School of Nursing & Health Professions

Master of Science in Nursing

About the Master of Science in Nursing Program

The Master of Science in Nursing degree program is comprised of two tracks (Health Care Leadership and Nurse Educator). Each track requires completion of 32 credit hours, 20 of these hours are Core shared courses between the two tracks.

Additionally, a graduate Nurse Educator Certificate is available. This option requires completion of 15 credit hours and is designed to serve those individuals who do not want to complete the full MSN program, but desire to build knowledge and skills specific to the academic or professional staff development educator role. This MSN Class Grid provides an outline of all courses required for the Master of Science in Nursing tracks and the Nurse Educator Certificate.

Graduates will demonstrate leadership abilities in:

  • Promoting professional practice
  • Creating effective work environments
  • Applying health informatics for informed decision-making
  • Leading and developing teams
  • Managing resources effectively
  • Embracing organizational complexity and change
  • Fostering evidenced-based practice
  • Influencing healthcare policy

The Missouri Western State University School of Nursing is committed to the development of professional nurses with visionary leadership, grounded in standards-based practice and holistic care, demonstrating excellence in critical thinking, communication and technical skills.

For more information, contact Carolyn Brose, Ed.D., R.N., directly at (816) 271-5912
or by e-mail at


The master’s degree program in nursing at Missouri Western State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

CCNE Accredited Program

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    St. Joseph, MO 64507
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