UVU MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (MSN) PROGRAM
This nursing education program is a fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, INC. (ACEN).
Acceptance into the MSN program will be based on information from the following:
- Application for admission to the MSN program (Grading Rubric for Essay Question)
- Baccalaureate degree in nursing from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, INC. (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
- Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Utah or eligible for registered nurse licensure with completion of licensure process within 90 days of coursework commencement
- Completion of an undergraduate course in statistics which included descriptive and inferential components
- Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher or GPA of 3.2 or higher in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework
- Three professional letters of recommendation (Letter Requirements)
For further information, contact us at MSNurseInfo@uvu.edu or 801-863-6317.
The Master of Science in Nursing program at Utah Valley University prepares post-baccalaureate nursing students for advanced practice roles as nurse educators in academic settings and/or as clinical nurse educators in healthcare institutions. Content focuses on theoretical foundations of nursing education and leadership; tests and measurements of outcomes; curriculum development, implementation and evaluation; and academic and clinical teaching. Courses provide skills and strategies needed for facilitation of learning in a variety of settings.
Upon completion of the MSN program, the student should be able to:
- Function as a leader in the professional healthcare team.
- Function as a change agent at the point of care and within the healthcare system.
- Develop and implement programs to achieve educational outcomes based on learners’ needs.
- Evaluate evidence and utilize valid evidence to:
- Understand reliability and validity of research and publications, and
- Be discriminating and discerning regarding the quality of literature and research.
- Gather, evaluate, and utilize evidence for the improvement of patient outcomes.
- Facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of health policy and healthcare delivery.
- Create a product that advances the science of nursing at the point of care in healthcare delivery, nursing education, or safety and quality practices.