Earn Your Master of Science in Nursing

At OKWU, our Master of Nursing program 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 for the Master’s in Nursing degree 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.

  • Designed with working adults in mind – earn your degree while still working full time
  • Take just one course at a time
  • Each MSN course is 8 weeks long
  • MSN program offered 100% online (no set log in times) or attend class just one night a week at select campus locations

Frequently Asked Questions

Courses

Core courses

Nursing Master’s Degree Program is 33 credit hours, and includes the following core courses (12 credits):

Introduction to Graduate Nursing Concepts (NURS 5103)
Health Informatics/Evidence Based Practice (NURS 5773)
Research Scholarship (NURS 5763)
Management and Leadership in Nursing and Health Care (NURS 6313)

ALL MSN courses (core & concentration-specific) are taken one at a time, in a lock-step sequence.

 

Concentration-specific courses

21 credits required; choose either Nursing Administration Concentration or Nursing Education Concentration.

Nursing Administration

  • Foundations of Adult Education (NURS 6553)
  • Health Care Systems (NURS 5363)
  • Health Care Economics (NURS 6323)
  • Corporate Financial Management (BUSI 6223)
  • Human Resource Leadership (BUSI 6013)
  • Assessment Strategies for the Nursing Administrator: Practicum (NURS 6413)
  • Application Strategies for the Nursing Administrator: Capstone (NURS 6423)

Nursing Education

  • Pathophysiology for the Graduate Nurse Educator (NURS 6583)
  • Advanced Health Assessment for the Graduate Nurse Educator (NURS 5753)
  • Pharmacology for the Graduate Nurse Educator (NURS 6573)
  • Curriculum Design, Innovation, and Evaluation (NURS 6543)
  • Transformational Nursing and Patient Education (NURS 6563)
  • Assessment Strategies for the Nursing Educator: Practicum (NURS 6513)
  • Application Strategies for the Nursing Educator: Capstone (NURS 6523)

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

Program Progression

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in all work attempted for graduate credit at OKWU is required for the completion of the MSN program. No grade below C (2.0) in acceptable for credit. Students scoring below a 2.0 much repeat the course in order to process in the lock step course sequence.

 

Admissions

Nursing ClassAn Enrollment Services Manager will guide you through the entire enrollment process, from the first steps of submitting your application, to requesting your official transcript(s), creating your official schedule and finally, beginning your first course! It is the role of the ESM to work one-on-one with you to answer all of your questions about the enrollment process, your degree program and OKWU in general!

General Admission Requirements

In order to be unconditionally admitted into any graduate-level program, including on-campus or online Master’s of Nursing courses, 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 nine (9) credit hours of work within the degree program unless the student achieves a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the program.

nursing professor and studentMSN Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted into the MSN program, the applicant must additionally meet the criteria listed below:

  1. Baccalaureate degree in nursing or a non-nursing discipline with an associate degree in nursing 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. Current unencumbered registered nurse licensure in the United States. Students must be licensed in the state in which their practicum and capstone project are implemented.
  3. Completion of an undergraduate bachelor’s level Statistics course with a grade of “C” or better.
  4. Completion of an undergraduate bachelor’s level Health Assessment course with a grade of “C” or better only if enrolling in the Nursing Education track.

Applicants without pre-requisite courses may be admitted on probation and allowed to take Statistics and Health Assessment concurrently within the first 12 hours of program-specific MSN coursework.

Plus…

  • 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

Tuition

Graduate General Cost Information

Online
MBA, M.Ed., MSN, MSL – $530 per credit hour

On-Ground
MBA, M.Ed., MSN, MSL – $530 per credit hour

Military: Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves
All Undergraduate Lower or Upper Division Classes– $250 per credit hour

Fees

Registration Fee (non-refundable, one-time) – $50.00
Late Fee for Course Registration (non-refundable, less than 30 days from start date) – $25.00
Educational Resource Fees (non-refundable) – $100.00 per credit hour
Trimester Technology Fee (non-refundable, per term) – $65.00
Directed Study – $150.00 per credit hour
Audit Fee (non-refundable) – $55.00
Graduation Fee (non-refundable) – (MBA, M.Ed, MSN, MSL) – $140.00

Oklahoma Wesleyan University reserves the right to change tuition and fees without notice. Rev. 6-14-18 CBR.