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Nursing Service Administration, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Master of Science in Nursing program has several advanced practice specializations and other advanced role specialties. The purposes of the program are to provide preparation for advanced nursing practice as a clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, or nurse anesthetist; preparation for the role of nurse educator, or administrator of nursing service and to provide a foundation for doctoral study. 

Post Master's certificate programs are available to prepare currently certified clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners who want to acquire specialization in any of the above areas of specialization. Areas of advanced role specialization include nursing services administration and a certificate program in nursing education.

Nursing education at the Masters level builds upon baccalaureate nursing preparation. Program courses and content are organized and courses sequenced in a manner that facilitates the progression of student learning from that of a baccalaureate generalist to that of a specialist. 

The curriculum has two dimensions: core and specialization. Core courses are taken by all students and include theory, research, health policy, information management, and advanced pathophysiology or Advanced Physiological Concepts in Health Care I and II for Nurse Anesthesia students. Specialization courses are specific to advanced practice within a selected role.

Prerequisite courses are undergraduate health assessment and statistics and a graduate level course in inferential statistics.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Theoretical Basis for Nursing
  • Information Management in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Policy Issues in Nursing
  • Pathophysiological Concepts
  • Nursing Inquiry 
  • Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in nursing from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited nursing program
  • 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale for all college coursework
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • 300 word essay describing professional goals
  • Interview prior to beginning the program
  • Current State of Ohio license to practice nursing
  • Prerequisite courses: Undergraduate Statistics, Nursing Research, Basic Health Assessment, Computer Skills, Graduate-level Statistics

Tuition Fee

  • International

    917 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 917 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    917 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 917 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    432 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 432 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Akron

  • 890 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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