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The areas of coursework in the M.S.N. program include core courses (16 semester hours), and one of the following options:

  • Nurse Education option (27 semester hours)

The breakdown of these course requirements is as follows:

NURS 6900Professional Issues in Nursing3
NURS 6901Nursing Science and Research 13
NURS 6902Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 6906Advanced Statistics3
NURS 7002Nursing Science and Research 22
NURS 7005Capstone Practicum2
Nurse Education Opton Courses
NURS 6903Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS 6904Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 7018Nursing Curriculum Design3
NURS 7019Nursing Instructional Methods3
NURS 7020Evaluation in Nursing Education3
NURS 7021Nurse Educator Role4
NURS 7022Nurse Educator Role Practicum5
Cognates: Educational Technology
Choose one 3 s.h.3
TCED 6905Introduction to Digital Teaching and Learning3
TCED 6936Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction to Improve Learning3
Total Semester Hours49

MSN Student Learning Outcomes

All graduates of the program are prepared to:

  • Synthesize theory and research from nursing and related disciplines for advanced nursing roles.
  • Utilize leadership strategies to influence health and health care and to promote the nursing profession in the advanced nursing role. 
  • Expand the knowledge of evidence-based practice by identifying nursing research problems and contributing to research investigations.
  • Integrate assessment of own learning in developing a lifelong pattern of scholarly inquiry.

Upon successful completion of the MSN program, graduates are eligible to sit for national certification examinations. Once certified, graduates must apply for a Certificate of Authority to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Ohio or in the state in which they intend to practice.


Graduates of the Nurse Education option are prepared to:

  • practice in advanced nurse educator roles within Academic, Health Care Delivery and Community settings.
  • incorporate a variety of theories from nursing and related fields into nursing practice and education roles.
  • analyze social issues related to Health Care Delivery Systems and nursing education.