Nursing R.N to M.S.N.

The RN to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program is designed for registered nurses who do not have a bachelor’s degree and are seeking to complete a master’s degree. This program prepares graduates to assume a position as a Nurse Educator in healthcare settings, serve in advanced roles related to population health education, and teach in academic nursing programs.

  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.
Undergraduate Level:
NURS-316Writing/Critical Analysis/Health-Related3
NURS-320Ethical Iss/Leg Aspects/Nurs3
NURS-405Nursing Research and Seminar3
NURS-411Spirituality/Care/Professional Nursing1
NURS-420Community Health Nurs/Clinical Studies5
NURS-425Edctn Theory/Proc/Tchg in Nurs3
Graduate Level:
CNSG-613Advanced Health Assessment2-3
CNSG-618Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology2-3
CNSG-622Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology2-3
NURS-506Diversity, Social and Global Issues in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention2
NURS-518Nurse Educator and Leadership Roles: Theory and Practice2
NURS-526Policies Affecting Health Delivery And Fiscal Systems2
NURS-580Introduction to Capstone Project2
NURS-610Theoretical Frameworks of Education2
NURS-612Education Practicum3
NURS-617Use of Technology in Healthcare and Nursing Education2
NURS-621Strategies of Simulation Learning and Instruction2
NURS-630Curriculum and Program Development2
NURS-635Class/Course Preparation/Plan/Comp Eval Competency Evaluation2
NURS-685Implementation of Capstone Project2
Total Units47-50

Disclaimer: This sample Curriculum Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation and availability before enrolling in courses. Questions, contact the Graduate Program in Nursing.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterUnits
8-Week Session Courses
NURS-316 Writing/Critical Analysis/Health-Related 3
NURS-320 Ethical Iss/Leg Aspects/Nurs 3
Second Semester
8-Week Session Courses
NURS-425 Edctn Theory/Proc/Tchg in Nurs 3
NURS-405 Nursing Research and Seminar 3
Third Semester
8-Week Session Courses
NURS-420 Community Health Nurs/Clinical Studies 5
NURS-411 Spirituality/Care/Professional Nursing 1
Second Year
First Semester
5-Week Session Courses
NURS-518 Nurse Educator and Leadership Roles: Theory and Practice 2
NURS-610 Theoretical Frameworks of Education 2
CNSG-613 Advanced Health Assessment 2-3
Second Semester
5-Week Session Courses
NURS-580 Introduction to Capstone Project 2
NURS-617 Use of Technology in Healthcare and Nursing Education 2
NURS-630 Curriculum and Program Development 2
Third Semester
5-Week Session Courses
NURS-526 Policies Affecting Health Delivery And Fiscal Systems 2
CNSG-618 Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology 2-3
NURS-506 Diversity, Social and Global Issues in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2
Third Year
First Semester
5-Week Session Courses
NURS-621 Strategies of Simulation Learning and Instruction 2
NURS-635 Class/Course Preparation/Plan/Comp Eval Competency Evaluation 2
NURS-685 Implementation of Capstone Project 2
Second Semester
5-Week Session Courses
NURS-612 Education Practicum 3
CNSG-622 Advanced Concepts in Pharmacology 2-3
 Total Units47-50