Program of Study

Degree requirements

  • 42 credit hours
  • 225 clinical hours

Curriculum Delivery

  • Courses follow a traditional 16-week semester format; summer courses run across both summer sessions for 12 weeks.
  • MSN Core Courses (22 credits) are primarily taught online, with the potential for some synchronous class sessions. Synchronous sessions are able to be attended either in-person or via videoconferencing technology. Y625 Advanced Physical Assessment includes five on-site lab days that must be attended in-person.
  • Nursing Education Courses (20 credits) are distance-accessible courses that combine online coursework with optional synchronous sessions that can be attended via videoconferencing technology. Additional optional on-site learning activities may be provided as well. 
  • Clinical/practicum experiences can be completed in your home community and arranged cooperatively between students and faculty.

Program of study

Review our course descriptions.

MSN Core Courses (22 Credit Hours)

  • N502 Nursing Theory I (3 cr)
  • N504 Leadership for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 cr)
  • R500 Nursing Research Methods (3 cr)
  • R505 Measurement & Data Analysis (3 cr)
  • Y515 Advanced Pathophysiology Lifespan (3 cr)
  • Y612 Advanced Pharmacology Lifespan (3 cr)
  • Y625 Advanced Physical Assessment Lifespan (4 cr)

Nursing Education Track Courses (20 Credit Hours)

  • T601 Advanced Nursing Education (4 cr/75 clinical hours - direct patient care)
  • T604 Curriculum in Nursing (3 cr)
  • T620 Computer Technologies for Nurse Educators (3 cr)
  • T618 Evaluation in Nursing (3 cr)
  • T680 Nursing Education Practicum (4 cr/150 teaching practicum hours)
  • Elective (3 cr)