Nursing, M.S.N.

- Administration Track

- Education Track

Program Distinctives

The MSN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), which is located at 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. ACEN can be contacted at 404-975-5000, fax 404-975-5020 or

The MSN program builds on the knowledge and competencies of baccalaureate education and experience as a practicing nurse and prepares the graduate to be a nurse administrator or nurse educator. The program can be completed in 2 years. The nursing courses must be completed in 6 years.

Students must be admitted to the university before applying to the nursing program. MSN students must have an active unencumbered RN license in the state in which they will complete practice learning experiences/practicums.

Admission to the nursing program is based on nursing admission criteria at the time of application to the program. Admission requirements to the MSN program include an application to the program, a bachelor’s degree in nursing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an ACEN, CNEA, or CCNE accredited program, 3 references, 1 year of experience as a RN recommended, and a current unencumbered RN license. Registered nurses with a bachelor’s degree in another field will be evaluated on an individual basis and additional coursework may be required. Applicants who have completed graduate level courses from an ACEN/CNEA/CCNE accredited program may be awarded credit on course by course basis. Only 6 credit hours can be transferred.

Students must pass all courses within the MSN program with a grade of “B-“ or better to continue in the program. MSN students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to continue and complete program.

MSN students must submit a completed nursing health form signed by their health care provider, verify specific immunizations, obtain a criminal background check, submit documentation of a current negative drug screen, submit proof of health insurance coverage, and complete an approved CPR course prior to beginning any practicum experience. Malpractice insurance is provided through the university.

For further information, please refer to the School of Nursing section of the catalog.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The purpose of the Master of Science in Nursing for Nurse Educators - Administrators is to facilitate career preparation in a Christian liberal arts setting at the graduate level of nursing, enabling nurses to develop skills for nursing education or administration. The MSN graduate is expected to exhibit nursing judgment, along with facilitating effective decision making and communication, that promotes excellence in holistic patient/family-centered care in academic, administrative, and/or clinical settings. The MSN graduate creates evidence-based practice/research, integrates informatics to support quality improvement, and exemplifies nursing behaviors of leadership and professionalism. The MSN graduate has a foundation for doctoral education in nursing.

Program Requirements

Major Core

MNUR 511Nursing Roles in Health Car Organizations


MNUR 512Statistical Literacy


MNUR 513Advanced Theory for Nursing Practice


MNUR 613Information Systems in Nursing


MNUR 625Advanced Evidence Based Nursing Practice


MNUR 625BAdvanced Evidence Based Nursing Practice Completion


Total Credit Hours:15

Nurse Educator Track

MNUR 515Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for the Nurse Educator


MNUR 516Health Assessment for the Nurse Educator


MNUR 611Educational Pedagogy


MNUR 612Curriculum Development in Nursing Education


MNUR 614Evaluation in Nursing Education


MNUR 621Teaching Practicum


Total Credit Hours:19

Nursing Administrator Track

MNUR 615Leadership in Health Care Organizations


MNUR 616Health Policy


MNUR 617Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care Organizations


MNUR 622Administrator Practicum


MBAD 516Accounting and Managerial Decision Making


MBAD 511Human Resource Management


Total Credit Hours:18

Total Credit Hours: 33-34