Program Requirements — Master of Science in Nursing

Two tracks of the MSN are available (36 total semester hours, including thesis/research):

  • Master of Science in Nursing – Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Education

Students in both specializations complete the MSN Core (26  semester hours):

  • NUR5110  Theoretical Foundations in Advanced Nursing Role Development (3)
  • NUR5120  Ethical Principles and Global Social Considerations (3)
  • NUR5125  Health Care Policy and Financing (3)
  • NUR5130  Scientific Inquiry and Research (3)
  • NUR5140  Advanced Nursing Concepts in Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical Assessment (4)
  • NUR5150  Nursing Informatics (3)
  • NUR6170  Leadership and Professional Role Development (3)
  • NUR6300  Master's Thesis or Research Project (4)

Specializations

Administration specialization students take the following ten semester hours:

  • NUR6190  Application of Organizational Theory in Health Care (3)
  • NUR6191  The Business of Healthcare and Human Resource Management (3)
  • NUR6210  Practicum: Role Concentration – Nursing Administration (4)

Education specialization students take the following ten semester hours:

  • NUR6180  Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Education (3)
  • NUR6181  CurriculumDevelopment and Assessment (3)
  • NUR6210  Practicum: Role Concentration – Nursing Education (4)