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MSN Admission

MSN Admission2020-06-29T14:57:27-05:00

In addition to be accepted to the Graduate School, prospective MSN Health Care Leadership and Nurse Educator students need to meet the following criteria:

  1. B.S.N. from a CCNE, ACEN, or CNEA accredited college or university
  2. Current, unencumbered RN license
  3. Minimum of undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher and nursing GPA of 3.0 or higher
  4. Completion of undergraduate statistics and research methods courses with a grade of ‘B’ or higher
  5. Completed MSN program application form
  6. Curriculum vitae/Resume
  7. Supporting statement of interest discussing career goals for the selected program track
  8. Criminal background checks may be required. An applicant who has been found guilty of a Class A or B felony will not be admitted.

In addition to the criteria for MSN admission, students interested in the MSN Health Care Leadership/MBA program need to meet the MBA admission criteria:

MBA Program Requirements

  1. Students must have a Bachelor’s degree with:
    i. An overall GPA of 3.0 (or higher) OR
    ii. An overall GPA of 2.75 (or higher) with a 3.0 (or higher) in the last 60 hours
  2. In addition to the above GPA requirements, one of the following must be met:
    i. Completion of AACSB accredited business courses in the areas of accounting, finance, management, marketing, and statistics OR
    ii. A GMAT score (or GRE equivalent) of 450 or higher OR
    iii. Completion of any required MWSU online bridging modules

To apply or for more information about the Missouri Western graduate school: https://www.missouriwestern.edu/graduate/

Students in the MSN program having a group discussion

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

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