College of Nursing Graduate Programs

Nursing (Graduate) - Dual Degree Program - MSN/MSCJ - Course Sequence

The curriculum consists of a minimum of 46 semester credit hours. Core courses focus on three major themes which are consistent with the philosophy for the graduate programs: critical systematic inquiry, professional and personal development, and management of information and resources in a rapidly changing health care environment.

Additional courses in the MSN/MSCJ dual degree track emphasize forensic and criminal justice principles and skills that enhance the variety roles in nursing forensics and criminal justice in which graduates may be employed.

Flexible scheduling allows for part-time or full-time study.

**These Criminal Justice courses are offered ONLY on-line

Nursing Core (21 sem. hrs.)
Sem. Hrs.
NURS 500 Health Care Ethics for Nursing Leaders 3
NURS 501 Theoretical Bases for Nursing Practice 3
NURS 502 Nursing Research 3
NURS 505 Health Care Informatics 3
NURS 754 Nursing Leadership and Management Concepts 3
NURS 864 Epidemiological Methods in Health Care 3
CJUS 643 Correctional Counseling** 3


Track (18 sem. hrs.)
Sem. Hrs.
CJUS 609 Forensic Aspects in Population Health 3
CJUS 620 Sociology of Crime and Delinquency** 3
CJUS 611 Law and Justice in America 3
CJUS 642 Criminal Justice Administration** 3
NURS 642 Psycho-legal Aspects of Forensics 2
NURS 648 Foundations of Forensic Nursing 4


Synthesis and Application (7 sem. hrs.)
Sem. Hrs.
CJUS 792 Internship 3
NURS 705 Graduate Nursing Practicum II 2
NURS 797 Scholarly Project 2

Total semester hours: 46