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2022-2023 Course Catalog

Nursing (B.S.N. to M.S.N.)

The Master of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.-M.S.N.) degree can be completed in 18 months to about three years. The curriculum has two major areas: 1) The Nurse as Educator, and 2) The Nurse as Leader, Manager, and Entrepreneur. Content integrated throughout the curriculum includes transcultural nursing, ethics, research, and application of knowledge and skills as an educator or nursing leader.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing program, students must meet all general graduate admission requirements of Nebraska Wesleyan University, as well as the following specific admissions requirements of the MSN program:

  • A baccalaureate nursing degree from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), or Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA)
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or above 
  • An undergraduate research or evidence-based practice course
  • An unencumbered active Nebraska or compact state nursing license with expiration date
  • Successful completion of a background check, drug screen, immunization tracker, and essential functions form.


Core Courses 19 hours
Master of Science in Nursing (B.S.N. to M.S.N.) (40 hours)
NURS 5010 Professional Communication in Nursing 1 hour
NURS 5020 Health Care Statistics 3 hours
NURS 5050 Research and Evidence Based Practice in Nursing and Health Care 3 hours
NURS 5100 Transcultural Health Care 3 hours
NURS 5120 Advanced Nursing Practice 3 hours
NURS 5150 Concepts and Theories in Nursing 3 hours
NURS 5200 Critical Issues in Health Care 3 hours
Nursing Speciality Courses - Select one Track 18 hours
The Nurse as Educator:  
NURS 5520 Curriculum Development in Nursing  
NURS 5530 Nursing Education Roles and Methods  
NURS 5560 Teaching Strategies, Assessment, and Evaluation  
NURS 5570 Program Planning in Nursing  
NURS 5580 Online Education:Implement & Evaluation  
NURS 5590 Professional Nurse Educator Practicum  
The Nurse as Leader, Manager, and Entrepreneur:  
NURS 5400 Nursing Leadership and Management I  
NURS 5410 Economic Policy in Health Care System  
NURS 5420 Finance and Accounting in Health Care System  
NURS 5460 Nursing Leadership and Management II  
NURS 5470 Practicum in Nursing Administration  
NURS 5490 Nurse as Entrepreneur  
Master's Capstone 3 hours
NURS 5880 IRB Submission 1 hour
NURS 5990 Major Project in Nursing 2 hours