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Master of Science in Nursing

The purpose of the MSN degree is to offer a dual track program for the working, baccalaureate prepared nurse.

Emphasis will focus on the development of both theoretical knowledge and competencies in the areas of nursing/patient/staff education and leadership.

MSN Curriculum Schedule

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First Semester (6 units)

NURS 610 Theoretical Frameworks of Education (2 units)

NURS 617 Use of Technology in Healthcare and Nursing Education (2 units)

NURS 630 Curriculum and Program Development (2 units)

Second Semester (7 units)

NURS 516 Research Methodologies and Thesis Development I (3 units)

NURS 621 Strategies of Simulation Learning and Instruction (2 units)

NURS 635 Class/Course Preparation, Planning and Competency Evaluations (2 units)

Third Semester (6-9 units)

CNSG 613 Advanced Health Assessment (2-3 units)

CNSG 618 Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology (2-3 units)

CNSG 622 Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology (2-3 units)


Fourth Semester (8 units)

NURS 501 Theoretical Frameworks of Leadership (2 units)

NURS 625 Thesis Development II (2 units)

NURS 651 Advanced Education Practicum - 55 hours practice and 5 hours seminar (4 units)

Fifth Semester (6 units)

NURS 506 Diversity, Social and Global Issues in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2 units)

NURS 531 Assessing, Planning and Managing Budgets and Resources (2 units)

NURS 536 Gerontology Care for Today and the Future (2 units)

Sixth Semester (7-9 units)

NURS 526 Policies Affecting Health Delivery and Fiscal Systems (2 units)

NURS 653 Leadership Practicum in Healthcare - 55 hours practice and 5 hours seminar (4 units)

NURS 642 Thesis Development III: Final Written Report and Defense - individual meetings with faculty and on campus seminars (1-3 units)

MSN Program Goals, Program Learning Outcomes, and Student Learning Outcomes

Program Goals

1. Demonstrate advanced performance in critical thinking and clinical reasoning in the role of the nurse leader and educator through a faith-based nursing education.

2. Promote character development and spirituality through the integration of truth, virtue and service.

3. Develop professionalism as a patient advocate, nurse educator, and leader.

4. Synthesize evidence-based practice to promote optimal outcomes in select groups and populations.

5. Advocate for policy changes that enhance the care of diverse patients in complex healthcare systems.

6. Evaluate the use of technologies, as a nurse leader and educator, to improve and enhance healthcare outcomes.

Program Learning Outcomes

1. Advocate for health policy changes that enhance population health and promote professional nursing practice.

2. Utilize emerging technologies to provide credible health information to clients, nurses, and students.

3. Perform assessments focusing on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of culturally diverse individuals.

4. Develop curriculum/teaching plan.

5. Support legal and ethical guidelines in all aspects of nursing practice.

6. Develop a thesis project using research, critical thinking, and evidence-based practice principles.

7. Prepare to assume a senior leadership/management position and/or the role of educator in a health care agency or college setting.

8. Integrate faith and lifelong learning in personal and professional life.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Integration of Faith and Learning: Students will develop and articulate a Biblical worldview informed by a Pentecostal perspective, integrating faith with learning.

2. Cultural Competency and Citizenship: Students will understand and practice effective local, national and global citizenship and demonstrate appreciation of diverse psychological, social, historical and artistic aspects of culture.

3. Communication: Students will demonstrate effective, graduate-level written and oral communication skills.

4. Critical Thinking: Students will develop and apply qualitative and quantitative critical thinking skills.

5. Holistic Living: Students will appreciate and demonstrate a holistic view of health and living.

6. Information Competency: Students will demonstrate foundational technology skills that allow one to locate and evaluate the integrity of information, and to understand the ethical uses of information.

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