Nursing - MSN
The School of Nursing offers a Masters in Science of Nursing (MSN). MSN graduates are ready to lead in educator and advanced practice nurse roles in health-related services to diverse populations. The MSN Program has two program options: Nurse Educator (33 credit/semester hours) and Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (43 credit/semester hours). All formal program options share a 24-credit/semester hour core and then courses specific to each program option. The program is offered via a hybrid format where a few on campus course meetings may be held over the semester. The program does not require a thesis. Students are required to complete a capstone paper, generally a plan for an evidence-based intervention either in the educational setting or in the primary care practice setting. Students enrolled in the MSN Program prior to May 2018 are in a joint program with Auburn University Montgomery. Upon graduation of these students, the joint program will be discontinued.
Admission to all formal program options is competitive and all qualified applicants may not be admitted. Schools of Nursing Admission Minimum Requirements include:
- A bachelor of science in nursing from an accredited college or university
- Good academic standing from the last university attended
- Overall GPA of 3.0
- Unemcumbered RN License. Students completing a BSN Program during the semester of application must request a waiver from the admission committee in order for the application to be considered.
- Three Professional References
- 500-word Professional Goal Statement. This statement will include: reasons for pursuing this degree and program option, past experiences, career goals and past achievements.
- Successful completion of undergraduate statistics course.
Applicants may be asked by the School of Nursing for additional information and may be required to interview with the Director of the MSN Program, the MSN admission committee, and/or graduate faculty.
Full-time admission is available in the summer semester only and part-time admission is available, summer, fall, and spring if space it available. It is unlikely due to scheduling of courses and pre-requisites that students admitted part-time can move to full-time status. Courses are offered only one time per each academic year so changing programs of study from full to part-time may impact planned graduation dates. Application deadlines are: (1) Summer Semester- March 1, (2) Fall Semester-June 1, and (3) Spring Semester-October 1. The application is completed online and may be found on the Auburn University Graduate School webpage.
|NURS 7346||Advanced Theoretical Foundations of Nursing||3|
|NURS 7356||Quality, Safety, and Prevention Using Technology||3|
|NURS 7366||Evidence-Based Practice I||2|
|NURS 7246||Advanced Pharmacology||3|
|NURS 7256||Healthcare Policy and Ethics for the Nurse Leader||3|
|NURS 7376||Evidence-Based Practice II||2|
|NURS 7236||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 7116||Advanced Physical Assessment/Applied Clinical Concepts I||3|
|NURS 7946||Evidence-Based Practice||2|
Nurse Educator Specific Courses
|NURS 7326||Curriculum Development and Evaluation||3|
|HIED 8500||The Professoriate||3|
|NURS 7816||Nursing Education Practicum||3|
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specific Courses
|NURS 7226||Roles and Issues of the Primary Care Practitioner||3|
|NURS 7336||Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Management||3|
|NURS 7446||Primary Care I||3|
|NURS 7556||Primary Care II||3|
|NURS 7926||Primary Care Practicum||7|