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Common MSN Courses

Please note that Statistics is a pre-requisite to the MSN program.

MSNC 5310 Theoretical Foundations

Examine theoretical foundations guiding advanced nursing practice. Prerequisites: Permission

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MSNC 5311 Nursing Research

Analyze research methods, focusing on formulating a practice-related research problem, searching the literature, research design, sampling, and evaluation of research instruments, data collection strategies and analysis of data. Students are expected to analyze and critique research literature for scientific merit, and to discuss the practical application of scientific findings for practice. Prerequisites: MSNC 5310.

Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MSNC 5312 Healthcare Policy and Finance

Utilize theoretical models to analyze healthcare policy and finance, and political processes and strategies, which influence the policy process and results in improved healthcare for a diverse society. Prerequisites: Permission

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MSNC 5315 Advanced Nursing Issues

Analyze professional and social issues related to advanced nursing practice within the context of health promotion and disease prevention, and various social, cultural and nursing issues related to healthcare. Prerequisites: Permission

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MSNC 5195 Evidence-Based Project I

Develop a proposal, using research methods, to investigate a problem. Prerequisites: MSNC 5310, 5311, 5312, 5315 and pre- or co-requisite: MSNA 5321 or MSNE 5254

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
MSNC 5296 Evidence-Based Project II

Implement project proposal and disseminate outcomes. Prerequisites: MSNC 5195

Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
MSN Administration Courses
MSNA 5323 Health Information Systems

Examines technology as it applies to the role of Nurse Administrator. Students will explore current trends and issues in the application of concepts related to nursing informatics and healthcare technology in nursing practice.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MSNA 5320 Role Development for Nurse Administrators

Develop knowledge and skills relevant to leadership in healthcare organizations. Emphasis is on role of the nurse as a nurse administrator. Prerequisites: MSNC 5310

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MSNA 5331 Directing & Controlling Healthcare

Use quality improvement models as the foundation for directing and controlling healthcare delivery. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of human resources and budgeting processes. Corequisite: MSNC 5321

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MSNA 5321 Planning & Organizing Healthcare

Use midlevel change and systems theory as the foundation for planning and organizing healthcare delivery. Emphasis is placed on analysis of the mission, philosophy, strategic planning and organizational structures. Prerequisites: MSNA 5320

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
ACCT 5315 Financial Accounting

Concepts of financial accounting. Emphasis is on the conceptual framework of accounting and preparation and uses of financial statements. Additional topics include, Managerial Accounting and Cost Concepts, Cost Volume Profit Analysis, Flexible Budgets and Standard Costs and Variance Analysis.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MKTG 5300 Marketing Concepts

Marketing orientation and concepts; marketing programs of domestic and global perspectives in the formulation and development of strategies with regard to price, product, channels of distribution, and promotion of goods and services within an ever-changing environment. Prerequisites: Graduate

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
MSNA 5221 Administration Practicum I

Apply midlevel change and systems theory for planning and organizing healthcare delivery through a preceptored experience.

Duration: 15 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
MSNC 5232 Administration Practicum II

Apply quality improvement models to work with human resources in a healthcare organization through a preceptored experience.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 2

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