MSN Program of Study

Core Program

Essentials

Credit
hours

Course

  Precore course: Graduate-level statistics
I3NU 510 Applied Theories for Advancing Quality Care
II3NU 520 Role Development for Advanced Leadership
I, IV, V, VI
VII, VIII, IX
2NU 530 Health Care Ethical & Legal Considerations
II, VI2NU 540 Quality Improvement & Informatics Applications
II, VI3NU 550 Health Care Policy
VII, VIII2NU 560 Epidemiology
IV, VII2NU 570 Research
I - IX1

NU 575 Evidence-Based Practice

VII, VIII4NU 580 Advanced Pathophysiology/Pharmacology
VII, VIII3NU 585 Advanced Health Assessment
I - IX2 (1::3)NU 590 Transitional Care Practicum 
 Total credits for core: 27

Education Track

Essentials

Credit
hours

Course

 I, III3 NU 610 Theories, Principles & Methods of Education
I, II, IV 3 NU 620 Curriculum Development
I - IX 3 NU 630 Education Practicum
I - IX 1 NU 635 Graduate Scholarly Synthesis Project (Education)
 Total credits for track: 10

Administration (Nurse Executive) Track

Essentials  

Credit
hours  

Course

I, III 3NU 650 Fundamentals of Health Care Administration
II, III, VII 3NU 660 Health Care Financing/Economics
I - IX 3NU 670 Administration Practicum
I - IX 1NU 675 Graduate Scholarly Synthesis Project (Administration) 
 Total credits for track: 10

Total credits for curriculum: 37

Credit: Clock-Hour Equivalency

Consistent with best practices in higher education, Baker University readily subscribes to the federal definition of the credit hour endorsed by the Higher Learning Commission.

Driven by intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement, the credit hour is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom (or direct faculty) instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work per week for the duration of the course enrollment period. If the course meets less than the traditional 15-week semester, the total time commitment for the class must be equivalent to the time required for a 15-week course.