Northwest Missouri State University plans to use their state grant announced last month to fund scholarships for students in Northwest’s Master of Science in Nursing nurse educator program and support professional development of nurse educators in the nursing program.
Northwest received $147,500 from the $5 million dollars of a special appropriation to the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The announcement of the award was made in December.
Northwest offers an online RN to BSN program as well as two 30-hour online Master of Science in Nursing programs that allow students to earn specializations as nurse executive or nurse educator. Both programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing’s Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation and are designed to be student-centered programs that are work around or with a nurse’s schedule.
The RN-BSN and MSN programs consist of seven-week sessions and allow students to complete the program in less than a year. RN to BSN students also have the opportunity to earn a nurse manager certificate through the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.