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Research Note | What Contributes to Overall Learning in Master’s Level Nursing Programs?

Given the crucial nature of the work these professionals do, it is important to understand how a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program contributes to the high-level mastery of skills essential in the medical field. This research note details findings from a national dataset constructed from the AACN/Benchworks MSN Exit Assessment of over 8,000 MSN students from nearly 150 colleges and universities in the United States. In particular, this research notes explores the relationship between overall learning, student characteristics, and various components of the MSN student experience.