Nursing  
Curriculum

The MSN curriculum addresses three focal areas: the graduate nursing core, advanced clinical expertise, and role preparation. All nursing courses are taught in person with online components or as hybrids (both online and face-to-face).

RN-to-MSN Option

Registered Nurses, who have bachelor's degrees in non-nursing fields from accredited institutions recognized by Oklahoma City University and meet admission requirements, may progress directly to the MSN courses by taking the following BSN-level courses during their first semester. No other bachelor's level courses of any type are required.

NURS 4403 RN-to-BSN Health Assessment
NURS 4605 RN-to-BSN Community Health Nursing
NURS 4805 RN-to-BSN Nursing Leadership

Nursing Education Track

Graduate Nursing Core (18 credit hours)

NURS 5003 Communication for Health Care Professionals (3)
NURS 5103 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
NURS 5123 Nursing Informatics (3)
NURS 5703 Ethics and Health Care Policy (3)
NURS 6323 Advanced Nursing Research (3)
NURS 6603 Master’s Project (3)

Role Preparation (15 credit hours)

NURS 5153 The Adult Learner (3)
NURS 5203 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education (3)
NURS 5403 Teaching Strategies for Nursing (3)
NURS 6153 Nursing Education Evaluation Strategies (3)
NURS 6503 Nursing Education Practicum (3)

Suggested Course Sequence for Full-time Students:

Fall Semester
    NURS 5003 Communication for Health Care Professionals 
    NURS 5103 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
    NURS 5153 The Adult Learner

Spring Semester
   NURS 5203 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education
   NURS 5403 Teaching Strategies for Nursing
   NURS 6323 Advanced Nursing Research

Summer Semester
   NURS 5123 Nursing Informatics
   NURS 5703 Ethics and Health Care Policy

Fall Semester
   NURS 6153 Nursing Education Evaluation Strategies
   NURS 6503 Nursing Education Practicum
   NURS 6603 Master’s Project 

Nursing Leadership Track

Graduate Nursing Core (18 credit hours)

NURS 5003 Communication for Health Care Professionals (3)
NURS 5103 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
NURS 5123 Nursing Informatics (3)  
NURS 5703 Ethics and Health Care Policy (3)
NURS 6323 Advanced Nursing Research (3)
NURS 6603 Master’s Project (3)

Role Preparation (18 credit hours)

NURS 5303 Quality Improvement, Safety, and Technology in Health Care Leadership (3)
NURS 6203 Health Care Law and Regulations (3)
NURS 6303 Contemporary Health Care Organizations (3)
NURS 6313 Health Care Economics and Financial Management (3)
NURS 6403 Evolving Health Care Organizations (3)
NURS 6623 Nursing Administration Practicum (3)