Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Nursing requires 36 credit hours, including successful completion of core requirements, track requirements and three elective courses. See Course Descriptions for detailed information about each class.

Core Requirements  |  15 credit hours

NU 500  |  Nursing Theory and Research

NU 501  |  Health Care Systems: Leadership, Organizations and Technology

NU 503  |  Health Promotion/Disease Prevention

NU 504  |  Professional Role and Skill Development

NU 660  |  Professional Practicum/Project

Health AdvocacyTrack  |  12 credit hours 

NU 631  |  Health Advocate: Multicultural Populations

NU 632  |  Health Advocate: Assessment, Policy Development and Assurance

NU 633  |  Health Advocate: Community Program Planning and Design

NU 634  |  Health Advocate: Leadership and Management

Nursing Administration Track  |  12 credit hours

NU 641 |   Nurse Administrator:  Leadership and Management in Nursing and Health Care 

NU 642 |   Nurse Administrator:  Financial and Human Resource Management in Nursing and Health Care

NU 643 |   Nurse Administrator:    Methods of Quality Management 

NU 644 |   Nurse Administrator:  Organizational Effectiveness

Nursing Education Track  |  12 credit hours

NU 621  |  Nurse Educator: Roles and Responsibilities

NU 622  |  Nurse Educator: Curriculum and Instructional Design

NU 623  |  Nurse Educator: Teaching-Learning Strategies

NU 624  |   Nurse Educator: Assessment and Evaluation in Teaching

Cognates  |  9 credit hours 

NU 510  |  Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

NU 512  |  Epidemiology

NU 513  |  Environmental Health

NU 514  |  Global/International Health

NU 611  |  Principles of Project Management

NU 612  |  System Theory & Organizational Design Methodology

NU 613  |  Medical Family Therapy

NU 651  |  Technology in Health Care Systems