MSN Courses and Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Nursing degree is open to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) graduates or those who will complete their BSN degree prior to enrollment.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree program requirements include the completion of 11 courses/ 36 credits. Our graduate nursing students take a minimum of ten three-credit courses and one six-credit course. The curriculum includes seven core courses (21 credits), and four concentration courses (15 credits) in either Nursing Education or Nursing Management.

MSN Courses are offered in a face-to-face format meeting seven times over a 14-week semester. Our Master of Science in Nursing courses include a major element of independent study. Typically, part-time students take two courses each semester and full-time students take three courses each semester.

Core MSN Courses (7 courses/ 21 credits)

  • NURS5101 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
  • NURS5103 Nursing Research in the Evidence-Based Practice Paradigm
  • NURS5105 Ethical and Spiritual Aspects of Nursing
  • NURS5107 Human Diversity, Culture and Nursing
  • NURS5109 Information Technology and Nursing
  • NURS5111 Professional Role Development and Leadership in Nursing
  • NURS5113 Health Care Policy, Economics and Care of Urban Underserved Populations

Master of Science in Nursing Concentrations:

View the 2016-2017 Academic Catalog to find nursing course titles, numbers and descriptions.