The Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) program of FEU-INGS prepares professional nurses for leadership and management roles in nursing practice, education, and advance research with the authority to shape the nursing care delivery system of the future in all health settings both local and global, which may lead to any of the following major tracks:
- Nursing Systems Administration (NSA)
- Medical-Surgical Nursing (MSN
- Maternal and Child Nursing (MCH)
The MAN degree requires completion of a total of 36 units – nine (9) units of which are basic courses, 15-18 units of major courses, three (3) units for elective / cognate courses, and 6 units of thesis writing. A full time MA student can enroll a maximum of 9 units per semester and is expected to complete 36 units inclusive of thesis writing and a comprehensive examination.
The graduate studies program of the Institute of Nursing offers comprehensive and excellent experience and understanding of scholastic and hypothetical contexts which are transformed into research-based academic undertakings.
This specialized program prepares the professional nurse to execute leadership skills in the improvement of health care delivery through research as they prepare to decide on cases with appropriate approaches in various settings. Specifically, the program will be delivered using the following modes:
To handle the diverse requirements of graduate studies, the courses allow learners to propose innovative changes to impact the delivery of health care through academic and research endeavors. They are also updated on current innovative information regarding patient care while applying critical thinking skills and evidence-based nursing in aid of decision-making for patient care. This method is embedded on the academic model of the university where critical, philosophical, and innovative thinking is promoted.
Through this approach, the students evaluate the health outcomes of care based on research evidences and executes sound ethical reasoning in the delivery of care. In addition, students are given in-depth practice on the application of legal and ethical principles in patient care across cultures.
The courses under MAN are delivered using both synchronous and asynchronous discussions with the aid of the learning management system or Canvas. Traditional classroom lectures are done during official class schedules, while additional learning materials such as article readings, videos, and other modes of instruction are made available in Canvas.
Likewise, extended consultations and conferences are arranged through Canvas. The courses are explained using blended instruction through modular activities and integrated concepts where students are given opportunities for mentorship through various auxiliary activities in the department. The students are also required to have group discussions and outputs with their faculty members and graduate studies colleagues through consultations and discourse.
Assessment and Research Work
The completion of courses under the MAN program is determined upon complete submission of requirements. The program will engage the students to develop innovative design using qualitative and quantitative methods of research as form of assessments towards the end of the program.
Prior thesis writing, students must undertake the comprehensive examination which determines their aptitude in synthesizing their understanding and learning throughout the program through a publishable research article or a pragmatic essay. It also addresses issues arising from the healthcare delivery system using critical thinking skills with research evidences as support.
This research output or essay can be developed further in their thesis writing, which will serve as a final requirement for awarding of the degree. Through these assessments, students can create excellent publishable research papers that will empower them to heighten the nursing practice as a profession.