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Master of Science in Nursing

24-Month Program​

Full distance​

The Master of Science in Nursing program provides core courses in nursing theory, research, evidence-based practice, leadership, professional role development, health policy, and information systems. Graduates will be prepared to lead and promote culturally competent healthcare globally, designing interprofessional teams and integrating care services. They will translate evidence base practice into ethical and innovative practices, utilizing their clinical knowledge to restore wellness and improve team functions. Graduates will articulate issues and trends affecting nursing and healthcare delivery, critically appraise and utilize various sources of knowledge for quality outcomes, and develop collaborative relationships to improve health outcomes in diverse settings.​


Quick Facts​

  • Healthcare data analytics for data-driven decisions​
  • Innovative leadership in healthcare​
  • Human resource management​
  • Community and population healthcare coordination​
  • Advanced health assessment​
  • Informatics for nursing care​
  • Policy and advocacy for quality in healthcare

Course Preview

1 - Advancing Professional Roles and Values
Equips students for online success, fostering academic and professional growth, emphasizing evidence-based practices, honing writing skills, ensuring ethical behavior, and guiding them through MSN Capstone requirements.
2 - Leadership and Management for Diverse Healthcare Systems
Develop essential skills to lead diverse healthcare teams, apply decision-making models, analyze organizational issues impacting healthcare, and advance equity in organizational and community healthcare
3 - Research Methodology
Master the steps and policies for effective organizational research, evaluate scientific methods, identify and overcome research pitfalls, and uphold ethical research processes.
4 - Data Management Analytics in Healthcare
Identify organizational points for data collection, explore data-collecting methods, utilize data for decision-making, analyze data to guide services and predict needs, and inform equipment and treatment needs using patient and client data.
5 - Collaborative Leadership
Explore characteristics of advanced nurses, applies evidence-based collaboration strategies, advocates for policy reform, analyzes data for policy recommendations, develops leadership skills, and creates healthy work environments.
6 - Advanced Organizational Human Resources Management
Explore human resource management, diversity’s role, HR regulations, and leadership in organizational change and employee retention.
7 - Challenges in Community Health Care
Understand factors affecting overall health, implement technology for preventative care, use evidence-based practice strategies, assess community emergency preparedness, and address access to care issues.
8 - Population Healthcare Coordination
Recognize the impact of values on vulnerable populations, prevent unsafe practices, understand population and environmental health, and recognize the healthcare administrator’s role in population-based care initiatives.
9 - Advanced Health Assessment I
Develop a comprehensive understanding of patient contexts, advanced assessment skills, diagnostic reasoning, prioritization, ethical considerations, interprofessional communication, and continuous improvement.
10 - Advanced Health Assessment II
Aquire advanced techniques, clinical reasoning, diagnostic tools, communication skills, evidence-based practice integration, technology use, and ethical/legal considerations.
11 - Organizational Finance in Healthcare
Examine healthcare financial managers’ objectives, identify financing and delivery methods, compute cost-shifting and cost-cutting measures, evaluate costs, interpret financial ratios, and analyze budgeting stages in corporate planning.
12 - Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Examine healthcare financial objectives, financing methods, cost management, cost analysis, financial ratios, and corporate budgeting stages.
13 - Informatics for Transforming Nursing Care
Integrate nursing science with informatics, applies informatics concepts, aligns theory with practical applications, explores the nurse informatics role, and prepares students for informatics in nursing practice.
14 - Innovative Solutions in Healthcare Leadership
Examine interdisciplinary collaboration, understand organizational structures, promote cultural competence, and apply quality improvement processes in healthcare leadership.
15 - Policy and advocacy for quality in healthcare
Apply quality improvement strategies, utilizes disruptive leadership, analyzes health policies’ impact, evaluates legal and regulatory processes, addresses professional nursing issues, and develops action plans for healthcare improvement.
16 - Nursing Capstone I
Integrate knowledge from previous courses into a healthcare improvement project, implements training and communication plans, demonstrates leadership skills, applies theory to enhance practice, evaluates project success, and provides an opportunity for CPHQ certification.

College of Nursing Handbooks

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Southwest University is accredited by

the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. 

The Commission acted to continue the current grant of accreditation through February 28, 2029.
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