Master of Nursing


Master of Nursing 

Students who choose the general Master of Nursing track are preparing themselves for a wide range of advanced roles including population health, global health, informatics, and other specialties. Student select elective coursework congruent with their individual academic and professional goals. Students may select electives from our Nurse Educator and Administrative Leadership coursework, as well as seeking out coursework from programs across the University and beyond. Students have time to explore and discuss options with their Scholarly Chair first during their first year in the program. 

Curriculum and schedule overview

The course schedule is designed to be work-compatible and predictable. Courses meet only five times each quarter with in-person meetings scheduled for every-other Friday. The remaining coursework is online in a supportive and engaging online setting. In-person courses times are between the hours of 8:30 am-4:45 pm. Supplemental programming is offered during the in-person weeks from 5:00-6:30 pm. Elective coursework outside of the MN program may not be hybrid or conform to the MN course schedule. The curriculum is 51 credit-hours. View the curriculum grids which outline the coursework quarter-by-quarter. Note: Continuing students access their cohort's curriculum grid in the MN Student Resources Canvas site

Master of Nursing, General  Track  Credits
Elective coursework  16
Core coursework  
BNURS 504 Disparity and Social Justice in Healthcare 4
BNURS 509 Ethics and Policy in Advanced Nursing Practice  4
BNURS 520 Translational Research I 4
BNURS 522 Translational Research II 4
BNURS 525 Healthcare Systems Leadership for Advanced Roles 4
BNURS 530 Advanced Practice Management and Administration in Healthcare Organizations  4
BNURS 590 Introduction to Advanced Fieldwork and Capstone Project 1
BNURS 591 Advanced Fieldwork 6
BNURS 592 Capstone Project  4
Total credit-hours 51

Student spotlight

Arlyce-Coumar-180726A-003-(2).jpgMN graduate, Arlyce Coumar shares why she chose the general tack and why she liked that she could pick her own electives. She selected a combination of nurse education and population-health courses to develop international partnerships, and step into a new advanced nursing role. Read more.

Additionally, watch our student videos and read our student stories highlighting how graduates have utilized the skills and knowledge gained from the program to advance their career and contribute to the health of the community.

Learn more

Monthly info sessions and individual appointments with the graduate adviser are available. Visit the advising webpage for contact information and scheduling. 

Updated December 2019