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The Master of Science in Nursing program consists of 39 credits. It is divided into two tracks--administration and education-each of which is comprised of three components: (1) nursing core courses, (2) administration or education track courses, and (3) a culminating practicum and study/project for administration or education track.

Students are expected to meet the program learning outcomes identified below:

  1. Model excellence in nursing leadership to improve nursing practice within the healthcare system.
  2. Function within an ethical-legal framework.
  3. Synthesize knowledge from nursing, biological, behavioral, social, administrative, educational, and communication sciences for application to area of specialty.
  4. Demonstrate scholarly inquiry and reflection that exemplifies clinical reasoning, critical, creative, and systems thinking.
  5. Frame problems, design interventions, specify outcomes, and maintain quality while balancing human, fiscal, and material resources.
  6. Use information technology and knowledge-based resources to inform practice.
  7. Articulate the effects of culture, diversity, values, and globalization in the design, delivery, and evaluation of health services.
  8. Engage in lifelong learning activities that contribute to the professional nursing development and advancement of the nursing profession.