The Master of Science in Nursing is a 36-credit program designed to develop nurses into leaders with advanced knowledge, humanistic values, and the ability to contribute to the changing, diverse healthcare environment. Advanced practice roles in nursing require further enhancement of critical thinking and decision making skills as theory is translated into practice. This program provides individuals with the opportunity to pursue professional development within a scholarly environment.
Courses in the MSN-Administration degree focus on health care policy, nursing delivery systems, resource management, and program evaluation. Complementary business and interdisciplinary courses provide the administrative foundation and opportunities for collaboration with students from other disciplines.
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 Clinical Prevention: Assessment & Planning for Aggregates
- NRS 615 Healthcare Financing and Regulatory Environments
- NRS 620 Integrated Theory and Knowledge Development
- NRS 625 Healthcare Systems and Policy
- NRS 635 Foundations of the Healthcare System
- NRS 636 Promoting Interpersonal Competency
- NRS 645 Advanced Leadership Roles in the Healthcare System
- NRS 660 Translational Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice (pre-requirement: undergraduate or graduate statistics course)
- NRS 725 Applied Translational Scholarship for Evidence-Based Practice
- NRS 735 Nursing Practicum
- BUS 603 Organizational Development and Behavior
- BUS 616 Business Ethics or IC 800 Ethics