Master of Science in Nursing

Curriculum Overview (36 Credits Each Track)


The MSN Program Nursing Education track is designed for professional nurses who are seeking a career in nursing education. An in-depth study in the area of nursing education and a selected clinical practice focus are required. Application of theory and research principles are demonstrated in a capstone project.

Interdisciplinary Courses (3 credits):

COR 520: Ethics and Moral Leadership

Nursing Education Courses (9 credits):

NUR 560: Policy and Curriculum
NUR 630: Measuring Educational Outcomes
NUR 640: Evidenced-Based Teaching Practice

Nursing Practice Courses (6 credits):

NUR 530: Advanced Health Assessment
NUR 540: Advanced Pathophysiology/Pharmacology

 

Core Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership and Nursing Informatics Courses (18 credits):

NUR 550: Professional Nursing Theory and Research
NUR 570: Healthcare Informatics
NUR 611: Interprofessional Collaboration: Leadership Skills to Increase Cultural Competency
NUR 633: Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Population Health
NUR 643: Application of Advanced Nursing Strategies: Practicum
NUR 651: Nurse Educator Role Synthesis: Capstone*
*Take in final 12 credits

 


 

The MSN Program Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Administration track is designed to develop qualities and skills to be effective nursing leaders within local, regional, or national healthcare settings. Students in this track are prepared to be an integral member and leader of decision-making teams. An in-depth study in the area of nursing leadership and administration is required. Application of theory and research principles are demonstrated in a capstone project.

Interdisciplinary Courses (3 credits):

COR 520: Ethics and Moral Leadership

Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Administration Courses (15 credits)

NUR 515: Effective Leadership in Healthcare Organizations
NUR 525: Financial Management for Healthcare Leaders
NUR 535: Human Resources Management in Healthcare Organizations
NUR 625: Leadership in Advanced Administrative Practice Roles
NUR 635: Health Policy, Politics and Advocacy

Core Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership and Nursing Informatics Courses (18 credits)

NUR 550: Professional Nursing Theory and Research
NUR 570: Healthcare Informatics
NUR 611: Interprofessional Collaboration: Leadership Skills to Increase Cultural Competency
NUR 633: Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Population Health
NUR 643: Application of Advanced Nursing Strategies: Practicum
NUR 652: Nursing Leadership Role Synthesis: Capstone*
*Taken in final 12 credits

 


 

The 36-credit MSN Program Nursing Informatics track prepares the MSN graduate to fully practice within the scope and standards of the nurse informaticist role.  Students in this track are prepared to be an integral member and leader of technology integration decision-making teams within healthcare systems. Students develop key theoretical and skill competencies in the domains of informatics professional practice, regulations, system design life cycle, data management and healthcare technology. Project management and informatics skills are demonstrated throughout the program which cumulates in a guided practicum and scholarly capstone project.

Interdisciplinary Courses (3 credits):

COR 520: Ethics and Moral Leadership

Nursing Informatics Courses (15 credits)

HCIN 550: Introduction to Healthcare Analytics**
ISEM 525: Healthcare Data**
HCIN 515: Essential Informatics Skills I**
HCIN 520: Essential Informatics Skills II**
NUR XXX:  MSN Nursing Elective 

Core Nursing Education, Nursing Leadership and Nursing Informatics Courses (18 credits)

NUR 550: Professional Nursing Theory and Research
NUR 570: Healthcare Informatics
NUR 611: Interprofessional Collaboration: Leadership Skills to Increase Cultural Competency
NUR 633: Evidence-Based Practice to Improve Population Health
NUR 643: Application of Advanced Nursing Strategies: Practicum
NUR 653: Nursing Informaticist Role Synthesis: Capstone*
*Take in final 12 credits
**Online; in cooperation with Harrisburg University of Science and Technology




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