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Accelerated Master of Science in Nursing Requirements

Administration Option (36 credits)

MSN Core Courses (18 credits)

Course Title Credits
NUR 506 Critical Thinking for Patient Safety and Quality 3
NUR 518 Organizational and Systems Leadership 3
NUR 525 Politics and Health Policy 3
NUR 527 Advanced Health Promotion 3
NUR 589 Evidence-based Nursing Practice 3
NUR 599 Capstone Practicum* 3

Nursing Administration Concentration (15 credits)

Course Title Credits
NUR 551 Management Issues in Nursing Administration 3
NUR 522 Leadership Issues in Nursing Administration 3
NUR 555 Budgeting and Finance in Healthcare 3
NUR 566 Nursing Administration Practicum** 3
NUR 585 Statistical Methods in Healthcare, or BUS 585, Statistical Methods 3

Nursing Administration Electives (3 credits)

Choose and NUR or NURNIP course or one of the following:

Course Title Credits
BUS 545 Employment Law*** 3
BUS 566 Behavioral Interviewing*** 3
BUS 567 Conflict Resolution 3
BUS 577 Human Resource Management 3
BUS 586 High Performance Team Development 3
NUR 5** Any NUR course 3
NURNIP 5** Any NURNIP course 3

* NUR 599, Capstone Practicum, is designed as a final synthesis course to be taken near the end of the student’s course of study.

** NUR 565, NUR 566 and NURNIP 565 are designed as a role practicum, and students should have completed the theory courses associated with the concentration prior to registering for the practicum.

*** BUS 575 Organizational Behavior prerequisite


Education Option (36 credits)

MSN Core Courses (18 credits)

Course Title Credits
NUR 506 Critical Thinking for Patient Safety and Quality 3
NUR 518 Organizational and Systems Leadership 3
NUR 525 Politics and Health Policy 3
NUR 527 Advanced Health Promotion 3
NUR 589 Evidence-based Nursing Practice 3
NUR 599 Capstone Practicum* 3

Nursing Education Concentration (9 credits)

Course Title Credits
NUR 528 Curriculum and Instruction 3
NUR 529 Evaluation Methods 3
NUR 565 Nursing Education Practicum** 3

Direct Care Core (6 credits)

Course Title Credits
NUR 556 Applied Clinical Management 3

Choose any one of the specialty nursing courses:

Course Title Credits
NUR 547 Chronic Illness across the Lifespan 3
NUR 568 Advanced Critical Care Concepts 3
NUR 588 Quality of Life at End of Life 3

Nursing Education Elective (3 credits)

Choose any NUR course, NURNIP course, or BUS 585, Statistical Methods

* NUR 599, Capstone Practicum, is designed as a final synthesis course to be taken near the end of the student’s course of study.

** NUR 565, NUR 566 and NURNIP 565 are designed as a role practicum, and students should have completed the theory courses associated with the concentration prior to registering for the practicum.


Nursing Informatics Course (39 credits)

MSN Core Courses (18 credits)

Course Title Credits
NUR 506 Critical Thinking for Patient Safety and Quality 3
NUR 518 Organizational and Systems Leadership 3
NUR 525 Politics and Health Policy 3
NUR 527 Advanced Health Promotion 3
NUR 589 Evidence-based Nursing Practice 3
NUR 599 Capstone Practicum* 3

Nursing Informatics Concentration (21 credits) 

Course Title Credits
NURNIP 505 System Development Life Cycle 3
NURNIP 506 Information Technology in Health Data Management 3
NURNIP 507 Clinical Information Systems and Decision Support 3
NURNIP 508 Informatics Nurse Specialist Role Implementation 3
NURNIP 509 Nursing Informatics Management and Leadership 3
NURNIP 515 Electronic Healthcare Information for Consumers and Clinicians 3
NURNIP 565 Nursing Informatics Practicum** 3

* NUR 599: Capstone Practicum is designed as a final synthesis course to be taken near the end of the student’s course of study.

** NUR 565, NUR 566 and NURNIP 565 are designed as a role practicum, and students should have completed the theory courses associated with the concentration prior to registering for the practicum.

MSN Dual Concentration Administrative/Education Concentration (48 credits)

MSN Core Courses (18 credits)

Course Title Credits
NUR 506 Critical Thinking for Patient Safety and Quality 3
NUR 518 Organizational and Systems Leadership 3
NUR 525 Politics and Health Policy 3
NUR 527 Advanced Health Promotion 3
NUR 589 Evidence-based Nursing Practice 3
NUR 599 Capstone Practicum* 3

Nursing Administration Concentration (15 credits)

Course Title Credits
NUR 551 Management Issues in Nursing Administration 3
NUR 552 Leadership Issues in Nursing Administration 3
NUR 555 Budgeting and Finance in Healthcare,
or BUS 587, Financial Management in Healthcare
3
NUR 566 Nursing Administration Practicum** 3
NUR 585 Statistical Methods in Healthcare
or BUS 585, Statistical Methods
3

Nursing Education Concentration (9 credits)

Course Title Credits
NUR 528 Curriculum and Instruction 3
NUR 529 Evaluation Methods 3
NUR 565 Nursing Education Practicum** 3

Direct Core Care (6 credits)

Course Title Credits
NUR 556 Applied Clinical Management  3
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Choose any one of the specialty nursing courses:

NUR 547, Chronic Illness across the Lifespan; or NUR 568, Advanced Critical Care Concepts; or NUR 588, Quality of Life at End of Life 

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* NUR 599: Capstone Practicum is designed as a final synthesis course to be taken near the end of the student’s course of study.

** NUR 565, NUR 566 and NURNIP 565 are designed as a role practicum, and students should have completed the theory courses associated with the concentration prior to registering for the practicum.


MSN/MBA Dual Degree Option (54 credits)

Course Title Credits
NUR 506 Critical Thinking for Patient Safety and Quality 3
NUR 518 Organizational and Systems Leadership 3
NUR 525 Politics and Health Policy 3
NUR 527 Advanced Health Promotion 3
NUR 589 Evidence-based Nursing Practice 3
NUR 599 Capstone Practicum* 3

Nursing Administration Concentration (18 credits)

Course Title Credits
NUR 551 Management Issues in Nursing Administration 3
NUR 552 Leadership Issues in Nursing Administration 3
NUR 555 Budgeting and Finance in Healthcare,
or BUS 587, Financial Management in Healthcare
3
NUR 566 Nursing Administration Practicum** 3
NUR 585 Statistical Methods in Healthcare
or BUS 585, Statistical Methods
3
NUR 575 Organizational Behavior 3

MBA Courses (18 credits)

Course Title Credits
BUS 526 Accounting Concepts and Applications 3
BUS 528 Seminar in Applied Economics 3
BUS 535 International Business 3
BUS 576 Management Information Systems 3
BUS 578 Marketing Management 3
BUS 599 Management Policy*** 3

Students applying to the MSN/MBA program must show evidence of successful completion of undergraduate coursework in business-related content for economics, statistics, finance, and accounting. If the admitted student has not completed academic courses in one or more of these areas, the student will be required to successfully complete online primer courses in the areas of deficit prior to registering for the relevant MBA course at the graduate level. 

* NUR 599: Capstone Practicum is designed as a final synthesis course to be taken near the end of the student’s course of study.

** NUR 565, NUR 566 and NURNIP 565 are designed as a role practicum, and students should have completed the theory courses associated with the concentration prior to registering for the practicum.

*** BUS 599 is a capstone course and intended to be taken at the end of the student’s course of study.


Post Master's Certificate in Nursing Informatics (24 credits)

Students who complete this certificate program will be didactically prepared to take the ANCC Informatics Nursing certification exam.

MSN Core Course (3 credits)

Course Title Credits
NUR 599 Capstone Practicum* 3

 Nursing Informatics Concentration (21 credits)

Course Title Credits
NURNIP 505 System Development Life Cycle 3
NURNIP 506 Information Technology in Health Data Management 3
NURNIP 507 Clinical Information Systems and Decision Support 3
NURNIP 508 Informatics Nurse Specialist Role Implementation 3
NURNIP 509 Nursing Informatics Management and Leadership 3
NURNIP 515 Electronic Healthcare Information for Consumers and Clinicians 3
NURNIP 565 Nursing Informatics Practicum** 3

* NUR 599: Capstone Practicum is designed as a final synthesis course to be taken near the end of the student’s course of study.

** NURNIP 565 is designed as a role practicum, and students should have completed the theory courses associated with the concentration prior to registering for the practicum.