Nursing and Business Administration (Master of Science in Nursing, M.S.N.)

Dr. Amy Berkley, Program Director
(816) 271-4415

In addition, the nursing and business programs offer a Master of Science in Nursing in Health Care Leadership/Master of Business Administration degree. This dual degree program consists of 47 credit hours, 26 nursing hours and 21 business hours.

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

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, ACEN, or CNEA 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.
  • A supporting statement of interest discussing career goals and interest selected program track. 
  • Criminal background checks may be required. An applicant who has been found guilty of a Class A or B Felony may not be admitted.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

In addition to the criteria for MSN admission, students interested in the MSN Health Care Leadership/MBA program need to meet the MBA admission criteria:

1. Students with a BSBA degree from an AACSB accredited program are unconditionally admitted with:

  • An overall GPA of 3.0 (or higher);  OR
  • An  overall GPA of 2.75 (or higher) with a 3.0 (or higher) in the last 60 hours.

2. In addition to the above GPA requirements; non-BSBA graduates and BSBA graduates from non-AACSB programs are conditionally admitted and must earn a 3.0 GPA after the first 9 graduate hours for full admission.

The following is recommended for students in category 2:

  • Completion of undergraduate AACSB accredited business course in the areas of accounting, finance, management, marketing, and statistics;   OR
  • Completion of any recommended MWSU online bridging modules.
Required Courses
NUR 501Foundations for Nursing Leadership3
NUR 504Professional Role Development for Nursing Leaders3
NUR 505Nursing Seminar I1
NUR 507Statistics for Decision Support3
NUR 616Research for Evidence-Based Nursing Leadership3
NUR 624Nursing Seminar II1
NUR 650Nurse Leader Internship 13
ACC 633Foundations of Finance and Accounting3
MKT 633Applied Strategic Marketing3
MGT 633Contemporary Issues in Management3
MIM 633Business Intelligence and Analytics3
MIM 643Supply Chain and Customer Relationship Management3
MGT 603Organizational Theory3
MGT 695Applied Strategic Management3
Total Credit Hours38

Clinical hours are a required course component.

Leadership Concentration
NUR 506Health Care Policy, Organization, and Financing3
NUR 607Leadership in Financial Management3
NUR 618Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Diverse Populations3
Total Credit Hours9

Graduation Requirements

  1. Filing an approved Application for Graduation.
  2. Satisfactory completion of all required coursework as listed on the approved Program of Study.
  3. Earn a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, with no more than one grade of C in all NUR required coursework and no more than 6 credit hours of C in all required coursework.
  4. Official approval of required capstone.