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Types of Masters Degrees in Healthcare

Types of Masters Degrees in Health Care

Probably the most popular graduate degree in healthcare is the Master of Science in Nursing, or MSN. We have devoted a section of this page to the MSN because there are several ways to go about earning one and a large number of specializations associated with it. The MSN degree began as a program in advanced nursing practice and has blossomed into an academic niche that provides sophisticated medical training for many types of treatment and administrative specializations. The MSN degree for nurse practitioner is being transitioned into a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) that by 2015 will be the only degree offered for the field.

Master of Science in Nursing Degrees:

  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Midwifery/Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist/Community Health
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist/Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist/Critical Care
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist/Gerontology
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist/Health Policy Nursing
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nursing & Health Systems Leadership
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist/Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist/Oncology
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist/Perinatal Nursing
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist/Psychiatric & Mental Health
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Nurse Educator
RN to MSN Degrees:

About forty percent of all new Registered Nurses are still obtaining their training through an Associate of Nursing degree (ADN) or a Diploma through a hospital based training program. One of the more popular degree options for advancement among RNs is the RN to MSN degree which is offered in three formats:

  • RN to MSN for nurses with an associate's degree or a diploma in nursing and a current nursing license. This degree usually provides for completion of the BSN and the MSN in one program, which is compressed so that both are completed in about three years.
  • RN to MSN for nurses with a BSN is a straightforward graduate program that can take eighteen months to two years to complete.
  • RN to MSN for nurses with a bachelor's degree in a field other than nursing is an option that focuses on the nursing courses required for the BSN and MSN, eliminating general education courses already covered in previous undergraduate studies.
There is also a remarkable range of career options offered in our additional list of healthcare graduate programs that include policy and administrative professions along with every sort of therapeutic, research and educational job in the ever expanding field of healthcare systems. Healthcare and medical research are at times virtually inseparable; some of these degrees reflect that fact. For example, working in epidemiology is a research role for many professionals but also a critical field of expertise in public health. Several of these degrees including the Master of Public Health (MPH) and the Master of Health Administration (MHA) have areas of specialization, some of which - such as gerontology - are mirrored by other degrees listed here.

Healthcare Masters Degrees:

  • Master of Biostatistics
  • Masters in Audiology
  • Masters in Clinical Counseling
  • Masters in Community Health
  • Masters in Dietetics
  • Masters in Epidemiology/Genetics
  • Masters in Exercise Science (Kinesiology)
  • Masters in Geriatric Health
  • Masters in Health Administration
  • Masters in Health Communication
  • Masters in Health Education
  • Masters in Health Science
  • Masters in Healthcare Informatics
  • Masters in Clinical Research Administration
  • Masters in Nutrition
  • Masters in Occupational Therapy
  • Masters in Patient Safety & Leadership
  • Masters in Physician Assistant
  • Masters in Physical Therapy
  • Masters in Prevention Science
  • Masters in Prosthetics & Orthotics
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH)
  • Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Masters in Speech Language Pathology
  • Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation
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