MSN Program of Study

General Education Requirements for Associate Degree and Diploma Nurses only

Subject Hours
English Composition I and II 6
Theology 3
Philosophy 3
Statistics 3
Anatomy and Physiology 8
Microbiology 4
Chemistry 3
Social Sciences 9
Other liberal arts courses 6
TOTAL 45 Credit Hours

RN to MSN Bridge Courses for Associate Degree, Diploma Nurses, and non-nursing Bachelor's degree nurses

Course Hours
NUR 401 Scientific Inquiry 3
NUR 403 Professional Nursing Roles: Enhancements and Updates 3
NUR 301 Health Assessment 2
NUR 402 Community as Client 3
NUR 430 Leadership and Management 3
Competency/Transfer Credits for Associate or Diploma Nursing Program 15
TOTAL 29 Credit Hours

* Portfolio or challenge option for selected courses may be available

MSN Curriculum

*Clinical hour requirement course

Course Hours
NUR 513 Theoretical Foundations for Leadership 3
NUR 514 Applied Research & Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 515 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NUR 516 Advanced Health Assessment* 3
NUR 517 Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
NUR 518 Health Policy 3
PHL 501 Ethics in Healthcare 3
NUR 520 Clinical Outcomes Management* 4
NUR 521 Care Environment Management* 4
NUR 522 Academic Clinical Residency* 6
NUR 523 Clinical Nurse Leader Project 2
TOTAL 37 Credit Hours

Sample Plan of Study

*Clinical hour requirement course

Subject Hours
Fall
NUR 517 Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
NUR 515 Advanced Pharmacology 3
Total Semester Credits 6
Spring
NUR 513 Theoretical Foundations for Leadership 3
NUR 514 Applied Research & Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 516 Advanced Health Assessment* 3
Total Semester Credits 9
Summer
NUR 518 Health Policy 3
PHL 501 Ethics in Healthcare 3
Total Semester Credits 6
Fall
NUR 520 Clinical Outcomes Management* 4
NUR 521 Care Environment Management* 4
Total Semester Credits 8
Spring
NUR 522 Academic Clinical Residency* 6
NUR 523 Clinical Nurse Leader Project 2
Total Semester Credits 8
Total Credits 37