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Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 34-43 credit hours

Core Courses 
ENG 670 Graduate Nursing Writing Preparation
NUR 600 Theories and Values for Advanced Nursing
NUR 612 Health Care Policy in a Diverse Community
NUR 620 Statistics for Advanced Nursing
NUR 622 Advanced Nursing Inquiry for Evidenced-Based Practice
NUR 625 Nursing Informatics
NUR 690 Practicum in Advanced Nursing Role
NUR 696 Professional Proposal Design
NUR 698 Capstone for Advanced Nursing Education Roles
NUR 699* Nursing Capstone Continuation

*Students who do not finish their Nursing Capstone project within the semester of original enrollment for NUR 698 are required to enroll each semester in the program’s NUR 699 Nursing Capstone Continuation course for 0 credit hours.

Select One Concentration
Nurse Educator Concentration 
NUR 616 Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan for the Nurse in an Advanced Role
NUR 619 Advanced Physical Assessment Across the Lifespan
NUR 637 Pharmacology Across the Lifespan for Advanced Nursing Roles
NUR 640 Perspectives on Teaching and Learning
NUR 643 Curriculum Design
NUR 645 Assessment and Evaluation in Healthcare Education

Nurse Leader Concentration 
NUR 610 Foundations of Leadership
NUR 611 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
NUR 617 Financial Tools for Nursing Leadership


Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 53-61 credit hours

Students must complete the prescribed MSN Nurse Educator and Leader Courses (shown above) plus the Prerequisite Undergraduate Courses
Prerequisite Undergraduate Courses
MTH 212 Statistics
NUR 300 Evidence-Based Practice
NUR 313 Nursing Assessment for RN’s (for leader concentration)
NUR 460 Concepts in Professional Nursing
NUR 475 Concepts in Population Focused Nursing
NUR 480 Concepts in Leadership & Management
Enduring Questions Course


  • Incorporate knowledge from nursing science, related fields, and professional foundations in building advanced nursing roles.
  • Collaborate in scholarly activities of evaluation, application, and integration of nursing research into holistic nursing practice.
  • Engage in professional and practice activities, advocate for change, and articulate the role of the advanced nurse through interprofessional interaction.
  • Integrate Franciscan and personal values and beliefs into a framework for advanced nursing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of human diversity in the provision of health care including clinical prevention and population health.
  • Explore the impact of ethical, political, economic, legal, and moral issues related to healthcare in society.
  • Develop a commitment for lifelong learning and advanced study.
  • Utilize health information technologies for quality and safety initiatives related to advanced nursing roles.
  • Apply organizational and systems leadership principles in the advanced nursing role.