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Master of Science Nursing

This online program is designed to prepare registered nurses who have an earned BSN degree with the key competencies necessary to build expertise in a specialized area of nursing education or nursing leadership while enhancing their skills in theory and research in professional practice. The Nurse Leadership specialization prepares nurses to pursue management and administrative roles while the Nurse Educator specialization is for nurses who wish to share their clinical expertise in an educator role.

Education and Qualifications:

This program is designed for the registered nurse who has graduated from an accredited nursing program with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. A current, unrestricted RN license (obtained in the U.S.) is required.

  • Successful completion of a criminal background check.
  • Current resume.
  • Three professional or academic letters of recommendation.
  • Career Statement of professional experience and goals in nursing.
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited nursing program with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA  (per 4.0 scale) on previous coursework.
The master's degree program in nursing at Ottawa University is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Degree Requirements

Major Core Courses

NSRG 7000TRANSITION TO THE GRADUATE NURSING ROLE (3)

NSRG 7100ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (3)

NSRG 7200ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY (3)

NSRG 7300ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT (3)

NSRG 7400RESEARCH TO IMPROVE QUALITY & SAFETY FOR GRADUATE NURSING (3)

NSRG 7500CULTURAL DIVERSITY, POLICY AND ADVOCACY (3)

Nurse Educator Specialization Courses

NSRG 7601FOUNDATIONS FOR NURSE EDUCATOR PRACTICE (3)

NRSG 7602TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR TODAY'S NURSE EDUCATOR (3)

NRSG 7603CURRICULUM DESIGN & ASSESSMENT TECHNIQUES IN NURSING EDUCATION (3)

NSRG 7604INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY & SIMULATION IN NURSING EDUCATION (3)

NSRG 7605NURSE EDUCATOR PRACTICUM (3)

NSRG 7606NURSE EDUCATOR CAPSTONE (3)

Nurse Leadership Specialization Courses

NSRG 7701FOUNDATIONS FOR NURSE LEADER PRACTICE (3)

NSRG 7702HEALTH INFORMATION & SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT (3)

NSRG 7703LEGAL & ETHICAL ISSUES FOR NURSE LEADERS (3)

NSRG 7704BUSINESS CONCEPTS FOR NURSE LEADERS (3)

NSRG 7705NURSE LEADER PRACTICUM (3)

NSRG 7706NURSE LEADER CAPSTONE (3)