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Sacred Heart University


Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University Online is an affordable and convenient way to earn a degree online from a university ranked among America’s best colleges. Experience Sacred Heart’s signature core values and degree programs based on interactive personal attention, small classes, and rigorous academics offer students a unique life platform for career advancement and personal fulfillment.

Sacred Heart University has developed a core curriculum that is fundamental to becoming a knowledgeable and educated person; and essential for personal and professional success in a global and ever changing world.

Accreditation and recognition for Sacred Heart includes:

  • Regional accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Our RN to BSN and MSN programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Second largest Catholic university in New England
  • Named one of the top 30 master's level colleges and universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report in the 2010 edition of America's Best Colleges
  • Included in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review's The Best 376 Colleges

Master of Science in Applied Psychology (Online)

So many industries, community service and non-profit organizations in the world today need leaders like you. Step up as a change agent with an MSAP from Sacred Heart University. We believe that success in a variety of industries and career fields begins with a fundamental understanding of people and their behavior. Our MSAP is a uniquely versatile credential, offering two specializations as well as a general track. The Industrial Organizational specialization opens opportunities in human resources to help companies improve workforce satisfaction and productivity. The Community Psychology specialization is designed to help you apply psychological theory to groups on a macro level in the expanding public and non-profit sectors. Your MSAP degree will be instantly recognized whatever career path you choose. Sacred Heart has been consistently ranked among the top masters colleges in the country. Built on a research-driven core, our MSAP is taught in small, highly interactive online classes by an award-winning faculty. A bachelor’s in psychology is not required however, it is preferred. Your desire to understand human behavior in order to help others grow and succeed is sure take your career to great new places. Sacred Heart University's Master of Science in Applied Psychology does not lead to counseling licensure and is currently not accepting applications from residents of the state of Maryland.

  • General Track: Choose four electives that reflect your personal and career interests.

Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Community Psychology (Online)

This concentration prepares students for careers in addiction rehabilitation facilities, career placement and counseling centers, employee assistance centers, hospitals and community health clinics, family and youth resource centers, and federal agencies.

Master of Science in Applied Psychology - Industrial - Organizational Psychology (Online)

  • Industrial Organizational Psychology: This concentration focuses on applying psychology in the workplace. By studying personnel management, organizational behavior, performance assessment, and employee development, you will gain skills and experience that can be applied in a variety of industries.

Master's in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader (Online)

We know your leadership, commitment and a compassionate human connection with each patient has allowed you to excel as a Registered Nurse and now it’s time to take your career to a more influential level. Our nursing degrees are highly recognized and greatly respected because they integrate science and care. SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the United States in part because of our Catholic intellectual tradition. Small rigorous classes and interactive attention from our experienced award-winning faculty will prepare you to stand out in today’s complex healthcare industry. A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot.

  • Clinical Nurse Leader: This specialization focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to fulfill this new and evolving role, such as evaluating patient outcomes, assessing risk, and coordinating with other health care professionals to ensure high quality care. The program prepares students to sit for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing CNL Certificate Exam. Even those students who are not interested in the CNL position can benefit from the integrated knowledge offered in this specialization.

Master's in Nursing - Nursing Education (Online)

Leadership, commitment and a compassionate human connection with each patient we know you’ve excelled as a Registered Nurse, now it’s time to take your career to a more influential level. Our nursing degrees are highly recognized and greatly respected because they integrate science and care. SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the United States in part because of our humanistic core principles. Small rigorous classes and interactive personal attention from our experienced award-winning faculty will prepare you to stand out in today’s complex healthcare industry. A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot.

  • Nursing education: The Nursing education specialization is designed to complement your clinical experience with skills in teaching and learning. The curriculum is designed to provide you with an understanding of issues in nursing education, application of curriculum design and evaluation theory, and experience in the role of the faculty. Nurse educators are found in both schools of nursing along with hospitals and related healthcare organizations. This program prepares students to sit for the National League of Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator Certification Exam.

Master's in Nursing - Patient Care Services Administration (Online)

Leadership, commitment and a compassionate human connection with each patient we know you’ve excelled as a Registered Nurse, now it’s time to take your career to a more influential level. Our nursing degrees are highly recognized and greatly respected because they integrate science and care. SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the United States in part because of our humanistic core principles. Small rigorous classes and interactive personal attention from our experienced award-winning faculty will prepare you to stand out in today’s complex healthcare industry. A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot.

  • Patient Care Services Administration: The specialization is designed to prepare you for nursing leadership positions involving administrative responsibility. You'll learn how to use business and information management, integration of finances, and program evaluation as tools to provide effective and efficient care.

RN - Bachelor's in Nursing and Master's in Nursing - Clinical Nurse Leader (Online)

You’ve excelled as a Registered Nurse, now there’s a program that will propel your career to the level employers are seeking. The Sacred Heart online combined Bachelor’s and Master’s of Nursing program was specifically designed to help working nurses earn their BSN and MSN in one continuous course of study.

Our nursing degrees are highly recognized and greatly respected by healthcare leaders seeking a Magnet Recognition Program® designation. Additionally, SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the U.S. in part because of the Catholic intellectual core values. Small rigorous classes and interactive attention from our experienced award-winning faculty will prepare you to stand out in today’s complex healthcare industry. A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot.

  • Clinical Nurse Leader: This specialization designed to meet the needs of the working career nurse seeking the superior clinical, administrative, and educational skills to move into management and leadership roles. Get the skills and knowledge you need to fulfill this new and evolving role, designed to address challenges involving patient safety, quality of care, and costs. The program prepares students to sit for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing CNL Certificate Exam.

RN - Bachelor's in Nursing and Master's in Nursing - Nursing Education (Online)

Online: Consolidated RN - BSN - MSN. A compassionate human connection with each patient. You’ve excelled as a Registered Nurse, now there’s a program that will propel your career to the level employers are seeking. The Sacred Heart online combined Bachelor’s and Master’s of Nursing program was specifically designed to help working nurses earn their BSN and MSN in one continuous course of study.

Our nursing degrees are highly recognized and greatly respected by healthcare leaders seeking a Magnet Recognition Program® designation. Additionally, SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the U.S. in part because of our humanistic core principles. Small rigorous classes and interactive personal attention from our experienced award-winning faculty will prepare you to stand out in today’s complex healthcare industry. A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot.

  • Nursing education: Complement your clinical expertise with teaching and learning strategies to help train the next generation of nurses. You'll learn about curriculum design and evaluation theory, study current issues in nursing education, and practice the instructor role. Sacred Heart's nursing programs encourage personal attention from faculty members and student interaction to promote a meaningful educational experience.

RN - Bachelor's in Nursing and Master's in Nursing - Patient Care Administration (Online)

Online: Consolidated RN - BSN - MSN. A compassionate human connection with each patient. You’ve excelled as a Registered Nurse, now there’s a program that will propel your career to the level employers are seeking. The Sacred Heart online combined Bachelor’s and Master’s of Nursing program was specifically designed to help working nurses earn their BSN and MSN in one continuous course of study.

Our nursing degrees are highly recognized and greatly respected by healthcare leaders seeking a Magnet Recognition Program® designation. Additionally, SHU is consistently ranked among the top master’s colleges in the U.S. in part because of our humanistic core principles. Small rigorous classes and interactive personal attention from our experienced award-winning faculty will prepare you to stand out in today’s complex healthcare industry. A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot.

  • Patient Care Services Administration: A professional who leads from the heart is easy to spot. Learn how to provide and ensure quality care from a systemic and departmental perspective in preparation for leadership positions on the administrative side of nursing.