Master of Science in Nursing – Curriculum and Course Descriptions

The UCA School of Nursing MSN program is accredited by Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The curriculum is guided by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) publication, Essentials of Masters Education in Nursing Practice (2011). The curriculum is evaluated every five years.

The Nurse Educator with Clinical Specialty Track
The Nurse educator track is guided by the National League of Nurses (NLN) publication, The Scope and Practice for Academic Nurse Educator, (2012).

Plan of Study:

  • Fall Year One (6)
    • NURS 6306 – Research Methods
    • NURS 6420 Integrated Pharmacology and Pathophysiology
  • Spring Year One (7)
    • NURS 6315 – Advanced Health Assessment
    • NURS 7365 Population Health (45 hrs field work)
  • Summer Year One (6)
    • NURS 6360 Philosophy & Theory
    • NURS 6345 Evaluation in Nursing Education
  • Fall Year Two (6 or 7)
    • NURS 6340 Clinical Specialty (180 hrs)
    • NURS 6348 – Instruct Design & Teaching Strategies
  • Spring Year Two (6)
    • NURS 6349 – Teaching Practicum (270 hrs)
    • NURS 6350 Curriculum