The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program uses a cohort model. A cohort consists of approximately 10 to 15 students.
A student has seven years, beginning with the first course that the
student wishes to count towards the M.S.N. degree (whether the student
has been formally accepted into the program or not), to complete the
requirements for the degree. As health care science and new models of
health care delivery are evolving at an ever-increasing rate, this time
limit is provided to assure the student of a good quality outcome
unburdened by outdated knowledge.
Therefore, it is recommended that any needed prerequisite courses be
completed before beginning course work which will apply to the degree.
Steady course progress, and initiation of work on M.S.N. thesis/project
early on in the program, are necessary for the completion of the
requirements within the seven year limit.
In extraordinary circumstances, a student may initiate a request for
an extension of the time limit by contacting the M.S.N. program chair of
the Ruth S. Coleman College of Nursing. The M.S.N. program chair will
submit the request and recommendation to the University Graduate
Admissions and Standards Committee for a decision.
- NRS 502 Theoretical and Philisophical Perspectives in Nursing (3 cr.)
- NRS 526 Nursing Research (3 cr.)
- NRS 504 Seminar in Contemporary Health Care (3 cr.)
- NRS 510 Foundations of Education in Nursing (3 cr.)
- NRS 512 Curriculum Development and Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
- NRS 513 Evaluation in Nursing Education (3 cr.)
- NRS 511 Nurse as Leader (3 cr.)
- NRS 519 Teaching and Learning Methods/Strategies (3 cr.)
- NRS 520 Technology and Nursing Education Practicum (12 weeks) (3 cr.)
- NRS 532 Data Analysis Applied to Research Design (2 cr.)
- NRS 540 Nurse as Educator Practicum(12 weeks) (3 cr.)
- NRS 552 Capstone - Evidence-Based Nursing Education Project (16 weeks) (4 cr.)
Total: 36 credits