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Nursing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #1168 (BCR) Dayton, OH, United States
The purpose of the Nursing concentration from Wright State University is to prepare individuals for nursing leadership or administrative positions in a variety of health care settings. 


The Master of Science degree in Nursing from Wright State University prepares graduates to develop sound health care decision-making based upon organizational, economic, leadership and nursing theories. The concentration consists of core nursing courses that are built upon with essential nursing administration courses.

Clinical preceptors in various clinical settings will help prepare you to: 

  • Conduct comprehensive health assessments 
  • Appraise health risks and behaviors 
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests 
  • Diagnose and manage commonly occurring health problems and disease-related symptoms 
  • Prescribe and evaluate drugs and other treatments 
  • Coordinate care during transitions in settings 
  • Provide guidance and counseling to restore, promote, and maintain health and quality of life 
  • Work independently and collaboratively to enhance access to quality care for patients and families 
  • Achieve a cost-effective, outcome-oriented practice 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Role Development and Leadership
  • Information Technology in Health Care
  • Health Policy, Politics, and Issues
  • Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Research and Evidence for Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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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

  • Be a bachelor’s prepared nurse, having earned a BSN in nursing from an accredited institution. 
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for your baccalaureate degree and any subsequent graduate work
  • Have an unencumbered nursing license.
  • Have a minimum of two years of recent critical care nursing experience.
  • Provide evidence of no criminal record on file through a clear BCI/FBI background screen.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1125 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1125 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    660 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 660 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Dayton

  • 880 - 1360 USD/month
    Living Costs

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