Master of Science in Nursing

Typical Program for Educator Track (Full-Time)

Plan of Study Grid
Year I
First SemesterCredit Hour
NSG 660 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NSG 663 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NSG 665 Advanced Health Assessment I 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Semester
NSG 615 Advanced Research 3
NSG 626 Systems Thinking for Quality Care 3
NSG 561 Principles of Teaching and Learning 3
 Credit Hours9
Year II
First Semester
NSG 637 Ethical Leadership in Nursing 3
NSG 651 Instructional Design 3
NSG 635 Curriculum and Program Development 3
NSG 616 Research Application 2
 Credit Hours11
Second Semester
General Elective 3
NSG 650 Educational Assessment & Evaluation 3
NSG 701 Teaching Practicum 3
NSG 712 Scholarly Project 1
 Credit Hours10
 Total Credit Hours39

Typical Program for Educator Track (Part-Time)

Plan of Study Grid
Year I
First SemesterCredit Hour
NSG 660 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NSG 663 Advanced Pharmacology 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Semester
NSG 615 Advanced Research 3
NSG 561 Principles of Teaching and Learning 3
 Credit Hours6
Year II
First Semester
NSG 665 Advanced Health Assessment I 3
NSG 651 Instructional Design 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Semester
NSG 626 Systems Thinking for Quality Care 3
NSG 650 Educational Assessment & Evaluation 3
 Credit Hours6
Year III
First Semester
NSG 637 Ethical Leadership in Nursing 3
NSG 635 Curriculum and Program Development 3
NSG 616 Research Application 2
 Credit Hours8
Second Semester
Elective 3
NSG 701 Teaching Practicum 3
NSG 712 Scholarly Project 1
 Credit Hours7
 Total Credit Hours39

Students who complete the master's degree in the educator track are eligible to take the certification exam for nurse educators (CNE).

Typical Program for Administrator Track (Full-Time)

Plan of Study Grid
Year I
First SemesterCredit Hour
NSG 561 Principles of Teaching and Learning 3
BUS 501 Business Communications 3
NSG 625 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
 Credit Hours9
Second Semester
MIS 501
Management Information Systems
or Health Information Systems
3
NSG 535 Epidemiology 3
NSG 566 Contemp Issues in Healthcare Leadership 3
 Credit Hours9
Year II
First Semester
CCM 500 Elective 1 3
NSG 612 Health Issues in an Aging Society 3
NSG 615 Advanced Research 3
NSG 611 Managing Systems Project 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
HRM 601 Human Resource Management 3
NSG 703 Administrative Practicum 3
NSG 710 Scholarly Project I 1
NSG 711 Scholarly Project II 2
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours39
1

A 500-level elective, in ethics or human diversity and social issues may be taken from the Consortium for Culture and Medicine (CCM).

Typical Program for Administrator Track (Part-Time)

Plan of Study Grid
Year I
First SemesterCredit Hour
NSG 561 Principles of Teaching and Learning 3
BUS 501 Business Communications 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Semester
MIS 501
Management Information Systems
or Health Information Systems
3
NSG 535 Epidemiology 3
 Credit Hours6
Year II
First Semester
NSG 625 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
NSG 612 Health Issues in an Aging Society 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Semester
NSG 566 Contemp Issues in Healthcare Leadership 3
HRM 601 Human Resource Management 3
 Credit Hours6
Intersession
CCM Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours3
Year III
First Semester
NSG 615 Advanced Research 3
NSG 611 Managing Systems Project 3
 Credit Hours6
Second Semester
NSG 703 Administrative Practicum 3
NSG 710 Scholarly Project I 1
NSG 711 Scholarly Project II 2
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours39
1

A 500-level elective, in ethics or human diversity and social issues may be taken from the Consortium for Culture and Medicine (CCM).

Students who complete the master's degree in the administrator track are eligible to take the certification exam for nurse administrators (CNA)