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Twin Cities Campus

Master of Nursing M.N.

School of Nursing
School of Nursing
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Contact Information
Office of Student Career and Advancement Services, 5-160 Weaver-Densford Hall, 308 Harvard Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-7980; fax: 612-625-7727)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Length of program in credits: 54
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Nursing
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The master of nursing degree (M.N.) is a full-time, 16-month, graduate-level program for students with a baccalaureate (or higher) degree in a non-nursing field. The program includes all the essentials of a bachelor of science in nursing (B.S.N.) program, plus additional graduate work. Upon completion of the coursework, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and are also eligible for Public Health Nursing (PHN) certification in Minnesota. Traditional classroom formats are complemented by interactive components and web-based resources.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.50.
Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in a non-nursing area of study completed no later than June 1 prior to start of fall semester for year admitted.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
There are nine prerequisite courses to complete before the start of the master of nursing (M.N.) program: General Chemistry, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Microbiology, Pathology, Human Nutrition, Lifespan Growth and Development, Abnormal Psychology, Inferential Statistics. Five courses must be complete, with final grades sent to the School of Nursing, by the application deadline. Students are recommended to make three of the five courses their science courses.
Special Application Requirements:
Prior to matriculation to the program, students must complete a Minnesota background check, immunizations, submit provider-level CPR verification, and meet the School of Nursing published technical standards. Application to the Master of Nursing program is available on the School of Nursing website. After a preliminary review of submitted materials, selected applicants are invited to participate in an interview with representatives of the admissions committee.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 95
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 586
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 85
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 54 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. There is no final exam. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project: The capstone project is an examination of a clinical problem in the setting where students complete their final clinical rotation. It may also be a type of research experience or practicum with a School of Nursing faculty member.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Students must maintain the compliance requirements (Minnesota background check, immunizations, provider-level CPR verification, and School of Nursing published technical standards) throughout the program.
Required Coursework
NURS 5029 - Introduction to Nursing Interventions (4.0 cr)
NURS 5030 - Foundational Concepts of Professional Nursing (3.0 cr)
NURS 5031 - Human Response to Health and Illness: Adults and Elders (4.0 cr)
NURS 5032 - Human Response to Health and Illness: Children and Childbearing Families (5.0 cr)
NURS 5033 - Population-Focused Health in Public Health and Mental Health Nursing (5.0 cr)
NURS 5034 - Transition to Professional Nursing Practice (3.0 cr)
NURS 5035 - Practicum Nursing Care for Complex Health Conditions (4.0 cr)
NURS 5115 - Interprofessional Health Care Informatics (3.0 cr)
NURS 5190 - Essentials of Holistic Health Assessment (3.0 cr)
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology (2.0 cr)
NURS 5241 - Nursing Leadership for Effective Practice (2.0 cr)
PHAR 5800 - Pharmacotherapy for the Health Professions (3.0 cr)
NURS 6200 - Science of Nursing Intervention (3.0 cr)
NURS 7202 - Moral and Ethical Positions and Actions in Nursing (2.0 cr)
NURS 7600 - Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice (2.0-4.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
MN Bridge Program
This sub-plan is not currently accepting applicants.
 
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NURS 5029 - Introduction to Nursing Interventions
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Evidence-based interventions for safe, culturally appropriate, and ethical nursing practice. Experiential learning activities in laboratory and clinical settings build skills in assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation. prereq: Admission to master of nursing (MN) program, concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 5030
NURS 5030 - Foundational Concepts of Professional Nursing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Foundation of knowledge for culturally appropriate, ethical, evidence-based nursing practice across the life span. Research/theory that underlie the art/science of professional nursing. Concepts of person, environment, health, and nursing. prereq: Admission to master's in nursing program
NURS 5031 - Human Response to Health and Illness: Adults and Elders
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Focus on individual responses to health and illness in the context of families and environments. The clinical component will emphasize the application of the nursing process in adult and older adult populations.
NURS 5032 - Human Response to Health and Illness: Children and Childbearing Families
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Focus is on family responses to health and illness. Application of the nursing process in children and childbearing families is emphasized. The family as the unit of care is the focus of a seminar.
NURS 5033 - Population-Focused Health in Public Health and Mental Health Nursing
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Focus on population- based public health and mental health nursing practice across the lifespan, with local to global perspectives. Emphasis on health equity, health promotion and levels of disease prevention. Apply theory and research to examine interventions and outcomes.
NURS 5034 - Transition to Professional Nursing Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Critical analysis of current and emergent issues facilitates understanding of the essential contributions of nurses in improving the quality of care delivered to patients across the health care system and provides the basis for transition to professional nursing practice. prereq: Nurs 5033, Nurs 6200
NURS 5035 - Practicum Nursing Care for Complex Health Conditions
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Clinical decision-making, comprehensive nursing care of clients with complex health problems. In collaboration with a clinical preceptor and a faculty advisor, students develop an individualized learning contract. prereq: Nursing postbaccalaureate certificate program or master of nursing program
NURS 5115 - Interprofessional Health Care Informatics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Implications of informatics for practice, including nursing, public health, and health care in general. Electronic health record issues. Ethical, legislative, political, and global/future informatics issues.
NURS 5190 - Essentials of Holistic Health Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Health assessment knowledge/skills for nursing practice across life span. History taking, interviewing techniques, technical skills to perform complete, systematic health assessment, focused assessments for acute care settings. prereq: Admission to MN Program
NURS 5222 - Advanced Human Physiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will use a systems approach to human physiology and physiologic changes across life span. Emphasizes clinical application using population-specific content related to various specialty areas in advanced practice nursing.
NURS 5241 - Nursing Leadership for Effective Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of leadership theory and application of leadership skills needed for safe and effective practice as a new graduate nurse. Exploration of system issues affecting nursing practice and patient outcomes. prereq: Final sem of MN Program
PHAR 5800 - Pharmacotherapy for the Health Professions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01359 - Phar 3800/Phar 5800
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Pharmacotherapy - the treatment of disease through the administration of medications - is a topic central to the practice of nursing. This course is designed to introduce you to the main drug classes available for the treatment of particular diseases and the monitoring parameters for patients taking these medications. You will also learn about basic pharmacology, recognize brand and generic drug names, and explore their common uses and therapeutic classes. A basic understanding of contraindications and precautions related to various classes of medications will also be covered. Additionally, the course develops basic proficiency in the use of drug information resources. This is a completely online course with weekly due dates. Course information is sent to the U of M email addresses of registered students by the first day of classes each Fall term. For more information, contact phar3800@umn.edu or 612-624-7976. Prereq: Anatomy and physiology
NURS 6200 - Science of Nursing Intervention
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Examination/application of theories and conceptual frameworks to clinical practice problems. prereq: Admission to MN or DNP program
NURS 7202 - Moral and Ethical Positions and Actions in Nursing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Normative ethics and theoretical underpinnings for positions taken. Implications for subsequent action. Morally defensible positions on health-related issues, corresponding actions from perspective of nursing.
NURS 7600 - Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examination of evidence based nursing including types and levels of evidence, research process, critique and synthesis of research studies. Science of implementation. prereq: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in a 3 credit inferential statistics course