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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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The Weber State University Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program prepares nurse leaders who are capable of shaping and advancing the practice and profession of nursing in a variety of settings.

The MSN Nurse Executive and Nurse Educator Programs are designed for baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses to assume the advanced roles of nurse executive, nurse manager, or nurse educator in healthcare facilities or academic institutions. The MSN Program’s delivery method is 100% online coursework and requires 39 credit hours to be completed in four, full-time academic semesters.  Students must complete an 84 hour supervised residency during their last semester of study with a master’s prepared nurse leader in either the academic or healthcare setting.  Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared for doctoral level education.  

MSN Educator and Executive students will enroll in a four (4) semester, sixteen (16) month, year-round program.

The MSN Post Master’s Certificate Program prepares graduates for certification in nursing administration or nursing education.  The Nurse Executive Certificate consists of 14 credit hours. The Nurse Educator Certificate consists of 17 credit hours. Both programs offer an optional 84 hour (2 credits) student residency for students who wish to work with a master’s prepared preceptor at the conclusion of their coursework. The programs can be completed in two to four semesters (full-time or part-time) depending on course availability.

Grade Requirements: To earn the MSN degree, candidates must successfully complete all MSN program courses with a grade of “B-” or higher and maintain an overall program GPA of 3.0 or higher.


The MSN Program is accredited by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
P. 404.975.5000
F. 404.975.5020

Admission Requirements

Enrollment Director (801) 626-7774, prompt 6

Criteria for admission to the WSU School of Nursing’s Master of Science in Nursing Program can be found on the MSN Program website (weber.edu/msn). Select the “Applications and Checklists” option. Admission is competitive; therefore, the listed criteria for admission should be considered as minimum standards. For more information, please contact the School of Nursing Enrollment Director (801) 626-7774, prompt 6.

Prior to beginning the admissions process applicants must be a current matriculated student at Weber State University or apply for admission to the University.

The MSN Program application requirements may be requested through email to MSN@weber.edu or by phone (801) 626-7774, option 6. Applications become available online at weber.edu/msn October 1 with a deadline date of March 1. Pending student enrollment, the MSN coursework begins each fall semester.

A $60 application fee must be paid at the end of the online application process. Admission applications are reviewed and evaluated by the Nursing Program Admissions and Advancement Committee.

  • Program Code: 2031MSN with Concentration of Educator (2050) or Executive (2056)
  • CIPC: 513802 with Concentration of Educator (513817) or Executive (513802)

Required MSN Core Courses (19 credit hours)

MSN students are required to take foundational, core courses which emphasize research, nursing theory, evidence-based practice, leadership, quality improvements, law, statistics and informatics.

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