M.S. in Nursing

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  • Course description

    If you are a professional nurse seeking additional education, consider Lewis University's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Designed for working adults, this program will provide you with the advanced knowledge you need to become a leader in your field.

    As an MSN student, you will achieve more specialized knowledge of health care delivery. You will practice the principles of critical inquiry, learning to design and execute complex strategies in healthcare. You will practice your skills in presentation and communication, making you a more effective leader. And, you will investigate the economic, social and political issues that influence community health, and develop strategies for intervention.

    You can choose to focus your studies on either Nursing Administration or Nursing Education.
    • A focus on nursing administration will help you become a leader in administering nursing and patient care services. Through dedication and innovation, nursing administrators can help improve the delivery of healthcare. You will learn skills in business management, finance and human resources.

    • A focus on nursing education will prepare you for a role as an educator, whether at a nursing school, a continuing education institution or a staff development program. You will learn about curriculum design, instructional methods and educational research.


    Total Credit Hours: 42

    All students in the Nursing Administration or Nursing Education programs must complete the following courses:

    I. Core Courses (24)
    30-521 Organization, Policy and Financing in Healthcare (3)
    30-522 Human Diversity and Social Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
    30-523 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
    30-524 Advanced Nursing Research (3)
    30-525 Healthcare Outcomes Measurement (3)
    30-526 Healthcare Fiscal Integrity (3)
    30-527 Healthcare Information Management (3)
    30-528 Program Planning and Evaluation (3)

    II. Specializations (9)

    30-551 Organizational Theory in Healthcare Organizations (3)
    30-553 Human Resource Management in Healthcare (3)
    30-555 The Business of Healthcare (3)

    30-540 Educational Theory and the Scholarship of Teaching (3)
    30-543 Curriculum Development and Evaluation (3)
    30-545 Teaching Methodology and Delivery Systems (3)

    III. Electives (3)

    IV. Practicum/Thesis Directed Study (6)
    30-591 Thesis (6)
    30-596 Nursing Administration Practicum (5)
    30-597 Nursing Education Practicum (5)

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