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Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing2018-10-26T22:36:34+00:00

Missouri Western offers two Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 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

For more information, contact Jacklyn Gentry at (816) 271-5912 or by e-mail at jgentry8@missouriwestern.edu.

Program Accreditation

The master of science degree program in nursing at Missouri Western  is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202)887-6791.

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Nursing (Master of Science in Nursing, M.S.N.)

Required Courses
NUR 501Foundations for Nursing Leadership3
NUR 504Professional Role Development for Nursing Leaders3
NUR 505Nursing Seminar I1
NUR 507Statistics for Decision Support3
NUR 606Informatics for Decision Support3
NUR 616Research for Evidence-Based Nursing Leadership3
NUR 624Nursing Seminar II1
NUR 650Nurse Leader Internship 13
Nursing Track
Select one of the following:12
Nurse Educator Track
Health Care Leadership Track
Total Credit Hours32

Nurse Educator Track

Track Requirements
NUR 502Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion 13
NUR 503Advanced Pathopharmacology 13
NUR 608Curriculum and Program Development3
NUR 610Instructional and Evaluation Strategies3
Total Credit Hours12

Health Care Leadership Track

Track Requirements
MGT 604Organizational Behavior Management3
NUR 506Health Care Policy, Organization, and Financing3
NUR 607Leadership in Financial Management3
NUR 618Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Diverse Populations3
Total Credit Hours12

Graduation Requirements

  1. Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
  3. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.
  4. Official approval of required Master Educator Experience (or capstone).

Nurse Educator (Graduate Certificate)

Certificate Requirements
NUR 504Professional Role Development for Nursing Leaders3
NUR 608Curriculum and Program Development3
NUR 610Instructional and Evaluation Strategies3
Select six credit hours from the following:6
Foundations for Nursing Leadership
Advanced Health Assessment and Health Promotion
Advanced Pathopharmacology
Statistics for Decision Support
Informatics for Decision Support
Research for Evidence-Based Nursing Leadership
Total Credit Hours15

Graduation Requirements

  1. Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
  3. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.

The Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program may be found here.

Are you ready to declare a program of study? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the program director.

Mapping your degree plan is important. Consult with your academic advisor to create a plan and monitor it regularly.

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