Dean's Welcome

Tyke Hanisch

Welcome to the Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions (MSNaHP)!

As the honored Dean of the Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions (MSNaHP), I would like to thank you for visiting us.  Your interest in our school indicates that you are on your way to building an outstanding future in nursing and healthcare innovation.  Our nursing programs are based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF) Competencies. We are a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)* accredited school (November 7th, 2011 through June 7th, 2017) and are currently exploring the voluntary approval requirements for the California State Board of Nursing (BRN). 

Based on the founding Dean’s, Renee McLeod, visionary legacy to “inquire, innovate and inspire” our programs challenge you to explore your own practice and discover how to transform it into evidenced-based care for best patient outcomes.  In turn, your innovative changes will lead to the advancement of our nursing profession.  Using a cohort model of online instruction, students are enrolled in a sequenced program of study.  Each student is expected to work independently in a technology-driven environment and progress through the program to graduation. Students attend three- to four- day on-campus, regional or virtual immersive learning sessions. These sessions include intensive face-to-face classroom instruction with your cohort.  Students utilize the state-of-the-art Immersive Learning and Simulation Center (ILSC) for advanced “hands-on” technical skill preparation.  If you are in the Irvine, California area, we welcome you to come by and visit our ILSC for a tour and demonstration during school business hours (M-F, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm PST).

During my time as Dean, my mission for MSNaHP will be three-fold:

  • Uphold the program mission and vision of innovation and technology
  • Nurture the constructive, collaborative, and inspired culture for enhanced civility and scholarship
  • Attract, cultivate and endorse the most passionate and innovative nursing students in the country

I want to thank you again on behalf of the faculty and staff of MSNaHP for considering our programs.  We hope you will take time to peruse our program pages and will direct any additional questions to us.

If you feel you are a good fit for us and wish to speak with one of our Enrollment Coaches, please be sure to complete an information request form (IRF) found on our admissions page. We look forward to helping you achieve your professional goals!

Kind regards,

Tyke Hanisch
Tyke Hanisch, DNP, APRN, FNP-c
Dean and Associate Professor                


*The baccalaureate degree in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Brandman University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.