Southwest Baptist University

Master of Science in Nursing

Combining a unique blend of online courses, hybrid classes, and clinical experiences, the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program provides advanced degree options for BSN graduates. MSN students have the opportunity to specialize in either nursing education or nursing administration.

Admissions

Checklist

Information sessions are held at the Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences campus the last Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. and the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Individual appointments can be scheduled by calling 417.820.5047 or 417.820.3272.


  1. Submission of application to the graduate program in nursing.
  2. Satisfactory completion of undergraduate courses in health assessment, pathophysiology, and statistics
  3. GPA of 3.0 or better in nursing course work. If a student's GPA is less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, submission of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores is required.
  4. BSN from an accredited college or university
  5. Licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Missouri or eligible for licensure in the state of Missouri
  6. Submission of the following documents (if expired):
    1. Current RN license
    2. Current CPR card
    3. Photo/ID Driver's License
    4. Certified Background Checks
      1. Family Care & Safety Registry Background Check ($5)
      2. Urine drug screening verification ($40)
    5. Immunization records form and verification of immunizations
    6. Current RN liability/malpractice insurance verification
  7. Verify receipt of all required documents
  8. Upon verification, schedule advising appointment with MSN director

Course Transfer Equivalency

Southwest Baptist University maintains a current database of course transfer equivalencies from hundreds of accredited colleges and universities. Students are welcome to search for and find course equivalents for pre-requisite courses and program requirements within the Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences degree programs.


Contact

Charlie Hungerford, M.A.
Associate Director of Admissions
417.820.3272 │ chungerford@SBUniv.edu

MSN Program:
Kezia Lilly, D.N.P, M.B.A. H.C., RN
Dean
417.820.2069 │klilly@SBUniv.edu

Pre-requisites

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Current RN License

Costs and Scholarships

Costs

Cost Sheet

Scholarships

Mercy Health Foundation and Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences offer the J.F. Johnson and Sansone Nursing Education Assistance Program to help support those students working to advance their nursing education.

Accreditations

The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604
800.621.7440

ACENAccreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
404.975.5000
www.acenursing.org

This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences at SBU wishes to announce that it will host a site review for initial accreditation of its MSN nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for October 15, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences at SBU.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Or email: sjtanner@acenursing.org

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by October 9, 2014.

Course Requirements


MSN Core Classes

Nursing Science
Concepts of Advanced Practice Nursing
Ethics and Policy Issues in Advanced Practice
Nursing Research
Information Systems
Statistics and Data Analysis for Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing Education

Foundational Perspectives of Education
Teaching and Learning Principles of Nursing Education
Evaluation in Nursing Education
Advanced Pathophysiology
Advanced Health Assessment and Promotion
Advanced Pharmacology
Clinical Practicum
Masters Project and Practicum
Comprehensive Examination

Master of Science in Nursing Administration

Health Care Finance
Human Resource Management in Health Care
Organizational Analysis and Innovation
Health Care Systems Organizations
Advanced Health Care Leadership and Administration
Quality and Safety in Health Care
Masters Project and Practicum

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