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  • Course description
    Gonzaga University’s online Master of Science in Nursing (Online MSN Degree) was crafted to meet the needs of working registered nurses who wish to advance within the nursing field or take their professional calling to a higher level outside of day-to-day nursing practice.

    Our innovative online Master’s in Nursing is evidence-based and practice oriented and prepares you for possible advancement as a nurse educator or nurse administrator in as little as two years of study. Through our ground-breaking application of complex adaptive systems theory to the field of nursing, you will develop the skills needed for advanced nursing practice, teaching, management and research. Choose a specialization in Health Systems Leadership or prepare to be a Nurse Educator.

    Our online Master of Science in Nursing is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and a committed staff of distinguished nursing faculty oversee all course content and instruction. Through comprehensive nursing coursework, tailored to accommodate your busy schedule, you will be able to earn your master's degree in nursing and advance in your current nursing career, or open new career paths that utilize your nursing experience.

    Nurse Educator Emphasis

    Students develop an area of clinical specialization as well as vital skills in curriculum development, teaching-learning strategies, and evaluation. Particular emphasis is placed on tailoring content and presentation to the student’s needs. Practicum experiences take place in a variety of educational settings.

    The online MSN Nurse Educator specialization program requires 36 credit hours of graduate coursework.
    MS Nursing Online Core Courses (15 Credits)
    Nurs 551     Contemporary Delivery of Health Care     3 credits
    Nurs 552     Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing     3 credits
    Nurs 553     Evidence-Based Practice     3 credits
    Nurs 554     Professional Relationships in Advanced Nursing Roles     3 credits
    Nurs 555     Nursing Ethics     3 credits
    Advanced Nursing Practice Core Courses (21 credits)
    523     Pathophysiology Course     3 credits
    641E     Curriculum Development     3 credits
    642E     Teaching-Learning Strategies     3 credits
    643E     Assessment of Student Learning and Evaluation     3 credits
    644E     Current Issues in Nursing Education and Transition into Nurse Educator Role     3 credits
    631E     Practicum     1-3 credits
    632E     Practicum     1-3 credits
    633E     Practicum     1-3 credits
    Practicum Total 6 credits

    Health Systems Leadership Emphasis

    Students gain the knowledge and proficiency necessary to work in financial and human capital management. Students are also exposed to strategies for responding to the clinical, ethical, and legal issues that arise in administrative roles.

    The online MSN Health Systems Leadership specialization requires 36 credit hours of graduate coursework.
    MS Nursing Online Core Courses (15 Credits)
    Nurs 551     Contemporary Delivery of Health Care     3 credits
    Nurs 552     Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing     3 credits
    Nurs 553     Evidence-Based Practice     3 credits
    Nurs 554     Professional Relationships in Advanced Nursing Roles     3 credits
    Nurs 555     Nursing Ethics     3 credits
    Advanced Nursing Practice Core Courses (21 credits)
    Nurs 641A     Nursing Leadership Development     3 credits
    Nurs 642A     Information and Quality Management     3 credits
    Nurs 643A     Communication and Relationship Management     3 credits
    Nurs 644A     Health Care Management:  Financial Stewardship and Decision Support/Strategies      3 credits
    Nurs 645A     Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Healthcare Environments     3 credits
    631A     Practicum     1-3 credits
    632A     Practicum     1-3 credits
    633A     Practicum     1-3 credits

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