This curriculum is designed to prepare professional nurses to administer nursing services in a variety of health care settings and sit for certification examination as a nurse executive.
The admission process attempts to identify individuals who have a high probability of successfully completing the program. All factors are considered in combination. Specific requirements include:
Course planning with the student’s advisor is required before registration. All students are required to submit a Master’s Degree Program of Study form to the Graduate School at the earliest convenient date (no later than the end of the first year). These forms may be obtained in the Graduate School and must be completed with the assistance of the academic advisor. The original will be forwarded to the dean of The Graduate School for approval. Copies of the approved program will be kept in the student’s permanent file in the Graduate School.
The program's curriculum is designed to prepare professional nurses to enter leadership roles and work within interdisciplinary teams to improve system and population health services in a variety of health care settings.
Graduates of the program may be eligible to sit for certification examination as a nurse executive.
The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Requirements for earning the M.S.N. degree include:
Objectives: Students in the master’s programs of the college acquire a) knowledge and skills required for advanced nursing practice, b) the ability to apply theory and research in practice, and c) leadership skills for advanced nursing practice.
The curriculum leading to the degree of M.S.N. is divided among 9 hours of core courses required of all nursing majors, 18 hours in the nursing administration major area, 0-9 hours of electives, and 3-6 hours in research, which consist of either an applied research course, NURS 791 (3), or a thesis, NURS 799 (6).
Select one course from the following:
Course Requirements (Total program 30 - 33 credit hours):
OR NURS 799 - Thesis Preparation (6 hours)
*Indicates courses with practicum hours.
1. The hour range is incorrect in the bulletin the hour range should be 30 to 33 hours.
2. The overview was changed to incorporate the overall program goals and the learning objectives for the program. The objectives currently listed are those from the APRN MSN programs. The CCNE required accreditation statement is missing.
3. NURS 708 no longer meets CCNE MSN Essentials. All MSN programs in the CON will take the same MSN Core course: NURS 700, NURS 717, NURS 720, NURS 790, NURS 791
4. The stats equivalent courses were removed due to content in the alternative courses does not meet the learning needs of the students in the CON.
Minor Revisions - No BOT/CHE/SACS notification required.
Update will appear in the 1920 Graduate Bulletin to be published 2.15.19.