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Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Courses / Curriculum

MSN Core, Capstone and Concentration Courses

All students in the MSN program complete the following MSN Core Courses and Capstone Courses (24credits). All MSN students must select one of the following majors: Clinical Nurse Leader (total program = 36 credits), Nursing Education (total program = 39 credits), Nursing Administration (total program = 39 credits), or Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP total program = 52 credits), or may elect to take both the education and administration majors.

Additional MSN Core for Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator, and CNL students (6 cr)


Concentration Courses

Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) (6 cr)

Following the completion of the core courses, a practice experience immersion course is required:

Nursing Education (9 cr)

Nursing Administration (9 cr)

One nursing administration course is required and then an additional 6 credits of pre-approved graduate electives are required. The list of approved electives is available from the Graduate Nursing Coordinator.

Dual Nursing Education/Nursing Administration (18 cr)

Additional 6 credits graduate administrative electives approved by the Department of Nursing are required.


RN to MSN Program

This program is eligible for applicants to the Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator, or Clinical Nurse Leader programs.

To be eligible for the RN to MSN Program, a licensed RN must do the following:

Gain undergraduate admission to SVSU, apply for admission to the RN to BSN program, and complete a minimum of 106 undergraduate credits including:

Required Electives (9 cr)

Students may choose from a list of approved upper-division elective courses appropriate for professional development and continuing education, and/or from a list of selected graduate nursing courses. Up to nine credits of graduate nursing coursework may be taken and used for credit in both the RN to BSN program and the graduate nursing degree, as long as the student is subsequently admitted to a graduate nursing program and obtains a grade of B (GPA 3. 0 or better) in those classes. The list of upper-division elective courses can be obtained from the RN to BSN coordinator.




Graduate Admissions
Wickes Hall 230

Cynthia M Hupert DNP, MSN, BSN Graduate Nursing Program Coordinator
Health & Human Services 222
(989) 964-4595

Tanika Williams, Graduate Recruiter
(989) 461-2050