Our CCNE-accredited MSN in infection prevention and control program teaches nurses to create infection control programs and monitor critical infection control indicators in healthcare delivery systems. In this relevant program you’ll develop expertise in epidemiology, pathophysiology, and design and interpretation of surveillance systems.
Whether you want to add infection prevention and control to your resume, or are seeking an MSN in a field with immense opportunity, our MSN infection control program can give you the credentials you need. And your MSN maybe be closer than you think. CIC® may count for three courses toward your MSN degree.
Relevant to Market Needs
- Graduates are prepared to assume roles in managing health risk and safety systems in ambulatory, acute and long-term care settings as well as in the public health environment.
- Evidence-based nursing is the core of all programs.
- Go to school with nursing leaders from top facilities around the country (Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Geisinger Health System, Kaiser Permanente and more).
- Our competitive tuition rates and flexible payment options allow most of our students to graduate debt-free.
Flexible Online Format
- Our MSN, infection control courses are 100% online and designed for working professionals, giving you the convenience and control to participate in classes around your busy schedule.
- Classes are eight weeks in length and start monthly – a benefit you cannot find at most universities.
American Sentinel’s MSN, infection prevention and control specialization, was created following similar principles that are outlined in the Infection Control Professional Detailed Content Outline developed by the Certification Board for Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (The Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. is not affiliated with nor endorses any products or services provided herein.)
The nursing programs at American Sentinel University contain practice experiences. This is done to meet the accreditor requirement that RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN or DNP programs include practice experiences in the curricula to enable students to achieve the required educational competencies (AACN White Paper, Oct. 2012; DNP Essentials for Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice, 2006; ACEN 2013 Standards). These practice experiences have specific objectives, expected outcomes and competencies.
Practice experiences are not like the clinical experiences you completed to obtain your degree as a registered nurse. Practice experiences do not involve hands-on patient care. They are designed to provide you with the opportunity to apply the concepts and knowledge you learn in the nursing courses.
See MSN Practice Experiences for more information.
Our rigorous curriculum covers a breadth of issues in nursing and health care, giving nurses the foundation and skills to expand their practice. Here are a few of the MSN degree program’s key courses:
- Principles of Epidemiology (EPI500) provides an understanding of the core principles of epidemiology of human disease prevention and treatment, with particular emphasis on emerging infectious and blood-borne diseases.
- Collection and Interpretation of Surveillance Data (N572PE): Students implement a surveillance and epidemiologic investigation, collecting and analyzing data. This course includes practice experiences.
- Infection and Control Capstone Project (N555ICPE) is the culminating experience for the infection prevention and control specialization student. Students develop a comprehensive infection control program demonstrating mastery of the specialization objectives. This course contains practice experience activities.
Graduates of the MSN degree program, infection prevention and control specialization, will be able to:
- Apply principles of epidemiology to environmental risk assessment.
- Develop a comprehensive infection prevention and control program.
- Design a surveillance system.
- Interpret infection control data.
- Integrate roles as leaders and collaborators in various healthcare settings.
- Use theoretical knowledge to guide advanced nursing practice.
- Analyze models that expand the role of nurses in a global society.
- Evaluate legislation, policies, and economics as applied to the current healthcare environment.
- Appraise research to enhance professional nursing practice.
The mission of the MSN program is to prepare highly qualified professional nursing personnel to serve global healthcare communities as administrators, educators, and informatics specialists.
- Active, unencumbered RN license
- Bachelor of science nursing degree with a minimum GPA of 2.0
- Up to 18 credit hours can be transferred in
- Foreign students must hold a comparable degree as determined by NACES member outside evaluation service
- No GRE or other placement test is required service