Nursing (MSN)

Program of Study

NURS 6104Theory for Graduate Nursing Practice3
NURS 6105Research for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice3
NURS 6106Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS 6107Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 6108Advanced Health Assessment3
Core Total15
Select one of the following tracks:18
Track Total18
The following is optional:0
Independent Study
NURS 6999Focused Project in Nursing3
Thesis/Project Total3
Total Credit Hours36



NURS 6100Principles of Leadership & Management within Health Care Organizations Seminar3
NURS 6119Information Technology in Health Care3
NURS 6210Management of Human Resources in Health Care3
NURS 6230Health Care Delivery Systems3
NURS 6240Health Care Finance3
NURS 6407Practicum3
Total Credit Hours18


NURS 6110Principles of Education in Nursing3
NURS 6119Information Technology in Health Care3
NURS 6220Effective Teaching/Learning Strategies3
NURS 6330Evaluation of Learning3
NURS 6407Practicum3
NURS 6440Curriculum Development3
Total Credit Hours18


NURS 6407Practicum3
NURS 6720Applied Statistics and Data Mining3
NURS 6730Process Improvement for Health Care3
NURS 6740Health Information Exchange Standards and Models3
NURS 6750Health Systems Project Management3
NURS 6760Clinical Decision Support Systems3
Total Credit Hours18

Admission Requirements 

  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) from a regionally accredited university and a nationally accredited nursing program (NLNAC or CCNE)
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (regular admission) or 2.75 (provisional admission)
  • Current unencumbered RN license in the state where clinical course requirements will be met
  • Three (3) professional letters of reference
  • Acceptance into the Graduate School at Columbus State University

Students who do not meet GPA and/or GRE minimal admission requirements may be admitted on a provisional basis. They must maintain a 3.0 GPA in their coursework once admitted into the program.

Additional Program Requirements

The MSN degree is awarded on completion of course work with a 3.0 or better grade point average (GPA), fulfillment of candidacy requirements and successful completion of required course and program requirements.