Jun 25, 2022  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Nursing, M.S.N.


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The Master of Science in Nursing is available for pre- and post-licensure students.

The second degree pre-licensure MSN (MIDAS program) is designed for the individual with a bachelor degree in another discipline who wishes to be a registered nurse.  See MIDAS information and curriculum at www.xavier.edu/msn/midas.  See admission for MSN MIDAS at www.xavier.edu/msn/msn-midas-admission.cfm.

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) for registered nurses provides the opportunity to obtain advanced level preparation in nursing science. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume professional leadership roles that encompass educational, consultative, and managerial functions. They are prepared to design and establish delivery services and practice in response to current health care policy changes.

The MSN for registered nurses requires a minimum of 36 semester hours of which a minimum of ten semester hours are required for each track.

 

Objectives of the MSN Program

Core nursing and graduate support courses provide a foundation and with the opportunity to obtain advanced level preparation in nursing science.

Graduates of the MSN program are prepared to assume professional leadership roles that encompass educational, consultative, and managerial functions. They are also prepared to design and establish delivery services in response to current health care policy changes.

The graduate of the program of study leading to the Master of Science in Nursing degree will:

  1. Synthesize theoretical and empirical knowledge from the humanities and the sciences, including nursing, and evaluate it for its use in guiding nursing research and practice.
  2. Exhibit competence and confidence when assuming role responsibilities as a graduate with advanced level preparation.
  3. Exemplify moral and ethical leadership through a concern for others, the management of nursing care, and a commitment to professional excellence in the delivery of health care and the profession.
  4. Evaluate issues and opportunities in health care delivery from ethical, sociopolitical, technological, and historical frameworks while providing leadership for change.
  5. Validate and extend nursing knowledge through interpretation of and collaboration in nursing research.
  6. Communicate orally and in writing in a scholarly manner.
  7. Develop in-depth knowledge in a concentrated area of study.

 

Admission

A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required for admission to the MSN program

Admission Requirements: www.xavier.edu/msn/Admission.cfm

Requirements for the MSN degree


Nursing Core Requirements (20 semester hours)


(MSN FNP requires 17 hours, MSN MIDAS requires 18 hours)

Synthesis & Application for Registered Nurses


MIDAS is a pre-licensure program and requires NURS 857 in place of of NURS 703, 705, 797.

Track (Minimum of 10 semester hours)


Education Track:


FNP Track Notes:

  • Each practicum credit hour is eight clinical hours:  1:8. 
  • The total number of practicum hours required for the FNP is 600. 
  • A total of 47 hours is required - with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.000.

The following tracks are not admitting students at this time.


Administration Track:


Synthesis & Application for Registered Nurses Required Courses

  • NURS 703 - Graduate Nursing Practicum I
  • NURS 705 - Graduate Nursing Practicum II
  • NURS 797 - Scholarly Project

Track

  • NURS 634 - Nurs Admin In Complex Health
  • NURS 636 - Financial Mgmt for Nursing Adm
  • NURS 764 - Administrative Informatics
  • A Guided Elective Course

Clinical Nurse Leader Track:


Synthesis and Application for Registered Nurses

  • NURS 559 - Microsystem Assessment
  • NURS 859 - CNL Scholarly Project I
  • NURS 861 - CNL Scholarly Project II
  • NURS 871 - Leadership Practicum

Track

  • NURS 558 - Introduction to CNL for RNs
  • NURS 602 - Applying CNL Concepts to RNs
  • NURS 658 - Advanced Clinical Pharmacology
  • NURS 680 - Adv. Pathophysiology for RNs
  • NURS 756 - Advanced Health Assessment RN

General Studies Track:


Synthesis & Application for Registered Nurses Required Courses

  • NURS 703 - Graduate Nursing Practicum I
  • NURS 705 - Graduate Nursing Practicum II
  • NURS 797 - Scholarly Project

Track

Customize course of study. Choose courses from any of these tracks  Administration, Education, Clinical Nurse Leader, Forensics, Health Care Law, or Informatics. May serve as a path to a future goal.

Health Care Law Track:


Synthesis & Application for Registered Nurses Required Courses

  • NURS 703 - Graduate Nursing Practicum I
  • NURS 705 - Graduate Nursing Practicum II
  • NURS 797 - Scholarly Project

Track

  • NURS 610 - Liability Health Care Org/Prof
  • NURS 611 - Med-Lgl Rsrch, Writing & Presn
  • NURS 642 - Psycho/Social/Legal Forensics
  • HESA 581 - Health Care Legal Aspects

Informatics Track:


Synthesis & Application for Registered Nurses Required Courses

  • NURS 703 - Graduate Nursing Practicum I
  • NURS 705 - Graduate Nursing Practicum II
  • NURS 797 - Scholarly Project

Track

  • NURS 634 - Nurs Admin In Complex Health
  • NURS 764 - Administrative Informatics
  • NURS 779 - Applied Interprofession Collab
  • NURS 854 - Advanced Informatics

General Note:


  • A minimum of 36 credit hours is required, with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.000.

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