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Accelerated Master of Science in Nursing

The graduate nursing program curricula are designed to include content from a wide range of practice settings, address diverse populations, and qualify graduates to make evidence-based decisions utilizing complex information. The programs provide core coursework in evidence-based nursing practice, critical thinking skills for patient safety and quality, advanced health promotion, organizational and systems leadership, and statistical methods in healthcare. Students who pursue the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree may choose a concentration in nursing administration, nursing education, or nursing informatics; additionally, a dual concentration in administration and education is available. Students may pursue a dual MSN/Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. The MSN/MBA degree is intended for students who desire more advanced business content to complement their graduate nursing preparation. Both the MSN and MSN/ MBA are offered in an accelerated format that allows students to pursue their educational goals while continuing to meet career and personal responsibilities. A minimum of thirty credits is required to earn the MSN. Forty-two credits are required for the MSN dual Administration-Education concentration; fifty-four credits are required for the dual MSN/MBA degree. In the MSN/MBA dual degree option, there are eighteen credits necessary for the nursing core requirement, plus courses in the administration concentration. Additional graduate business credits are required for students to earn the dual MSN/MBA degree.


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