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Master of Science in Nursing
The MSN program provides education and experience in three specific areas: education, management/leadership, and family nurse practitioner. All learners are provided the opportunity to learn the theoretical base of nursing science while participating in practicum experiences that will heighten their professional readiness for their career.In addition, various healthcare settings are utilized for practicums in the three areas.
NRSG 614 – Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
616 – Political & Social Implications of Health Care
617 – Leadership Role Development
618 – Ethical Leadership Seminar
626 – Moral/Ethical Decision Making
653 – Theoretical and Professional Foundations for Nursing
656 – Evidenced Based Research Proposal Development
Plus completion of one of the following specialty tracks:
Education specialty track:
NRSG 621 – Teaching Roles and Strategies
622 – Curriculum Design, Assessment, & Evaluation
624 – Evaluation in Nursing Education
651 – MSN Practicum
Management/Leadership specialty track:
NRSG 631 – Nurse as a Leader & Manager of Care
646 – Healthcare Financial and Resource Management
647 – Transforming Leadership in Nursing
651 – MSN Practicum
Family Nurse Practitioner specialty track:
NRSG 661 – APN Roles and EBP
662 – Advanced Health Assessment
663 – Advanced Pathophysiology
664 – Advanced Pharmacology
665 – FNP Practicum
A student with a failing grade in NRSG 618 must retake the course and receive a passing grade before entering the specialty track courses.
In the MSN program, learners and faculty establish the teaching-learning process. Learners are encouraged throughout the program to plan their own learning opportunities. Learners, with the assistance of faculty members, are expected to identify personal goals consistent with the program goals, plan experiences, and evaluate the achievement of goals. Program evaluation is a continuous process shared between and among students, faculty, and consumers. The program objectives and indicators (outcomes) are to
Graduates are prepared to continue in the profession of nursing as contributing members of the discipline, to promote, maintain, and restore the health of clients in a variety of settings.
The goals of the MSN nursing major are to prepare graduates to:
Other Program Guidelines
All FNP students are required to interview with the FNP Coordinator prior to the start of the MSN Program. The interview will consist of a criminal background check, physical, and a hair drug screen. All aspects of the interview must be passed successfully in order to be accepted into the program. If a student desires to start the FNP program after their acceptance into the MSN and is in another nursing track, they must then go through the interview process. All FNP students are to complete a total of 500 clinical/practicum hours, satisfactorily, by the conclusion of the program. All MSN students that are in the education track have at least 120 practicum hours that need to be completed, satisfactorily, by the end of their track specialty and hours must be with a School of Higher Education focus. This can be accomplished either through an ADN or a BSN program. Your preceptor is required to have their MSN. All MSN students in the Leadership track must complete their practicum hours with a Master's prepared nurse with a focus in leadership. All MSN and FNP students must implement and complete an evidence-based research project as a requirement for graduation from ONU.
In the MSN program, no more than two (2) C's are permitted in the coursework. A third C requires the learner to repeat one of the three courses. Only ONE repeat of any course due to withdrawal, failure, or a third C is allowed during the program.
All FNP candidates must maintain a B average (86%) in the didactic portion of all FNP courses. If the learner fails to maintain a B average in the didactic portion of the FNP program, a repeat of the course will be allowed to improve the grade. Only ONE repeat of any course due to withdrawal or failure is allowed during the MSN or FNP program. Failure to demonstrate meeting any of the above standards will result in student withdrawal by the Director of the Nursing Programs - SGCS. Students will be given the opportunity to reapply for admission to the nursing program. All FNP students are required to attend an ANNC review course located on the main campus of ONU at the completion of the program.