2016-2017 Catalog

Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program provides students who hold a Bachelor's degree in nursing and an active, unencumbered U.S. registered nurse (RN) license with graduate-level nursing competencies. Students learn to apply a systems approach to healthcare delivery and effectively apply leadership and management principles, theories, and interdisciplinary collaboration to promote, high quality, safe, and effective nursing care. Graduates develop competence related to applying theoretical frameworks, research, and continuous quality improvement to their practice. Graduates are prepared to advance their careers as leaders and administrators who can effectively contribute to the improvement of patient and organizational outcomes within healthcare settings.

A 300 level or higher statistics course is required to begin the MSN program. Students may transfer in statistics or take MAT 304 concurrently with NUR 500 in the first quarter of their program.

*The MSN Program is not yet approved in all states. Please go to www.strayer.edu for the latest information regarding program availability.

Strayer University currently does not have programmatic accreditation for the MSN program. Please be advised that without programmatic accreditation, Strayer MSN Program students and graduates may not be able to transfer credits to an outside institution in the pursuit of a Doctoral degree in nursing. We cannot guarantee or make any promises related to our intention to pursue programmatic accreditation.

Area I-Core Component

Required Courses

NUR 501, NUR 505, NUR 510 and NUR 520 are eligible for transfer credit. No more than 13.5 credits may be transferred into program core courses. NUR500 is not eligible for transfer credit and must be taken in residence
NUR 500Foundations of Success for Graduate Studies in Nursing (1.5 quarter credit hours)

NUR 501Theoretical Foundations, Research, & Evidence-Informed Nursing Practice

NUR 505Informatics for Contemporary Nursing Practice

NUR 510Health Promotion of Individuals & Populations

NUR 515Leadership, Management, & Interdisciplinary Collaboration

NUR 520Healthcare Policy & Politics

Total Credit Hours:24

Area II-Concentration Component

Concentration courses are not eligible for transfer credit.

Leadership and Management for Health Systems Concentration

NUR 530Nursing Leadership & Management in a Dynamic Healthcare Environment

NUR 531Health Care Finance

NUR 532Healthcare Policy, Law, & Ethics

NUR 533Cultural Dynamics & Organizational Change in Healthcare

NUR 53421st Century Nursing Leadership

NUR 535Nursing Leadership & Management Practicum

Total Credit Hours:27

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours (except NUR500 which is 1.5 quarter credit hours).