Master's Entry to Practice, M.S.N.
The Master’s Entry to Practice (MEPN) program is an entry into practice master’s degree that provides students with a previously earned bachelor’s degree the opportunity to gain education and experience as a direct care provider of nursing in a variety of settings. The degree also provides an advantage to adult learners choosing nursing as a second career allowing them to become a nurse in a shorter amount of time and to earn a higher degree as opposed to a second baccalaureate degree.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), examination in order to obtain a registered nurse license.
- Apply theoretical knowledge to the practice of advanced nursing roles.
- Utilize evidence to address population health problems.
- Demonstrate professionalism at the advanced nursing level in the clinical setting.
- Pursue quality, effectiveness, and innovation in shared leadership of interprofessional health teams.
Requirements for Earning the M.S.N. Degree Include the Following:
- completion of an approved program of study;
- completion of an applied research course, NURS 791;
- a GPA of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) on all courses attempted for graduate credit and all courses numbered 700 and above;
- a GPA of a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) on all courses on the approved program of study;
- passing a comprehensive assessment during the last semester of the program.
Course Requirements (76 hours)
|NURS 700||Theoretical and Conceptual Foundation for Nursing||3|
|NURS 709||Pathophysiological Concepts for Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 711||Pharmacotherapies for Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 712||Health Assessment for Nursing Practice +||3|
|NURS 713||Nursing Practice Fundamentals *, +||4|
|NURS 714||Maternal/Newborn Nursing Practice *, +||4|
|NURS 715||Pediatric Nursing Practice *, +||4|
|NURS 720||Clinical Application of Population Analysis||3|
|NURS 721||Gerontological Nursing Care||2|
|NURS 723||Medical Surgical Nursing Practice I *, +||5|
|NURS 726||Medical Surgical Nursing Practice II *||5|
|NURS 729||Psychiatric Nursing Practice *, +||4|
|NURS 730||Population Health Nursing||3|
|NURS 745||Nursing Ethics, Policy & Advocacy||3|
|NURS 746||Informatics, Technology, and Emerging Issues||3|
|NURS 747||Leadership and Safety for Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 748||Care Coordination and Outcomes Management *||3|
|NURS 750||Transition to Nursing Practice I *||3|
|NURS 751||Transition to Nursing Practice II *||3|
|NURS 789||Statistical and Research Methods for Nursing Practice||3|
|NURS 791||Seminar in Clinical Nursing Research||3|
|Select 6 hours of electives 1||6|
|Total Credit Hours||76|
Indicates courses with field study hours
Indicates courses with lab hours
All electives must be 500 level or higher and approved by the academic advisor prior to enrollment.