Program Requirements

Hours: 64

NUR 500Health Assessment (3)

NUR 500AHealth Assessment Lab (0)

NUR 501Evidence-based PH Care Nursing w Chron Ill (5)

NUR 501ANursing Skills Lab (0)

NUR 501CEvidence-based PH Care Nurs Chronically Ill Clinical (0)

NUR 503Evidence-based Population Focused Primary Health Care (3)

NUR 504Evidence-Based Primary Health Care - Nursing with Women and Infants (3)

NUR 505Evidence-Based Primary Health Care - Nursing with Children & Families (3)

NUR 506Evidence-Based Primary Health Care Nur with Mental Illness (3)

NUR 508Evidence-based PH Care - Nursing with Critically Ill Clients (6)

NUR 508ACritical Care Clinical LAB (0)

NUR 508CCritical Care Clinical (0)

NUR 509Primary Health Care Preceptorship (5)

NUR 510Primary Health Care Grad Seminar (1)

NUR 511Evidence-based Pri Health Care With Acutely Ill Clients (4)

NUR 512Evidence-Based Pri Health Care Nurs w/Acutely Ill - Clinical (4)

NUR 514Primary Health Care Clinical Across the Lifespan (4)

NUR 515Professional Roles & Issues (3)

NUR 521Pharmacology and Medication Administration (5)

NUR 521APharmacology and Medication Administration LAB (0)

NUR 531Foundations of Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice (3)

NUR 632Evidence-Based Nursing Practice and Translational Science (3)

NUR 640Health Care Policy (3)

NUR 710Exploring Leadership in Nursing (3)

NUR 640 & NUR 710 will transfer into the MSN administration, education, and clinical nurse leader tracks at Mount St. Joseph University if students achieve a grade of “B” or higher and enroll in  the program within five years of taking the courses.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the MSN-MAGELIN program, students must complete a graduate application, submit a one-page typewritten statement of their goals, complete the prerequisite course table form, complete a successful interview with the program director or designee, and meet the criteria below:

  1. A non-nursing baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Send an official transcript verifying the degree directly from the institution attended to the Office of Graduate Admission, Mount St. Joseph University, 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher, computed on the undergraduate degree courses or a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or a 3.0/4.0 GPA in the nine prerequisite courses (no prerequisite course can be below a C and the student may take a prerequisite course no more than two times). The GRE is not accepted.
  3. Have completed the following courses with a "C" or higher prior to the first MSN-MAGELIN course: Proficiency tests are available for some of the prerequisite courses.
    • Chemistry (inorganic/organic/or biochemistry) with lab
    • One year of Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab (within 5 years of program entry)
    • Microbiology with lab
    • Pathophysiology (within 5 years of program entry)
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Introduction to Sociology
    • Introduction to Statistics
    • Lifespan Development (infant/child, adolescent, adult)
    • Nutrition
  4. Complete a satisfactory criminal background check & FBI fingerprint background check prior to first MSN-MAGELIN course.
  5. Meet all clinical health requirements prior to first MSN-MAGELIN course. (Exception: The third hepatitis B immunization must be completed a minimum of two weeks prior to NUR 501C clinical orientation)
  6. Complete healthcare provider CPR training (adult, child, infant with AED) through the American Heart Association (Heartcode BLS) or American Red Cross (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers), prior to the first MSN-MAGELIN course, which is valid throughout the entire program.
  7. Applicants whose native language is other than English must demonstrate an established level of English proficiency by taking the internet based TOEFL (iBT) and have a minimum cumulative score of 90 with minimum individual scores of 26 in speaking, 22 in listening, 20 in writing, 22 in reading.  Only official scores will be accepted and the testing must be within two years of application to the program.

Program Outcomes

The graduate of the MSN-MAGELIN Master of Science in Nursing Program is able to:

  1. Implement and advocate for quality, safe, patient-centered care
  2. Synthesize current evidence and theory to improve patient health outcomes
  3. Integrate health care technology and information management systems to achieve safe practice environments and optimal health outcomes for diverse populations
  4. Evaluate the influence of health care policy, finance, and regulatory practices on patient outcomes
  5. Analyze principles of leadership, management, and communication while collaborating with interprofessional teams to improve the health care environment.
  6. Develop caring relationships with patients, families, and communities to promote population health and clinical prevention.
  7. Synthesize issues from professional, legal, ethical, social, and political arenas while engaging in nursing practice.