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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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The Weber State University Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing 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 advanced roles (nurse executive, nurse manager, or nurse educator) in healthcare organizations/systems or academic institutions.

The MSN program offers two emphases-the Nurse Executive (30 credits) and the Nurse Educator (33 credits). The program is full-time requiring completion in three (3) continuous, 8-week block semesters. Coursework is delivered 100% online. There is a required 90-hour supervised residency during the last semester of study in the chosen emphasis setting (academic or healthcare setting).

Weber State University offers two post-MSN certificates–the Nurse Executive Certificate (10 credits) and the Nurse Educator Certificate (12 credit). Both certificate programs offer an optional 90-hour (2 credits) supervised residency at the conclusion of their coursework. The programs can be completed in up to two semesters depending on course availability and an optional residency.

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) 626-6753

Criteria for admission to the WSU Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing’s MSN 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) 626-6753.

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 Educator emphasis (2050) or Executive emphasis (2056)
  • CIPC: 513802 with Educator emphasis (513817) or Executive emphasis (513802)

Required MSN Core Courses (17 credit hours)

MSN students are required to take foundational, core courses which emphasize research, statistics, evidence-based practice, leadership, population health, and informatics.

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