Nursing (MSN)

Master of Science in Nursing

Department of Nursing
Beaver College of Health Sciences

nursing.appstate.edu

Kathleen Rayman, Chair
raymankm@appstate.edu

Susan Lane, Program Director
lanesh@appstate.edu

 The Department of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing (850*/51.3801) with a concentration in Nursing Education (850B).

PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School; official general GRE exam scores or Millers Analogies Test (MAT) scores.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet or exceed the criteria for admission to the Graduate School. Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Location: Online

 Course Requirements for the Master of Science in Nursing with a Concetration in Nursing Education (850B)
Semester Hours Required (minimum): 39
 
Required Courses
  • NUR 5040: Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
  • NUR 5070: Contemporary Issues in Nursing (3)
  • NUR 5150: Advanced Health Assessment for Adults (3)
  • NUR 5200: Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • NUR 5250: Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NUR 5800: Advanced Pharmacology for Nursing (3)
  • NUR 5820: Nursing Program Development and Evaluation (3)
  • NUR 5901: Advanced Clinical Practicum (3)
24
Concentration Courses
  • NUR 5050: Educational Theories for Nursing Academic & Practice Settings (3)
  • NUR 5715: Instructional Strategies for Nursing and Informatics (3)
  • NUR 5810: Educational Tests and Measurement in Nursing (3)
  • NUR 5900: Nursing Education Practicum (3)
12
Thesis Option (CHOOSE ONE)

Thesis

  • NUR 5999: Thesis (1+1+1=3)

OR
Research Project

  • NUR 5600: Research Project (1+1+1=3)
3

Other Requirements for the MS:

  • Thesis: Option of completing thesis or research project
  • Proficiency: Not required
  • Candidacy: Required for the thesis option; program director can provide specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy.
  • Comprehensive: Required; oral defense of thesis or presentation of research project fulfills the comprehensive requirement.
  • Product of Learning: Not required

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