Master of Science in Nursing


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Course Overview

In Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs, students learn about nursing law, nursing ethics, human resources, nursing curriculum development and healthcare business practices. They learn to improve their communication, creative problem-solving and decision-making skills. They train to be skilled nurses who can take command of situations, offer expert knowledge in specialty areas and provide primary care.

A variety of specializations are available in MSN programs, such as advanced practice psychiatric and mental health nurse, nurse educator, nurse practitioner and nurse administrator. Completion of a thesis is a common requirement.

Graduates of master’s degree programs in nursing qualify to work as advanced practice nurses, providing healthcare to families and communities. They can also become educators in academic or healthcare settings. Most programs require a bachelor’s degree and a current registered nurse license. Some programs also require interviews, a background in statistics and clinical work experience. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
NUR 801 Nursing Education 5
NUR 802 Advance Nursing Practice 5
NUR 803 Clinical Specialty 5
NUR 804 Nursing Research and Statistics 5
NUR 805 Nursing Management 5
NUR 806 Theoretical Foundation in Nursing 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credit
NUR 811 Research Methods in Nursing 5
NUR 812 Advanced Statistics 5
NUR 813 Clinical Judgment in Nursing Practice 5
NUR 814 Community and Population Health 5
NUR 815 Theoretical Foundations of Leadership 5
NUR 816 Innovations in Nursing Leadership 5
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
NUR 821 Principles and Methods of Epidemiology 5
NUR 822 Social Determinants of Health 5
NUR 823 Transformational Leadership 5
NUR 824 Managing Human Capital 5
NUR 825 Healthcare Economics and Business Practice 5
NUR 826 Quality and Safety in Healthcare 5
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
NUR 831 Organizational Complexity 4
NUR 832 Foundations of Primary Health Care Nursing 4
NUR 833 Chronic Disease Management 4
NUR 834 Gastroenterology Nursing Specialist Practice 4
NUR 835 Health Assessment Skills 4
ENT 836 Entrepreneurship 5
NUR 837 Master Thesis 5


Career Opportunities

Master’s degree in nursing opens up additional career options for registered nurses. Depending on their concentration, graduates from this program can find work in the following positions:

  • Nurse anesthetist
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nurse midwife
  • Nursing director
  • Clinical nurse specialist


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