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Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing2019-11-19T15:17:49-06:00
Faculty and staff offices within the School of Nursing and Health Professions are being housed on the 2nd floor of the Kit Bond Science and Technology Incubator (4221 Mitchell Avenue) during the fall semester. The Incubator is located on the west side of campus (west of I-29). The renovation of the 3rd floor of Murphy Hall will allow us to increase the capacity of our programs and better meet regional healthcare workforce needs. All faculty and staff contact information will remain unchanged, including our front office email (nursing@missouriwestern.edu) and phone number (816-271-4415). We appreciate your understanding as we go through the construction process!

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.

In addition, the nursing and business programs have partnered to offer a Master of Science in Nursing in Health Care Leadership/Master of Business Administration degree. This unique dual degree program consists of 47 credit hours, 26 nursing hours and 21 business hours.

A graduate Nurse Educator Certificate is also 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.

Sample Degree Program plans are listed, which provide an outline of all courses required for the Master of Science in Nursing tracks, Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration, 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.

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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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Program Name: Nurse Educator – Graduate Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 1 Year (15 Credit Hours).

This program will cost $6,745.05 if completed within normal time for in-state students and $11,005.05 for out-of-state students. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed. 

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with NA of debt.  Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. Average debt has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of these students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Missouri, Kansas, Iowa

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Last Updated June 20, 2019

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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 603Organizational Theory3
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 capstone.

Nursing and Business Administration (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 616Research for Evidence-Based Nursing Leadership3
NUR 624Nursing Seminar II1
NUR 650Nurse Leader Internship 13
ACC 633Foundations of Finance and Accounting3
MKT 633Applied Strategic Marketing3
MGT 633Contemporary Issues in Management3
MIM 633Business Intelligence and Analytics3
MIM 643Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management3
MGT 603Organizational Theory3
MGT 695Applied Strategic Management3
Total Credit Hours38
Leadership Concentration
NUR 506Health Care Policy, Organization, and Financing3
NUR 607Leadership in Financial Management3
NUR 618Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Diverse Populations3
Total Credit Hours9

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.
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Program Name: Nurse Educator - Graduate Certificate

This program is designed to be completed in 1 Year (15 Credit Hours).

This program will cost $6,745.05 if completed within normal time for in-state students and $11,005.05 for out-of-state students. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed. 

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with NA of debt.  Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. Average debt has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of these students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Missouri, Kansas, Iowa

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

Last Updated June 20, 2019

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