Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Curriculum
At Benedictine University, we're preparing our students to fill the nursing jobs of the future in the rapidly growing health care industry. It all starts with our comprehensive curriculum, which offers extensive training in the most relevant and pressing issues facing health care and nursing today. Coursework promotes an in-depth understanding of advanced nursing practices and topics that is required to move to high-level positions.
The CCNE-accredited curriculum is comprised of 18 credits of foundation courses followed by concentration courses. Students may choose to complete either the Nurse Educator Concentration (21 credits) or the Nurse Executive Leader Concentration (18 credits).
Foundation Courses (18 credits)
NRHL 501 Health Promotion and Interprofessional Collaboration (3 Credits)
This course provides an in-depth review of approaches to health promotion as well as effective collaboration among members of the health care community.
NRHL 502 Ethical and Culturally Competent Health Care Professional (3 Credits)
This course draws upon philosophy, ethics and the social sciences to examine key concepts of professional practice that form the foundations for leadership, including professional obligations, duties, rights and cultural competence.
NRHL 503 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: Research and Process Improvement (3 Credits)
This course provides students with skills required to systematically research and evaluate current nursing knowledge to promote evidence-based nursing practice.
NRHL 504 Health Care Informatics and Emergent Technologies (3 Credits)
This course teaches nurses to consider technical, user and environmental factors in the selection and use of clinical information systems that support nursing care and decision-making processes in various settings. Students gain an understanding of technology, data, human processing and standards related to clinical information systems, and how these elements are used to make evidence-based decisions in health care systems and services.
NRHL 505 Health Care Policy and Advocacy (3 Credits)
This course provides an overview of health care policy, organization and financing with emphasis on current industry trends.
NRHL 506 Quality Improvement and Safety in Health Care Organizations (3 Credits)
This course analyzes problems caused by the varying levels of health care quality and strategies for improving them using models of evaluation and process improvement.