Nursing Program Requirements
Core courses give all graduate students a strong foundation in nursing research, essential for the implementation of evidence-based practice and to effectively utilize data for problem solving. Additional core courses provide advanced knowledge in the legal, ethical, political, and social forces impacting the global health care environment. The core courses, plus the courses within the areas of concentration, provide a foundation for doctoral education.
All students must successfully complete the following core courses before moving into courses in their area of concentration.
This area of concentration includes courses in pedagogy, curriculum design, educational assessment, and a teaching practicum.
The following courses must be completed sequentially.
This area of concentration includes courses on organizational behavior, health care finance, quality management, and a leadership practicum.
The following courses must be completed sequentially:
~ Course under development.
Stevenson University’s accelerated master’s degree program in nursing has a residency requirement at the end of the program. The residency component supports the interactive nature of the profession, which requires students to demonstrate not only knowledge, but the increased ability at the graduate level to articulate and discuss nursing issues and challenges. Further, it allows students to demonstrate those skills and competencies they will need in their professional positions. Students unable to come to campus for this component of the program will be able to participate through the use of synchronous online software capabilities already available at the university.