Master of Science in Nursing (NURS MSN)
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING GENERALIST • 37 CREDITS • NURS MSN
The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Davenport University offers an advanced level of graduate study expanding on the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired at the baccalaureate or entry-level nursing education program. The core curriculum for this program reflects the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing (AACN, 2011) and the Outcomes and Competencies for Graduates of Master’s Programs in Nursing (National League of Nursing, 2010).
Admission to the MSN program is competitive. We seek highly motivated nurses who have obtained their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and desire to further professional development to advance their career. Once students have been admitted into the program, they become members of a cohort. This means that the same group of students goes through the program together. The cohort experience provides the students with the opportunity to develop a sense of community with their classmates as they study, network, and support each other in the graduate learning experience. The cohort learning experience begins with a two day residency at the Grand Rapids W.A. Lettinga Campus and ends with another two day residency for the NURS795 MSN Special Project or NURS799 MSN Thesis.
The MSN Program is a 28-month program that begins once a year. Courses within the program are delivered entirely online except for the practicum component of NURS765/NURS765C and NURS797/NURS797C. Practicum sites for the NURS765C and NURS797C will be arranged for students based on students’ geographic locations.
*Students, in consultation with their MSN advisor, will choose two 3 credit graduate-level elective courses. An overall grade of B- or better must be achieved in these two courses.
**Upon discussion with MSN Advisor, Student will elect to conduct either a Special Research Project (NURS795) or do the traditional thesis (NURS799).
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
Advanced Nursing Core
|NURS740||Advanced Health Assessment||2|
|NURS740V||Advanced Health Assessment Lab||1|
MSN Electives* - Select two courses from the following:
|NURS795 or NURS799||MSN Special Project or MSN Thesis||1|
|NURS797||Advanced Generalist Capstone||1|
|NURS797C||Adv Generalist Capstone Clinic||1|
Foundations of Advanced Nursing
|NURS600||Theoretical Fndn Adv Nurs Prac||3|
|NURS601||MSN Orientation Seminar||0|
|NURS640||Nurs Research & Evid-Base Prac||3|
|NURS670||Transform NursingPractice Role||3|
Advanced Nursing Role
|HINT730||Legal Aspects and Compliance||3|
|NURS765||Concepts of Adv Nurs Practice||2|
|NURS765C||Concepts of Adv Nurs Prac Clin||2|
|NURS780||Theoretical Fndns Teach/Learn||3|
|NURS782||Intro to Simulation in Nurs Ed||3|
|BUSN520/BUSN610||Management and Marketing||3|
|HCMG630||Health Care Organizations||3|
|HCMG730||Ethical/Legal Prspct Health Cr||3|
|HRMG700||Managing Human Resources||3|
|HRMG750||Org Development & Training||3|