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Master of Science in Nursing

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  • Curriculum

    The curriculum includes graduate core courses, specialty track advanced practice courses, other nursing and support courses, clinical practica, and either a master's project or thesis. Students collaborate with their advisors to select practica that fit their particular areas or populations of interest. Clinical practica may take place in the students' home area if appropriate.


  • Graduate Certificate in Nurse Educator (NED)

    The Nurse Educator (NED) Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Certificate prepares BSN nurses at the certificate level in nursing education within the academic and clinical arenas. The certificate is built upon the art and science of nursing education within the changing contexts of health care, nursing, higher education, and evidence-based practice. The NED Certificate provides students with a basic understanding and evidence-based application of the nurse educator role. Credits earned can be applied toward the Master's of Science with a Major in Nursing, NED Emphasis for students who would like to earn a graduate degree. Certificate contact information: Dr. Tracy Wright, wrighttr@mnstate.edu.

    Admission Information

    1. BS or BA in nursing from an NLN, ACEN or CCNE accredited university.
    2. Documentation of current unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license in the US.
    3. Total cumulative GPA (not including transfer credits) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate courses from institution awarding baccalaureate nursing degree.
    4. Completed Graduate School Online application.
    5. Completed Nursing Application
    6. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended.
    7. Non-refundable $20.00 fee for first-time applicants to Minnesota State University Moorhead.
    8. Three letters of recommendation (two from professional colleagues, 1 from personal).
    9. 500 word essay describing professional experience and future professional goals.
    10. Non-Minnesota applicants are not fully admitted until the Department of Higher Education in the applicant's state of residence has approved distance education/online programs from the state of Minnesota.
        

    Requirements (15 Credits)

    NURS 600 Nursing Science, Ethical, and Transcultural Theories (3)
    NURS 629 Educational Foundations and Teaching Strategies (4)
    NURS 639 Curriculum/Course Development and Evaluation (3)
    NURS 649 Nursing Education Assessment, Testing, and Evaluation Strategies (3)
    NURS 642P Advanced Nurse Educator Practicum Capstone I (2) or
    NURS 643P Advanced Nursing Educator Practicum Capstone II (2)

     

    NED Gainful Employment Disclosure Report

    Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration and Organizational Systems Leadership (NAOSL)

    The Nursing Administration and Organizational Systems Leadership (NAOSL) Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Certificate prepares early career and current nurse leaders in the areas of nursing and healthcare leadership. The certificate program emphasizes the key areas of leadership essential to successfully navigating complex healthcare systems while in a leadership role. Credits earned can be applied toward the Master's of Science with a Major in Nursing, NAOSL emphasis for students who would like to earn a graduate degree. Certificate contact information: Dr. Tracy Wright, wrighttr@mnstate.edu

    Admission Information

    1. BS or BA in nursing from an NLN, ACEN or CCNE accredited university.
    2. Documentation of current unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license in the US.
    3. Total cumulative GPA (not including transfer credits) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate courses from institution awarding baccalaureate nursing degree.
    4. Completed Graduate School Online application.
    5. Completed Nursing Application  
    6. Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended.
    7. Non-refundable $20.00 fee for first-time applicants to Minnesota State University Moorhead.
    8. Three letters of recommendation (two from professional colleagues, 1 from personal).
    9. 500 word essay describing professional experience and future professional goals.
    10. Non-Minnesota applicants are not fully admitted until the Department of Higher Education in the applicant's state of residence has approved distance education/online programs from the state of Minnesota.
        

    Requirements (14 Credits)

    NURS 605 Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Regulatory Management (3)
    NURS 628 Healthcare Delivery Systems, Policy, and Reimbursement (3)
    NURS 638 Health Information Systems (3)
    NURS 650 Organizational Strategy and Systems Leadership (3)
    NURS 644P Nursing Adm. & Org Systems Leadership Practicum Capstone I (2)

    OR
    NURS 645P Nursing Adm. & Org Systems Leadership Practicum Capstone II (2)

    NAOSL Gainful Employment Disclosure Report

    Master of Science in Nursing

    Program Coordinator: Tracy Wright, PhD
    213 Lommen Hall, (218) 766-2336
    wrighttr@mnstate.edu or nursing@mnstate.edu

    School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership (SNHL)

    SNHL includes Nursing and Health Services Administration programs. The incorporation of the multiple programs into a single School represents an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of health fields with the integration of nursing services, management practice, and leadership programming.

    Master of Science with Major in Nursing

    The Master of Science with a major in Nursing is designed to prepare registered nurses holding a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing for an advanced nursing role. The degree builds upon the general baccalaureate nursing competencies, is based on the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Master’s Essentials, and provides curricula necessary to meet the education needs relative to the student’s specific emphasis choice. Graduates will be better able to contribute to the advancement of nursing practice.

    Accreditation

    The graduate nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Guidelines from national and specialty organizations were used to develop a curriculum that prepares graduates for roles in nursing education and nursing administration/organizational systems leadership . MSU Moorhead is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools at the Master’s degree level.

    Degree Requirements

    Core Requirements (20 Credits)

    NURS 600 Nursing Science, Ethical, and Transcultural Theories (3)
    NURS 605 Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Regulatory Management (3)
    NURS 610 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3)
    NURS 615 Research and Evidence-Based Practice (4)

    NURS 628 Healthcare Delivery Systems, Policy, and Reimbursement (3)
    NURS 638 Health Information Systems (3)
    NURS 695 Portfolio (Plan B) (1)

    Nurse Educator Emphasis (20 Credits)  

    NURS 629 Educational Foundations and Teaching Strategies (4)
    NURS 639 Curriculum/Course Development and Evaluation (3)
    NURS 649 Nursing Education Assessment, Testing, and Evaluation Strategies (3)
    NURS 635 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, & Physical Assess. for Nurse Ed. I (3)
    NURS 636 Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, & Physical Assess. for Nurse Ed. II (3)
    NURS 642P Advanced Nurse Educator Practicum I (2)
    NURS 643P Advanced Nurse Educator Practicum II (2)

    Nurse Administration and Organizational Systems Leadership Emphasis (16 Credits)   

    MHA 618 Healthcare Law and Ethical Decision-Making (3)
    ECON 610 Healthcare Economics (3)
    MBA 641 Human Resources Management (3)
    NURS 644P Nursing Adm. & Org Systems Leadership Practicum I (2)
    NURS 645P Nursing Adm. & Org Systems Leadership Practicum II (2)
    NURS 650 Organizational Strategy and Systems Leadership (3)

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