Master of Science in Nursing, M.S.N.

The Master of Science in Nursing program prepares post-baccalaureate nursing students for advanced practice roles as nurse educators in academic settings and/or clinical nurse educators in healthcare institutions. The program includes core courses essential to master-level nursing programs as well as courses designed to prepare nurses to assume roles as academic nurse educators and/or clinical nurse educators. Program content focuses on theoretical foundations of nursing education and leadership; tests and measurements of learning outcomes; curriculum development, implementation and evaluation; and academic and clinical teaching. Program courses provide skills and strategies for facilitation of learning in a variety of settings.

Matriculation Requirements

  1. Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by a recognized nursing accreditation agency. 

  2. Current licensure as an RN in Utah or eligible for RN licensure in Utah.

  3. Completion of an undergraduate course in statistics to include descriptive and inferential statistics.

  4. Application for admission to MSN program.

  5. Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher, or GPA of 3.2 or higher in last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework.

  6. Three professional letters of recommendation.