Master of Science Nursing, Infection Prevention and Control Specialization
The American Sentinel MSN, infection prevention and control specialization, prepares experienced nurses to create programs and monitor critical infection control indicators in health care delivery systems. Students will develop expertise in epidemiology, data management and data mining that improves patient care and develops infection prevention and control polices to ensuring patient safety.
The specialization emphasizes understanding the infrastructure necessary to improve practice while safeguarding the security and privacy of data. Graduates will be prepared to assume critical roles managing health risk and safety systems in ambulatory, acute and long-term care settings, as well as in the public health environment.
American Sentinel's MSN, infection prevention and control specialization, was created using guidelines from the Certification Board for Infection Control and Epidemiology and the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses guidelines sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Students graduating with American Sentinel's MSN, infection prevention and control specialization, complete 36 credit hours of course work. Students may be eligible to transfer up to 18 credit hours from previous graduate study.
Infection Prevention and Control Specialization Learning Outcomes
- Graduates of the MSN 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.
- Create infection prevention and control guidelines.
- Design a surveillance system.
- Analyze and interpret infection control data.