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M.S. in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing Program consists of 37 credits of required coursework. The program features a multidisciplinary core with advanced study in nursing education and two clinical practicum courses.

Requirements (37 credits)

1st Semester

GST605Graduate Research Writing Seminar

3

NURS610Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice

3

2nd Semester

NURS615Nursing Research

3

NURS625Clinical Concepts Advanced Nursing Practice

3

3rd Semester

MC626Ethical Issues

3

NURS630Applications of Clinical Interventions Advanced Nursing Practice

3

4th Semester

NURS620Nurse Educator as Leader

3

NURS635Curriculum/Program Development & Evaluation

3

Approved Elective

2

5th Semester

NURS640Assessment Measurement & Evaluation

3

NURS645Pedagogical Strategies Nursing Education

3

6th Semester

NURS650Seminar & Practicum In Teaching

3

NURS660Guided Study & Seminar in Nursing Education

2

Admission Criteria

  • Completed application
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) colleges/universities attended
  • RN license
  • B.S.N. from a program accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency for nursing
  • Undergraduate courses in statistics, nursing research and physical assessment
  • Clinical experience
  • Interview
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. International transcripts must be evaluated by NACES (i.e. WES) on a course by course basis.
  • TOEFL/IELTS (if necessary)

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer of credits into the M.S. in Nursing is subject to evaluation and approval by the program Director. All graduate transfer credits must carry a minimum 3.0 grade on a 4.0 scale. A maximum of nine credits can be accepted in transfer.