Dr. Jacklyn Gentry, Program Director
(816) 271-4415

The Master of Science in Nursing program is comprised of two tracks (Health Care Leadership and Nurse Educator). Each track requires completion of 32 credit hours, 20 of these hours are Core shared courses between the two tracks.

Additionally, a graduate Nurse Educator Certificate is available. This option requires completion of 15 credit hours and is designed to serve those individuals who do not want to complete the full MSN program, but desire to build knowledge and skills specific to the academic or professional staff development educator role.

Graduates will demonstrate leadership abilities in:

  • Promoting professional practice
  • Creating effective work environments
  • Applying health informatics for informed decision-making
  • Leading and developing teams
  • Managing resources effectively
  • Embracing organizational complexity and change
  • Fostering evidenced-based practice
  • Influencing healthcare policy

The Gainful Employment Disclosure for the Nurse Educator Certificate may be found here.

Admission Requirements

  • Submission of application for admission to the MWSU Graduate School.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and nursing GPA 3.0 or higher.
  • B.S.N. from a CCNE or NLNAC accredited college or university.
  • Evidence of current, unencumbered RN license .
  • Completion of undergraduate statistics and research methods courses with a minimum of ‘B’ in each.
  • Completed MSN program application form and curriculum vitae/resume.
  • A supporting statement of interest discussing career goals and interest in the MSN Health Care Leadership or Nurse Educator track; or the Nurse Educator Certificate.
  • Three (3) professional references; sent directly to the MSN Program Director on your behalf.
  • Criminal background checks may be required. An applicant who has been found guilty of a Class A or B Felony will not be admitted.