MSN PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


All Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) students are required to complete the following coursework:

MSN CORE  

Code Course Credit
NUR 510  Nursing Theory & Research I 3
NUR 512  Organization, Delivery, and Policy in Healthcare 3
NUR 514  Nursing Leadership & Advanced Roles 3
NUR 516 Information Systems & Technology for Improved Healthcare 3
NUR 520  Nursing Research & Theory II 3
NUR 551  Advanced Role Practicum  3-4
                                                                                                      Total:​ 18-19

 

In addition to the MSN Core, all MSN students must complete one (1) of  the following cognates:

Clinical Nurse Educator Cognate
The MSN Clinical Nurse Educator will be prepared to provide highly qualified direct patient services and discipline-specific educational concepts to nursing practice. This program is geared towards students pursuing a Nurse Educator position or higher. The Clinical Nurse Educator cognate requires a total of 15 credit hours as follows:

Code Course Credit
NUR 502  Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NUR 521  Pharmacology & Physical Assessment for the Clinical 3
Nurse Educator​
NUR 525  Measuring Educational Outcomes in Nursing  3
NUR 526 Engaged Learning 3
NUR 548  Curriculum Development in Nursing  3
                                                                                                      Total:​ 15

 

Leadership in Healthcare Systems Cognate
The MSN Leadership in Healthcare Systems program prepares nurses for leadership positions in administration in a variety of health care systems.  The Leadership in Healthcare Systems cognate requires a total of 12 credit hours as follows: 

Code Course Credit
NUR 530  Financial Management of Nursing Systems 3
NUR 531  Human Resource Management in Healthcare 3
NUR 532  Nursing Leadership in the Healthcare System 3
NUR 533 Quality and Safety in Healthcare 3
                                                                                                      Total:​ 12

 

 

Family Nurse Practitioner/ARNP Cognate
The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner/ARNP program prepares advanced practice nurses in family/primary care settings.  The Family Nurse Practitioner/ARNP cognate requires a total of 21 credit hours as follows: 

Code Course Credit
NUR 501  Advanced Health Assessment 3
NUR 502  Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NUR 503  Adult Health Promotion and Disease Management 3
NUR 504 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NUR 509  Pediatric Health Promotion and Disease Management 3
NUR 515​ Women's Health Promotion and Disease Management​ 3​
NUR 517  Mental Health and Crisis Intervention 3
                                                                                                      Total:​ 21

 

  

Family Nurse Practitioner with Emergency Sub-specialization Cognate
The MSN Family Nurse Practitioner with Emergency Sub-specialization program prepares advanced practice nurses in primary and emergent/urgent care settings.  The Family Nurse Practitioner with Emergency Sub-specialization cognate requires a total of 27 credit hours as follows:
 
Code Course Credit
NUR 501  Advanced Health Assessment 3
NUR 502  Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NUR 503  Adult Health Promotion and Disease Management 3
NUR 504 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NUR 507​ Emergency Nurse Practitioner I​ 3​
NUR 509  Pediatric Health Promotion and Disease Management 3
NUR 513​ Emergency Nurse Practitioner II​ 3​
NUR 515​ Women's Health Promotion and Disease Management​ 3​
NUR 517  Mental Health and Crisis Intervention 3
                                                                                                      Total:​ 27

 

 

Nursing Administration Cognate
The MSN Nursing Administration program prepares nurses for leadership positions in administration in a variety of healthcare systems. The Nursing Administration cognate requires a total of 12 credit hours in business courses as follows: 

Code Course Credit
ACCT 500  Essentials of Accounting 2
ECON 500*  Essentials of Economics 2
DSIM 500  Essentials of Quantitative Methods 2
MGT 566 Legal & Ethical Resource Management 3
​MGT 610 Strategic Human Resource Management​ 3​
                                                                                                  Total:​ 12

 

*MSN-Nursing Administration students may substitute two (2) semesters of undergraduate Economics to fulfill ECON 500.