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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Grand Valley State University's Master of Science in nursing (MSN) is offered through the university's Kirkhof College of Nursing. The M.S.N. program prepares professional nurses as advanced generalists to serve as leaders within clinical microsystems (patient care units/settings) in a reformed health care system. Students who complete the MSN are eligible to take the Clinical Nurse Leader Examination.
The MSN curriculum is designed to provide students with the leadership skills essential for the integration of evidence-based practice at the patient-provider interface and coordination of care delivery process that will improve client outcomes in a cost-effective, fiscally responsible manner.
Why Grand Valley nursing?
Student Success Is Our Priority
- Learn from exceptional faculty invested in your success
- Receive guidance from experienced academic advisors every step of the way
- Experience local and relevant clinical practicums arranged for you
- Work with state-of-the-art technology for teaching and learning
- Create an individual program plan with your advisor
MSN Curriculum Guide
STA 610 - Applied Statistics for Health Professions* (3cr.)
*Option to take STA 610 as non-degree seeking student before beginning MSN program
NUR 500 - Comprehensive Health Assessment for Nurses (3 cr.)
STA 610 - Applied Statistics for Health Professions (3 cr.)
NUR 607 - Health Care System, Policy, and Politics (3 cr.)
NUR 608 - Leadership Roles in Complex Systems (3 cr.)
NUR 613 - Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice I (3 cr.)
NUR 621 - Clinical Pathophysiology (4 cr.)
NUR 703 - Health Care Informatics (3 cr.)
NUR 612 - Quality Improvement & Performance Management in Nursing (4 cr.)
NUR 620 - Clinical Pharmacology (3 cr.)
NUR 615 Advanced Generalist Clinical Practicum I (4 cr.)
NUR 616 - Advanced Generalist Clinical Practicum II (4 cr.)
MSN Clinical Hours
NUR 612 (45 hours), NUR 615 (180 hours), NUR 616 (180 hours)
Total hours: 405 hours Total Credits: 37
Students who complete the MSN are eligible to take the Clinical Nurse Leader Examination.
For more information or to discuss personalizing a program plan, please contact Linda Buck, DNP, at 616-331-7160 to make an appointment.
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