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Academic Catalog '15-'16 | Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

 

Faculty

Dr. Carrie O’Reilly, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Interim Director of Master of Science in Nursing

Description

Nursing leadership necessitates advanced degrees.  Trinity’s Master of Science in Nursing offers two pathways: Nursing Education and Nursing Administration. MSN students will analyze and synthesize information to participate in collaborative planning across settings.  Nursing Administration and Nursing Education students take both a participant and a lead role in formal seminars, and conduct a content specific project based on research. The degree program requires thirty-six (36) credits and may be completed on either a part-time or full-time basis.

Students in the Nurse Education track learn teaching strategies through: a) scholarly papers based on requirements in the syllabus. b) team work in the classroom, c) seminars, d) classroom and practicum presentations, e) use of technology to enhance presentations, f) interviews with health care executives and middle managers, and g) the inclusion of expert lecturers in the classroom.  Students in the Administration track use a wide variety of communication techniques, re-engineer complex health delivery problems, apply general systems theory, and apply congruency theory to health care delivery programs.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Nursing offers two pathways: Nursing Administration and Nursing Education. The degree program requires thirty-six (36) credits and may be completed on either a part-time or full-time basis.

Nursing Administration Curriculum Plan

Part-time Course of Study:

  • Semester I: Fall Year 1 (6 credits):
    NURS 515 Advanced Pathophysiology & Pharmacology
    NURS 562 Advanced Health Assessment
  • Semester II: Spring Year 1 (6 credits):
    SNHP 530 Qualitative Research and Biostatistics
    SNHP 605
  • Semester III: Summer Year 1 (6 credits):
    SNHP 501 Theoretical Foundations
    ADMN 642 Health Care: Delivery Systems, Policies, and Procedures
  • Semester IV: Fall Year 2 (6 credits):
    SNHP 630 Quantitative and Outcomes Research and Biostatistics
    NURS 625 Administrative Theory in Nursing II
  • Semester V: Spring Year 2 (6 credits):
    NURS 645 Practicum in Nursing Administration
    ADMN 607 Accounting and Finance for Evaluation and Control
  • Semester VI: Summer Year 2 (6 credits):
    SNHP 601 Informatics
    Elective: SNHP 651 Ethics or SNHP 645 Global Health and Health Policy

Full-time Course of Study:

  • Semester I: Fall Year 1 (9 credits):
    SNHP 501 Theoretical Foundations
    NURS 515 Advanced Pathophysiology & Pharmacology
    NURS 562 Advanced Health Assessment
  • Semester II: Spring Year 1 (9 credits):
    ADMN 642 Health Care: Delivery Systems, Policies, and Procedures
    SNHP 530 Qualitative Research and Biostatistics
    NURS 605 Administrative Theory in Nursing I
  • Semester III: Fall Year 2 (9 credits):
    SNHP 601 Informatics
    SNHP 630 Quantitative and Outcomes Research and Biostatistics
    NURS 625 Administrative Theory in Nursing II
  • Semester IV: Spring Year 2 (9 credits):
    Elective: SNHP 651 Ethics or SNHP 645 Global Health and Health Policy
    NURS 645 Practicum in Nursing Administration
    ADMN 607 Accounting and Finance for Evaluation and Control

Nursing Education Curriculum Plan

Part-time Course of Study:

  • Semester I: Fall Year 1 (6 credits):
    NURS 515 Advanced Pathophysiology & Pharmacology
    NURS 562 Advanced Health Assessment
  • Semester II: Spring Year 1 (6 credits):
    SNHP 530 Qualitative Research and Biostatistics
    SNHP 600 Instructional Strategies for Effective
  • Semester III: Summer Year 1 (6 credits):
    SNHP 501 Theoretical Foundations
    ADMN 642 Health Care: Delivery Systems, Policies, and Procedures
  • Semester IV: Fall Year 2 (6 credits):
    SNHP 630 Quantitative and Outcomes Research and Biostatistics
    NURS 620
  • Semester V: Spring Year 2 (6 credits):
    SNHP 640 Teaching and Clinical Practicum
  • Semester VI: Summer Year 2 (6 credits):
    SNHP 601 Informatics
    Elective: SNHP 651 Ethics or SNHP 645 Global Health and Health Policy

Full-time Course of Study:

  • Semester I: Fall Year 1 (9 credits):
    SNHP 501 Theoretical Foundations
    NURS 515 Advanced Pathophysiology & Pharmacology
    NURS 562 Advanced Health Assessment
  • Semester II: Spring Year 1 (9 credits):
    ADMN 642 Health Care: Delivery Systems, Policies, and Procedures
    SNHP 530 Qualitative Research and Biostatistics
    NURS 600
  • Semester III: Fall Year 2 (9 credits):
    SNHP 601 Informatics
    SNHP 630 Quantitative and Outcomes Research and Biostatistics
    NURS 620
  • Semester IV: Spring Year 2 (9 credits):
    Elective: SNHP 651 Ethics or SNHP 645 Global Health and Health Policy
    NURS 640

Program Policies

Comprehensive Examination:
Students in the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Program are required to earn a minimum performance rating of "Meets the Standard" on the Final Project, a standards-based portfolio and all required end-of-program presentations and assessments. Students who do not demonstrate mastery will register to repeat SHNP 640 and NURS 645 Practicum in Nursing Administration.

Experiential Learning Policy (TELL): 
Graduate students who can demonstrate by submission of a portfolio that they have already acquired knowledge, skills, and competencies taught in a Trinity graduate program course may receive credit for that course. All cases involving experiential learning credit will be considered on an individual basis by the student's academic advisor, program director, and the Dean of the School of Nursing and Heatlh Professions.

Grades in Graduate Courses:
Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to graduate. No student who has more than 3 credits below a "B" on his/her transcript may graduate and receive a degree.

Pass/No Pass:
Graduate students may not take courses on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Transfer Policy:
Students may transfer up to six (6) graduate credits from other appropriately accredited institutions of higher learning toward the degree with approval from the program director. See course catalog academic policies for specific requirements and approval protocol.

Course Descriptions

ADMN 607 Accounting and Finance for Evaluation and Control
ADMN 642 Health Care: Delivery Systems, Policies, and Procedures
NURS 515 Advanced Pathophysiology & Pharmacology
NURS 562 Advanced Health Assessment
NURS 605 Administrative Theory in Nursing I
NURS 625 Administrative Theory in Nursing II
NURS 645 Practicum in Nursing Administration
SNHP 501 Theoretical Foundations
SNHP 530 Qualitative Research and Biostatistics
SNHP 600 Instructional Strategies for Effective
SNHP 601 Informatics
SNHP 620 Curriculum Development and Evaluation
SNHP 630 Quantitative and Outcomes Research and Biostatistics
SNHP 640 Teaching and Clinical Practicum
SNHP 645 Global Health and Health Policy
SNHP 651 Ethics

 

 


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