Elective / Track Courses
Master of Science in Nursing

Registered nurses in the MSN program may focus on one area of study or customize their study by choosing from a variety of electives which supplement the MSN core courses.
The MSN MIDAS program for pre-licensure students imbeds the Clinical Nurse Leader role. See curriculum.

Administration Track

  • NURS 634 Nurs. Admin-Complex Healthcare Org. (3)
  • NURS 636 Financial Mngmt for Nurse Executives (2)
  • NURS 764 Administrative Informatics (3)
  • Guided Elective (2)
  • Learn more about the Administrative Track 
  • Learn more about the MSN/MBA Dual Degree for RNs with a bachelor's degree

Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Track

  • NURS 556 Introduction to CNL for RNs (3)
  • NURS 602 Applying CNO Concepts for RNs (3)
  • NURS 658 Adv. Clinical Pharmacology for RNs (3)
  • NURS 680 Adv. Pathophysiology for RNs (3)
  • NURS 756 Adv. Health Assessment for the RN (3)
  • Learn more about the CNL Track
  • Learn more about the CNL post-master's certificate program for RNs with MSN

Education Track

  • NURS 658 Advanced Clinical Pharm. for RNs (3)
  • NURS 660 Development of Adult Learner in HC (3)
  • NURS 664 Teaching Strategies (2)
  • NURS 670 Roles of the Nurse Educator (3)
  • NURS 680 Adv. Pathophysiology for the RN (3)
  • NURS 756 Adv. Health Assessment for the RN (3)
  • Elective Course (OPTIONAL): NURS 662 Advanced Technology and Simulation (2)
  • Learn more about the Education Track
  • Learn more about the MSN/MEd Dual Degree

Forensics Track

  • NURS 648 Foundations of Forensic Nursing (4)
  • CJUS 439 Criminalistics II OR CJU 449 Crim. III (3)
  • NURS 642 Psych/Social/Legal Aspects-Forensics (2)
  • NURS 779 Interprofessional Collaboration (1)
  • Learn more about the Forensics Track
  • Learn more about the MSN/MSCJ Dual Degree

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Track

  • NURS 658 Adv. Clinical Pharmacology for RNs (3)
  • NURS 680 Adv. Pathophysiology for RNs (3)
  • NURS 756 Adv. Health Assessment for the RN (3)
  • NURS 770 Primary Care FNP Role (3)
  • NURS 771 Childbearing Family Care Practicum (1)*  NURS 772 Childbearing Family Care (3)
  • NURS 773 Ped. & Adolescent Fam Care Pract. (1)*  NURS 774 Pediatric and Adolescent Family Care (3)
  • NURS 775 Adult & Geriatric Family Care Pract. (1)*  NURS 776 Adult and Geriatric Family Care (3)
  • NURS 777 FNP in Practice Practicum (2)* 
  • NURS 778 FNP in Practice (1)* 
  • NURS 779 Applied Interprofessional Collaboration (1)
  • *1:8 ratio practicum courses = 600 clinical hrs.
  • Learn more about the FNP Track
  • Learn more about the FNP post-master's certificate program for RNs with MSN

General Studies (Customized MSN)

  • Customize your study by choosing from among the  electives. May serve as a path to a future goal.
  • Learn more about the General Studies Track

Health Care Law Track

  • HSEA 581 Legal Aspects of Health Care (3)
  • NURS 610 Liability of HCO's & H.C. Professionals (3)
  • NURS 611 Med./Legal Research,Writing,Presentatn (2)
  • NURS 642 Psych/Social/Legal Aspects-Forensics (2)
  • Learn more about the Health Care Law Track

Informatics Track

  • NURS 634 Nursing Administration in Complex Healthcare Organizations (3)
  • NURS 764 Administrative Informatics (3) 
  • NURS 854 Advanced Informatics (3)
  • NURS 779 Interprofessional Collaboration (1)
  • Learn more about the Informatics Track