Brookline College Announces Its First Masters Degree College Launches Online Master of Science in Nursing Education

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Brookline College Launches the First Masters Degree -- an Online Master of Science in Nursing Education

A Master’s degree in nursing education can open up new opportunities for nurses who wish to move beyond the bedside and help develop the next generation of nurses,” said Dr. Carol S. Kleinman, Vice President of Nursing Education, Brookline College.

Brookline College, a multi-campus higher education company headquartered in Phoenix, announced it has received final approval for the first Master’s program in the college’s history.

The 36-credit online Master of Science in Nursing Education program prepares individuals for entry-level careers as nurse educators in academic or health care settings. The program can be completed in approximately 12 months.

“Expanding our institution to include Master’s degree offerings is a major milestone for Brookline College,” said Ed Beauchamp, President of Brookline College. “While this is the first Master’s program offering in the history of the college, we are already considering additional Master’s degrees in other curriculum areas in 2012 and beyond.”

“We are pleased to build upon our current baccalaureate nursing programs and expand the options available to students who want to pursue a career in nursing education,” said Dr. Carol S. Kleinman, Vice President of Nursing Education at Brookline College. “Nursing educators are critical to meet the demand for nursing programs around the country. In fact, many schools cite the lack of faculty as a reason their schools cannot accommodate more students, which results in long waiting lists for some programs.”

“A Master’s degree in nursing education can open up new opportunities for nurses who wish to move beyond the bedside and join the ranks of those who develop the next generation of nurses,” said Dr. Kleinman.

This MSN program complements Brookline College’s existing Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs that started this year. The College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Baccalaureate Degree Graduates program is offered at its Phoenix and Albuquerque, NM campuses, while its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program its Phoenix campus.

Core courses in the program provide the foundation for the educator role in the areas of health systems and policy, organizational leadership, and research applications. Specialty courses provide learning related to theoretical foundations for higher education, roles of the nurse educator, teaching/learning theory and strategies, curriculum structure and design, assessment/evaluation of student learning, instructional technologies, and academic leadership roles. The program includes two practicum courses, one at the faculty or instructor level and one focused on academic leadership.

Brookline is now accepting applications for the first class, which is scheduled to begin in spring of 2012. For more information, contact Brookline College at (866) 514-3821.

Brookline College is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, and has five campus locations: Phoenix, Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Albuquerque, New Mexico and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as well as online programs. The college has served students for over 30 years.

Brookline College is approved to offer master, bachelor and associate degrees as well as diplomas in a variety of health care, business and legal programs; however, not every program is offered at every academic level at every campus location. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the campus they wish to attend to discuss program options. The Oklahoma City campus is licensed and approved to offer only diploma programs in Professional Therapeutic Massage and Medical Insurance and Coding Specialist only.    

The Arizona and New Mexico campuses of Brookline College are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Brookline College’s Oklahoma City campus is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE), 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg 300, Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350; 800-917-2081.
For more information about Brookline College’s graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other consumer important information, please visit the “Reporting and Disclosure” tab at http://www.brooklinecollege.edu.

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