Master of Science in Nursing

Clayton State University
Degree Level Masters
Total Credit Hours 36-38
Per Credit Hour Cost $385.00

Program Description

The curriculum of the Master of Science in Nursing, in education, is designed to prepare professional registered nurses for APN roles as culturally competent educators. All students enrolled in the program will be required to take 7 graduate core courses consisting of 21 semester credit hours.

The program will focus on preparing nurses to facilitate learning in various environments through the application of knowledge in instructional design, curriculum development, technology utilization, and evaluation of learning.

The degree offers graduates the opportunities to:

Implement advanced practice roles as leaders and educators within the nursing profession and the health care system utilizing human caring as the foundation for nursing practice Develop and nurture collaborative and interdependent relationships by communicating with other health care professionals. Analyze personal and organizational decision making utilizing an understanding of how ethics and values influence health care delivery. Utilize nursing research for the promotion of high quality nursing education, health care, and evidence based practice. Demonstrate critical thinking in the application of nursing and multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to foster optimal client health outcomes. Demonstrate cultural competence that reflects sensitivity to human diversity in a dynamic academic and health care environment. Develop comprehensive, holistic plans of care that address health promotion and disease prevention needs of diverse populations. Demonstrate competence in leadership roles and a commitment to ongoing professional development for the provision of quality, cost-effective health care, and the advancement of nursing practice. Utilize information technology to integrate innovations in patient care delivery, education, and leadership within organizational systems and across all health-illness transitions.

Level of Online Program Delivery

Local Attendance Requirements

Post BSN students enrolled in the program will be required to take 47 credit hours with 585 hours of clinical experiences. Students possessing an MSN may qualify for up to 9 hours of transfer content recognition, but will still need 585 clinical hours.

Admissions Information

The School of Graduate Studies at Clayton State University welcomes your application for graduate study. The information on this page includes instructions and a list of all materials needed to complete an application for admission to graduate study at Clayton State University. These application materials include:

Application forms and fees, Two official (2) copies of transcripts from every institution previously attended (this includes official transcripts from Clayton State University), Supporting documents (please see Checklist of Materials), official and acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), Proof of health insurance (if applicable), and Supplemental information for international applicants.

Area of Study


Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges