Curriculum

Students in the RN to MSN in Operational Leadership program will complete a total of 50 credits. Students who enter the program with less than 90 transfer credits, will complete Advanced Core courses as needed prior to proceeding into the RN to MSN curriculum. The first 31 credits deliver the advanced nursing skills needed to improve the overall patient experience at the point of care. Following the completion of these courses, students will be awarded their BSN before continuing into the final 19 credits of the MS in Nursing in Operational Leadership curriculum. The MSN curriculum builds on the skills students learned earlier in the program, and prepares graduates with the operational leadership skills needed to function as effective nurse managers and patient care coordinators.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Courses (31 credits):
Course Title Credits
NUR 382 Nursing Science & Information Literacy 3
NUR 410 Integrative Health & Healing 3
NUR 412 Health Assessment 3
NUR 478 Research & Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 3
NUR 480 Interprofessional Practice & Quality Improvement 3
NUR 484* Community and Public Health Nursing 3
NUR 486* Contemporary Issues and Roles in Nursing Practice 3
NUR 500** Biostatistics 1
NUR 514 Epidemiology and Population Health 2
NUR 516 Health Policy 2
NUR 540
or
Educational Principles for the Health Care Professional
Open Elective
3
NUR 542 Introduction to Health Care Finance 2
Master of Science in Nursing Courses (19 credits):
Course Title Credits
NUR 538 Applying Data to Practice 1
NUR 543 Capstone (240 Fieldwork Hours) 3
NUR 544 Introduction to Informatics 3
HM 600 Foundations of Health Care Management 3
OL 601 Foundations of Organizational Leadership 3
OL 630 Performance Management 3
NUR 688 Human Factors and Patient Safety 3

Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.

*Practice Experiences: The curriculum includes three one-credit practice experiences (NUR 480, NUR 484 and NUR 486). Students design their own practice experiences based upon the associated course content. Additionally, students are expected to make their own arrangements in appropriate agencies to complete their practice experience objectives.

**Students who have completed a collegiate-level Biostatistics course may transfer those credits to satisfy the one credit requirement of NUR 500.