MS Nursing Courses and 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 nine courses/30 credits. Our graduate nursing students take a minimum of eight three-credit courses and one six-credit course, all in hybrid format over 14 week semesters. 

MSN Courses

  • NURS5101 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
  • NURS5104 Research and Ethics in 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
  • NURS5307 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical Assessment in Nursing Education
  • NURS5511 Advanced Role Theory in Nursing
  • NURS5513 Advanced Role Practicum in Nursing (6 credits)  

View the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

Nursing Education Track

The nursing education track is designed to prepare nurse educators who can be employed as faculty members, staff development coordinators, clinical unit-based teachers and patient educators. Nursing graduates who select an education concentration are eligible to seek national certification as nurse educators once they meet the requirements outlined by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

Nursing Administration Track

This nursing administration track is designed to prepare nurses for positions as nurse administrators, nursing directors, nurse managers, case managers, coordinators of clinical research projects and project directors. Graduates who select a nursing administration concentration are eligible to seek national certification as nurse executives once they meet the work or consultation requirements outlined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Advance Role Courses: Education and Administration

This innovative curriculum provides a cross exposure for education and administration students while preserving the core content needed for each specialty.  Hybrid courses provide specific track focus in the online component and class presentations.  In class discussions entail concepts that cross specialties, such as accreditation, communication, and career advancement.  Students gain exposure to each track, benefiting from the rich environment of peer sharing while maintaining the focus of their primary advance role, education or administration.  This format enhances the student's ability to blend roles in the work environment or advance in different directions throughout their career. 

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