Sacred Heart University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
MSN, Nursing Education masters
MSN, Patient Care Service Administration masters
MSN, Clinical Nurse Leader masters
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

Many of the faculty teaching online are full-time faculty and have doctoral degrees. Each student is assigned an advisor who is full time. Sacred Heart University has been delivering quality graduat nursing education for over 10 years. The graduate programs have full accreditation by the Comission on Collegiate Nursing Education an arm of the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing. Our unique 8 week course modules allow students to move seamlessly through the program in 2 years.

School type Private
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms 8 Week Modules

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 3
Concentrations offered
Clinical nurse leadership
Nursing administration/leadership
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 3


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 24 full-time; 52 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 71% full-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 2
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 8 full-time; 30 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 13
Maximum class size 20

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Can earn degree entirely abroad Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus None
Same curricula for online and campus students Most


One-year retention rates N/A


Graduation rates N/A
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 2.5 years
Program target time to graduate 2 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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