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2011-2012 Course Catalog

Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)

The RN to MSN program is designed for students who possess a record of academic excellence and wish to accelerate their progress toward earning a master’s degree. While pursuing the MSN, students will earn a BSN degree when degree requirements have been met. Admission to the RN to MSN program considers the additional requirements of the MSN program.

See admission criteria for Master of Science in Nursing (RN-MSN) program.

Required Courses 39 hours
Master of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
NURS 201 Professional Communication in Nursing 1 hours
NURS 233 Health Assessment 3 hours
NURS 236 Introduction to Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice 4 hours
NURS 240 Management and Leadership in Health Care 4 hours
NURS 245 Nursing of Families and Groups in the Community 3 hours
NURS 250 Population Based Nursing Practice 4 hours
NURS 502 Health Care Statistics 3 hours
NURS 505 Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing and Health Care 3 hours
NURS 510 Transcultural Nursing 3 hours
NURS 515 Concepts and Theories in Nursing 3 hours
NURS 520 Critical Issues in Health Care 3 hours
Select one of the following:
NURS 204 Women's Health: Global Perspective 3 hours
NURS 296 Special Projects 1-3 hours
The Nurse as Educator 21 hours
Nursing Specialty Courses (Choose one area)
NURS 550 Principles of Teaching and Learning 3 hours
NURS 552 Curriculum Development 3 hours
NURS 553 Innovative Nursing Education Strategies 3 hours
NURS 556 Teaching Strategies and Evaluation 3 hours
NURS 557 Program Planning in Nursing 3 hours
NURS 558 Nursing Education: Implementation and Evaluation 3 hours
One graduate-level nursing elective 3 hours
The Nurse as Leader, Manager, and Entrepreneur 21 hours
NURS 540 Nursing Leadership and Management I 3 hours
NURS 541 Economic Policy in Health Care 3 hours
NURS 542 Finance and Accounting in Health Care System 3 hours
NURS 546 Nursing Leadership and Management II 3 hours
NURS 547 Practicum in Nursing Administration 3 hours
NURS 548 Case Management 3 hours
NURS 549 Nurse as Entrepreneur 3 hours
Major Project in Nursing Education or Nursing Administration 3 hours
NURS 599 Major Project in Nursing 3 hours
Required Supporting Courses 6 hours
BIO 270 Pathophysiology 3 hours
NURS 135 Lifespan Development 3 hours
General Education Requirements 39-45 hours
English and Communication 6-9 hours
Developing Foundations 8-9 hours
Global Perspectives 6-8 hours
Western Intellectual and Religious Traditions 3 hours
U.S. Culture and Society 6 hours
Fine Arts 3 hours
Scientific Inquiry 7 hours