Director: Joyce Barra, PhD, MS, RN
Location: Marriott Allied Health Building, Rm 435
Telephone: Monica Linford (801) 626-6137
Enrollment Director: (801) 626-7774, prompt 6
The MSN program is designed to prepare 1) nurse administrators, 2) college-level nursing faculty, and 3) nurse educators employed within healthcare institutions. The concentrations of nursing educator and nurse administrator will prepare students for advanced careers in nursing. Both concentrations are specifically intended for individuals with nursing experience who want to advance their careers as nurse administrators or college faculty. The Master’s of Science in Nursing graduate, functioning in the advanced professional roles of nurse educator and nurse administrator, is prepared to provide guidance and leadership to the PN, RN, and BSN graduates throughout the processes associated with designing, managing, coordinating, and providing nursing care.
The MSN degree consists of 40 credit hours beyond the earned baccalaureate degree. This includes core courses (15 credits) and concentrations of nurse administrator or nurse educator (21 credits per concentration). In addition, students are required to complete 4 credits of project hours. The WSU graduate nursing program is developed with “hybrid” courses. This means the majority of coursework will be online with a few scheduled classroom experiences.
Certificate courses may not be concurrently applied towards the WSU MSN degree.
ProgramsMaster of ScienceGraduate Certificate