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M.S. in Nursing (MSN)

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program provides innovative educational opportunities for working nursing professionals who wish to advance their career as a nurse educator or leader. You can apply for admission to either the MSN Educator or MSN Leader concentration. You will complete MSN courses to develop foundational knowledge in theoretical and philosophical perspectives in nursing, research, ethics, evidence-based practice and contemporary health issues which characterizes graduate preparation in nursing, positioning you to achieve the MSN end-of-program student learning outcomes. Upon completion of the foundation coursework, you will move into courses for your selected concentration. Graduates will be able to practice in a variety of educational and leadership positions.

Program Coursework

The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time. Please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program requirements.

Career Opportunities

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares nurses for leadership roles in education and health care and graduates may elect to work in academic, community or service settings.

Concentration Options

MSN Educator Concentration (14 Credits)
NRS 512 Curriculum Development and Program Evaluation
NRS 513 Evaluation in Nursing Education
NRS 519 Teaching and Learning Strategies
NRS 520 Technology and Nursing Education Practicum
NRS 540 Nurse as Educator

MSN Leadership Concentration (15 Credits)
NRS 521 Principles of Project Management
NRS 522 Project Management in Nursing Leadership Practicum I
NRS 523 Introduction to Organizational Systems Leadership
NRS 524 Healthcare Systems Leadership
NRS 525 Financial and Human Resources in Healthcare
NRS 541 Leadership in Nursing Practicum II

For additional information contact admissions or program faculty.

Lori M. Magestro

Chair - Graduate Nursing|Interim Dean - College of Nursing and Health Sciences|Faculty - Nursing

Graduate NursingCollege of Nursing & Health Sciences|Graduate Nursing

(414) 410-4396

Samantha L. Messmann

Assistant Director of Nursing & Health Sciences Admissions

Enrollment Management - Admissions Undergraduate

(414) 410-4338