Courses for Nursing, M.S.N.

The MSN curriculum for an advanced generalist consists of 41 credits completed over 7 semesters. Students must complete the following coursework with a grade of B (3.0) or better. 

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MSN courses are offered primarily in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, our state of the art facilities located in the heart of Grand Rapids' Medical Mile. MSN courses are offered in a hybrid (web-enhanced) format.

Graduate Nursing Core: 12 Credits

  • NUR 605 - Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing I - 3 credits
  • NUR 607 - Health Care System, Policy and Politics - 3 credits
  • NUR 608 - Leadership Roles in Complex Systems - 3 credits
  • STA 610 - Applied Statistics for Health Professions - 3 credits

Clinical Nursing Core: 9 Credits

  • NUR 620 - Clinical Pharmacology - 3 credits
  • NUR 622 - Advanced Pathophysiology I - 3 credits
  • NUR 622 - Advanced Pathophysiology II - 3 credits

Advanced Generalist Core: 16 Credits

  • NUR 611 - Clinical Outcomes Management - 4 credits
  • NUR 612 - Quality Improvement and Performance Management in Nursing - 4 credits
  • NUR 615 - Advanced Generalist Clinical Practicum I - 4 credits
  • NUR 616 - Advanced Generalist Clinical Practicum II - 4 credits

Research Core: 4 Credits

  • NUR 613 - Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice I - 3 credits
  • NUR 614 - Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice II - 1 credit

Sample Schedule

First Year

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

NUR 605 - Theoretical Perspectives in Nursing I (3 cr)

NUR 607 - Health Care System Policy & Politics (3 cr)

NUR 622 - Advanced Pathophysiology I (3 cr)

NUR 608 - Leadership Roles in Complex Systems (3 cr)

NUR 623 - Advanced Pathophysiology II (3 cr)

NUR 500 - Health Assesment Skills for Nurses (3 cr)

NUR 620 - Clinical Pharmacology (3 cr)

STA 610 - Applied Statistics for Health Professions (3 cr)

Second Year

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

NUR 611 - Concepts in Clinical Outcomes (4 cr)

NUR 613 - Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice I (3 cr)

NUR 612 - Quality Improvement & Performance Management in Nursing (4 cr)

NUR 614 - Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice II (1 cr)

NUR 615 - Advanced Generalist Clinical Practicum I (4 cr)

Third Year

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

NUR 616 - Advanced Generalist

Clinical Practicum II (4 cr)