition. Read more about our rankings philosophy and find a list of our other top college and degree rankings on our rankings page .
As a Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing graduate, you are eligible to apply for a post-master's certificate in advanced nursing practice. Credits required depend on the specialty selected but will range from 18-28 credits. Note that some options require a year of practice before beginning clinical practice courses. Individuals considering post-master's certificate programs at Marquette University must attain professional nursing licensure in the State of Wisconsin.
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