This course may be taken prior to or during the same term.
|Degree:||Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)|
|Department:||School of Nursing|
|College:||Usha Kundu, MD College of Health|
|Semester Hours Required For Degree: 39|
This innovative and flexible online program prepares the professional nurse for leadership, advanced nursing roles, and doctoral studies (including a cooperative doctorate with the University of Florida). The M.S.N. consists of 39 semester hours (sh) of coursework. Students may select from the two areas of specialization. Nursing Education prepares students for employment in an academic or community/hospital/agency setting, while Nurse Executive prepares students for employment in an administrative/management and leadership positions in the health care industry.
In addition to the University graduate admission requirements described in the Admissions section of the catalog, the department bases decisions for regular admission on a holistic review of credentials in which the following criteria are used to assess the potential success of each applicant:
- An earned Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an NLNAC, ACEN, or CCNE accredited nursing program with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR a 3.0 (GPA) on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of coursework on the BSN.
- Completion of an undergraduate statistics course with a grade of "C" or better.
- Students who, for academic or disciplinary reasons, are not eligible to register in the college or university last attended will not be admitted for graduate study.
- Possess a current unencumbered Registered Nurse license to practice nursing in a state or territory of the United States.
- Express Admission Students are required to become licensed as a registered nurse to practice in a state or territory of the United States by the end of the first semester of enrollment to progress in the program.
- Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.
- Approval by the School of Nursing Graduate Admissions Committee. Admission to this program is competitive and selective.
* The graduate admission test may be waived for the following:
- Applicant must have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from a NLN or CCNE accredited nursing program with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR a 3.0 (GPA) on a 4.0 scale in the last 60 hours of coursework on the BSN.
If an applicant is unable to meet the above criteria, they may petition the Nursing Department Graduate Admissions Committee and request a special review.
Please note that upon admission the M.S.N. student will receive information concerning current UWF Nursing Department requirements for enrollment. These include, but are not limited to: physical examination and immunizations; Level 2 criminal background check; drug screen; VECHS fingerprinting; AHA BCLS certification; proof of professional liability insurance; and proof of personal health insurance.
Students wishing to earn a M.S.N. must successfully complete both the core courses and the specialty courses. No more than 49% of the program requirements for the M.S.N. degree may be taken in traditional business subjects.
M.S.N. Core (14 sh)
|NGR 6111||Foundations of Nursing Science||3|
|NGR 6638||Population Health Promotion and Management||3|
|NGR 6803||Integration of Evidence in Advanced Nursing Practice||3|
|NGR 6893||Health Systems Leadership and Policy Strategies||3|
|NGR 6835||Project Evaluation and Dissemination||2|