Director: Joyce Barra, PhD, MS, RN
Location: Marriott Allied Health Building, Rm 435
Telephone Contact: 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.
In addition to the MSN, the following Graduate Certificates are planned to be offered beginning fall semester 2012:
Certificate courses may not be concurrently applied towards the WSU MSN degree.
The MSN Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
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 $100 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.
Please see Admission Advisors
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