Accessibility & Flexibility
Master’s students attend courses full-time (9 credit hours) for four semesters of study. Course instruction is organized and delivered in a 100% online format. Graduate students must be highly motivated and recognize that the online learning process requires additional commitment, time, and work.
A capstone project and nursing residency are completed during the final semesters of study. The nursing residency consists of a Nurse Leader: Executive or Nurse Leader: Educator track internship. The residency experience requires a total of 85 contact (clock) hours, or approximately 6-7 hours per week.
- MSN Student Handbook (pdf)
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree
- Current Utah RN license or eligibility for license without restriction in the state of Utah
- Advanced college writing course (English 3210 or 3100)
- Applicants can apply to the program prior to completion of the professional writing course.
- Applicants that have an advanced writing course completed by the March 1 Priority Application deadline will be awarded extra points in the applicant rating process.
- An advanced professional writing course at another institution is accepted, but requires prior authorization by either the Director of Admissions or MSN Program Director.
- Working knowledge of statistics as utilized in research or administrative functions such as budgets, staffing, etc. Completion of an undergraduate statistics course or BSN Research/Statistics course within the past 5 years strongly recommended (Psych, Soc or Geron 3600).
MSN Curriculum Pattern
Core Courses (15 credits - all students regardless of concentration)
|MSN 6100||Research Methods (3 cr)|
|MSN 6120||Research and Statistics (3 cr)|
|MSN 6141||Advanced Nursing Theory (3 cr)|
|MSN 6160||Evidence-Based Practice I (3 cr)|
|MSN 6180||Improving Patient Care & Nursing Practice through Information Systems and Technology (3 cr)|
Nurse Leader: Executive Track (21 credits)
|MSN 6200||Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Administration (3 cr)|
|MSN 6300||Quality Improvement, Patient Safety & Risk Issues in Patient Care Delivery (3 cr)|
|MSN 6324||Financial Issues in Nursing Administration (3 cr)|
|MSN 6340||Compliance with Legal & Regulatory Systems in Patient Care Delivery (3 cr)|
|MSN 6360||Scope and Practice of Nursing Administration (3 cr)|
|MSN 6380||Retaining and Developing a Competent Workforce in Nursing (3 cr)|
|MSN 6400||Nursing Administrator Residency - 85 hours (3 cr)|
Nurse Leader: Educator Track ( 21 credits)
|MSN 6500||Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Education (3 cr)|
|MSN 6520||Curriculum Development for Nursing Educators (3 cr)|
|MSN 6540||Measurement of Competence & Outcomes in Nursing Education (3 cr)|
|MSN 6560||Socialization in the Role of Nursing Educator (3 cr)|
|MSN 6580||Clinical Nursing Instruction in Higher Education & Community Settings (3 cr)|
|MSN 6600||Nursing Instruction in Higher Education & Community Settings (3 cr)|
|MSN 6700||Teaching Residency - 85 hours (3 cr)|
|MSN 6800||MSN Project Development & Implementation (4 cr)|
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