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Online MSN Program: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

36 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED

The online Master’s in Nursing courses can be completed in as few as 12 months and include a robust core curriculum and three engaging tracks to advance your nursing career.

When you graduate from Spring Hill, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to sit for the CNL or nurse educator exam and take the next step in your health care career.

Core Courses

The focus of this course is to advance current knowledge of health assessment, pathophysiology and pharmacology. Students will focus on diagnostic reasoning models/theories utilizing knowledge of advanced health assessment of individuals throughout the lifespan. In addition to theory, students will perform 40 hours of clinical practice perfecting their health assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills. Clinical decision making is supported through the understanding of human physiology and pathophysiology and use of appropriate pharmacotherapeutic agents in the care of patients.
Students will investigate the role of ethics in situations encountered by healthcare professionals. Ethical theories will be explored along with decision making in healthcare, illness and other environments.
Students will gain a broad understanding of common research methods and data analysis that are used in healthcare research. Students will be exposed to common statistical data analysis for biostatistical problems.
This course provides an in-depth examination of research in nursing and evidence-based practice. Principles of biostatistics including measurement and analysis of statistical data and practical application of epidemiologic techniques will be examined
This course provides an examination of policy issues confronting public and private health organizations and specific populations.
Students will gain a broad understanding of common research methods and data analysis that are used in healthcare research. Students will be exposed to common statistical data analysis for biostatistical problems.

Clinical Nurse Leadership Track

In this course, the student will examine multiple educational theories.  The student critiques the components of the theories and explores the value and contributions of the theories to nursing, advanced nursing, and evidence-based practice. The student will show how to apply the theories in education with clients and their families.

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