Online Master’s in Nursing
The Master of Science in Nursing program from Aurora University Online is crafted with adult learners in mind. If you’re ready to transition into a leadership position in the health care industry, Aurora’s accommodating online MSN program can help get you there.
Aurora University’s online Master of Science in Nursing program offers two areas of concentration; you can choose between the administration track or education track. Both programs offer a rigorous foundation of nursing classes, covering topics from policy and scientific inquiry to advanced clinical practice. Administration courses include the study of organizational theory, the business of health care and human resources, whereas the education concentration centers on curriculum development, assessment and issues in nursing education.
Accessibly offered in an accelerated five- and eight-week format, Aurora University’s online MSN program fits seamlessly into your busy schedule.
NUR 5110 Theoretical Foundations in Advanced Nursing Role Development (3 credits)
NUR 5120 Ethical Principles and Global Social Considerations (3 credits)
NUR 5130 Scientific Inquiry and Research (3 credits)
NUR 5140 Advanced Nursing Concepts in Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment (4 credits)
NUR 5125 Health Care Policy and Financing (3 credits)
NUR 5150 Nursing Informatics (3 credits)
NUR 6180 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Education (3 credits)
NUR 6181 Curriculum Development and Assessment (3 credits)
NUR 6190 Application of Organizational Theory in Health Care (3 credits)
NUR 6191 The Business of Healthcare and Human Resources Management (3 credits)
NUR 6170 Leadership and Professional Role Development (3 credits)
NUR 6210 Practicum: Role Concentration (4 credits) ** (135 hours). Includes 1 hour seminar. Student works independently with an assigned preceptor.
NUR 6300 Master’s Thesis or Research Project (4 credits) (if elected). *** Independent study with faculty committee oversight.
** Prerequisites include NUR 5110, NUR 5120, NUR 5125, NUR 5130, NUR 5140, NUR 5150, and NUR 6180 or NUR 6190, NUR 6181 or NUR 6191. NUR 6170 is a co-requisite.
*** All MSN coursework must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in NUR 6300.
MSN program applicants at Aurora University Online must hold an undergraduate degree in nursing from a regionally accredited program and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Students who do not meet GPA requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should hold a current RN license in their state of employment and/or residency. A maximum of six semester hours of transfer graduate credit from another institution may be applied toward the MSN program. Students need undergraduate coursework in statistics, research, and physical assessment. Additional admission requirements include resume/curriculum vita, a 750-1000 word personal statement describing why you wish to pursue a graduate nursing degree, three letters of recommendation, and all transcripts from previously attended institutions.
Applications are accepted year-round. To be admitted, you must:
- Hold an undergraduate degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program
- Possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 grade scale
- Have a current RN license in their state of employment and/or residency
Students with a GPA less than 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
You may apply a maximum of six semester hours of graduate transfer credit toward your MSN at Aurora University Online. Credit will be applied at the discretion of the School of Nursing’ and must be transferred prior to enrollment in the MSN program.
Health care employment is expected to skyrocket in the foreseeable future. Now is the time to advance your studies and move ahead in this lucrative field. After graduation and depending on your concentration area, you will be prepared and qualified to transition into a role as a nursing administrator, health educator or nursing instructor.
Once your degree is completed, then what? Check out more information about the different careers in healthcare.