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Master of Science in Nursing

 

"I am so proud to able to walk around and say I have a nursing degree from LR. It means the world to me to know that I have this education backing every decision I made in the field." - LR nursing alumnus

 

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Lenoir-Rhyne gives you two distinct concentration options. Whether you are interested in addressing the healthcare delivery system and healthcare needs through your leadership or if you choose to lead through teaching the nurses of tomorrow, the MSN program will make this possible for you. What makes our program unique? Read on.

  • 2 convenient locations: Lenoir-Rhyne in Hickory and the Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville
  • 2 concentration areas: Education and Administration
  • Involved and engaging faculty with extensive experience in the field of nursing
  • Non-cohort based course delivery meaning a flexible schedule at your own pace
  • Traditional and career track admission giving students more than one way to be admitted

 

Curriculum Snapshot

Take the program at your own pace, whether that is part time or full tilt. Here are some highlights of what you need to know:

  • Nursing Education program: 39 credit hours total
  • Nursing Administration program: 33 credit hours total
  • Electives to customize your program of study
  • Flexible format for classes being either fully online, hybrid (partially online, partially in class), in the evening, or on weekends

 

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Curriculum Overview

Master of Science in Nursing Education Concentration: 39 hours

MSN Graduate Core (12 credits)
NUR 501:    Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
NUR 502:    Introduction to Advanced Nursing Leadership 3
NUR 503:    Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice 3
NUR 504:    Introduction to Health Policy and Ethics 3

 

Direct Care Core (9 credits)

NUR 505:    Advanced Health Assessment 3
NUR 506:    Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NUR 507:    Advanced Pharmacology 3

 

Essentials of Master Education in Nursing- Functional Area Content (12 credits)

NUR 508:    Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation 3
NUR 509:    Theoretical Basis of Patient Education and Staff Development 3
NUR 510:    Advanced Nurse Educator- Nurse as Faculty 3
NUR 511:    Curriculum Development and Evaluation 3

 

Capstone Project or Thesis (6 credits)

NUR 512:    Advanced Nursing Practice for Nursing Educators 3
NUR 513:    Advanced Project or Thesis for Nursing 3

 

Master of Science in Nursing Administration Concentration: 33 hours

MSN Graduate Core (12 credits)
NUR 501    Theories for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
NUR 502    Introduction to Advanced Nursing Leadership 3
NUR 503    Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice 3
NUR 504    Introduction to Health Policy and Ethics 3

 

Administration Functional Area Core (9 credits)

NUR 514    Nursing Informatics 3
BUS 514    Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 515    Human Resource Management for Healthcare Administration 3

 

Electives (choose 6 credits)

NUR 515    Bioethics in Nursing 3
NUR 516    Global Health in Nursing 3
BUS 518    Operations Management for Healthcare Administration 3
MPH 542    Health Economics and Policy 3

 

Capstone Project or Thesis (6 credits)

NUR 517    Advanced Nursing Practicum for Nursing Administration 3
NUR 518    Advanced Project or Thesis for Nursing

 

 

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The Lenoir-Rhyne University Center for Graduate Studies of Asheville provides excellent graduate education that develops innovative leaders prepared to serve the current and future needs of Western North Carolina and beyond.