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MS-Nursing Degree Requirements

A total of 36 credits are required for the graduate degree in nursing. Required courses for all Master of Science in Nursing students include:

  • NRS 600 Assessment and Planning for Aggregates
  • NRS 620 Nursing Theories and Frameworks
  • NRS 625 Health Systems
  • NRS 660 Research Methods in Program Evaluation
  • NRS 725 Applied Research in Program Evaluation
  • NRS 735 Nursing Practicum
  • IC 800 Ethics
  • IC 850 Studies in Change (Education students only)

Required specialty courses for Master of Science with a concentration in Nursing Administration include:

  • NRS 615 Health Care Financing and Management
  • NRS 635 Managing the Nursing System
  • NRS 645 Roles and Strategies of the Nursing Administrator
  • BUS 601 Executive Communication or NRS 636 Promoting Interpersonal Competency
  • BUS 603 Organizational Development and Behavior

Required specialty courses for Master of Science with a concentration in Nursing Education include:

  • NRS 605 Teaching/Learning Theory in the Context of Nursing
  • NRS 636 Promoting Interpersonal Competency
  • NRS 640 Curriculum and Instruction in Nursing
  • NRS 675 Teaching Methodology in Nursing Education

Secondary Emphasis students may decide to also complete a secondary emphasis in another nursing concentration area. This requires completion of the concentration specific courses that correspond to the desired emphasis.