School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing
The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) and the Post-Master’s Certificate Programs in Nursing Education is to prepare registered nurses in the specialty role of nurse educator for faculty positions in schools of nursing and as clinical educators in health care facilities, in community settings and in other health care organizations. The programs are founded on beliefs in a moral community of learners committed to protecting and defending the dignity of every person in a contemporary era of encounter, dialogue, collaborative partnerships, transformation, technology advancement and global interactivity required to promote caring, integrity, diversity and excellence in nursing practice through nursing education.
Approval and Accreditation
The Master of Science in Nursing and the Post-Master’s Certificate programs in nursing education have received the initial approval of:
Tennessee Board of Nursing
Division of Health Related Boards
665 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37243
The Master of Science in Nursing Program and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Program at Aquinas College, established in 2012, have been deemed eligible to participate in the candidacy process leading to accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).
Human Dignity and Ethics in Health Care
As a Catholic and Dominican college, the Aquinas College School of Nursing takes a leadership position in promoting human dignity and ethics in health care. In early 2013, the School of Nursing founded the Center for the Study of Human Dignity and Ethics in Health Care, to affirm, protect and defend the dignity of the human person through education, consultation, research and service.
Hear Brother Ignatius Perkins, O.P., Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., A.N.E.F., Dean of the School of Nursing and founder of the Center, talk about this new initiative at Aquinas College.