The OKWU MSN is designed for experienced nurses who are seeking roles that require advanced practice skills in order to function as providers and organizers of the health care delivery process or as faculty members in a nursing education program. The program consists of 12 hours of core courses for all students and 21 hours of specialized courses in either Nursing Administration or Nursing Education. Nurses must be committed to life-long learning and be willing to assume responsibility for planning their professional careers, which increasingly will include graduate study as the route to advancement.
Program is 33 credit hours, and includes the following courses:
Introduction to Graduate Nursing
Concepts Achieving Health in a Culturally Diverse World
Research Scholarship Health Informatics/Evidence Based Practice
Students must then choose one of the following concentration tracks:
- Management and leadership in Nursing and Health Care
- Health Care Systems
- Health Care Economics
- Corporate Financial Management
- Human Resource Leadership
- Curriculum Design and Innovations in Nursing Education
- Foundations of Adult Education
- Transformational Nursing and Patient Education
- Pharmacology for the Graduate Nurse Educator
- Pathophysiology for the Graduate Nurse Educator
In order to graduate from Oklahoma Wesleyan University with the Master of Science in Nursing Degree a student must complete the following criteria:
- Completion of 33 hours of required curriculum
- All courses must be completed through OKWU AGS
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
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In order to be unconditionally admitted into any graduate-level program, the applicant must submit the materials listed below:
1. An official transcript showing a conferred Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university in the United States or a foreign college or university which is approved by an international transcript evaluation organization recognized by Oklahoma Wesleyan University (see International Student Admissions Criteria).
2. Any other official transcripts needed to verify undergraduate prerequisite courses or graduate transfer credit. Students may transfer up to 6 semester hours of graduate coursework toward a graduate degree, provided that the courses are approved by the Dean of the School.
3. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (probationary admission may be granted for GPA’s as low as 2.50).
Once a student has been admitted to graduate study, he/she must begin taking courses within two (2) calendar years.
Students possessing a baccalaureate degree may be granted probationary admission with prescribed deficiencies when undergraduate GPA falls between 2.50 and 2.99 on a 4.0 scale, assuming all other admission criteria is met. Students on probationary status will not be allowed to proceed beyond twelve (12) credit hours of work within the degree program unless the student achieves a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the program.
- Students whose first language is not English (unless a US citizen) must have a TOEFL score of 69 or higher
- Students must either own or have access to a computer with internet capabilities
- Students must complete each core course with a 2.0 grade or better
- Students whose core GPA falls below 2.0 will be placed on academic probation for the next term
- Students must comply with the program attendance policies to continue the program