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2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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The Weber State University Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing (ATDSON) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed for professional advancement and nursing leadership in academia and healthcare organizations. This accredited program offers specialties in nursing education and nursing leadership and management. During these programs of study, graduate students will experience diverse and evidence-based learning opportunities from highly qualified graduate faculty; culminating in a community-based residency experience in nursing clinical, academic, or administrative leadership. The accelerated MSN block format includes 100% online coursework offered over three consecutive semesters of study. The program includes personalized advising and support from nursing faculty with years of educational, clinical, and leadership experience. The MSN Nurse Educator degree emphasis is 33 total credits. The 100% online course includes curriculum design, instructional strategies, student assessment, and program evaluation. The MSN Leadership and Management degree emphasis is 32 total credits. The 100% online coursework applies leadership principles such as developing and retaining a competent workforce, budgeting, staffing, and performance measurement.

For nurses who possess a current master’s degree in nursing who would like to strengthen or expand their current roles, the ATDSN offers post-master’s certificates in nursing education and administrative leadership.  The Nurse Leadership and Management Certificate (12 credits) and the Nurse Educator Certificate (14 credits) can be completed in two semesters with an optional community-based residency experience in nursing clinical, academia, or administrative leadership.

  • 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.
  • Program Code: 2031MSN with Educator emphasis (2050) or Nurse Leadership and Management emphasis (2092)
  • CIPC: 513802 with Educator emphasis (513817) or Nurse Leadership and Management emphasis (513802)


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.

Before beginning the admissions process, applicants must be currently matriculated students 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 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 Learning Outcomes

  • Patient Centered Care - Design level-appropriate contemporary program outcomes and curricula that prepare graduates to function effectively in the healthcare environment with a focus on the patient.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration - Participates in interdisciplinary efforts to contribute to the professional standing of nursing and address the healthcare education needs in local, national and international arenas.
  • Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) - Uses evidence to support best practices in teaching andragogy as well as the development of educational experiences.
  • Quality Improvement - Incorporates quality improvement strategies in the development and evaluation of educational programs.
  • Patient Safety - Incorporates national patient safety resources that promote patient and provider safety in the practice arena.
  • Informatics - Utilizes information technology to support educational practice and incorporates the use of informatics to improve quality healthcare and innovative teaching.


Please see Admission Advisors.

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