Master of Science in Nursing

Starts August 18, 2021

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16

Courses Required

$715

cost per credit hour
($1,603 for non-residents)

46

Total Credit Hours

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The Master of Science in Nursing offered by the WVU School of Nursing is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses the opportunity to support quality improvement and patient safety, incorporate current and emerging genetic/genomic evidence in providing advanced nursing care to individuals, families, and communities while accounting for patient values and clinical judgment, and demonstrate organizational and systems leadership that emphasizes clinical practice and continually improves health outcomes. You will find yourself in great demand to fill established and emerging roles that allow nurses to focus on a variety of practice areas, such as geriatrics, pediatrics, public health, administration, informatics, forensics, and systems improvement. With new practice opportunities emerging, and the demand for highly specialized nursing skills rising, the time is right for you to begin your graduate-level nursing education.

Format
  • Live Online Sessions
  • Online Courses
  • Residency Required
Degree Awarded
  • Master of Science in Nursing
Next Start Date
  • August 18, 2021

The program is offered primarily online by faculty at the WVU Health Sciences Center at our Morgantown and Charleston campuses. Courses are offered via a variety of web-based modalities both in asynchronous and synchronous distance education formats. Students will be required to attend a special session in Morgantown or Charleston approximately five times through the assessment course and two days in practicum for FNP students. During semesters involving nursing practice hours, monthly meetings are held online. Special sessions for PNP students are held in Morgantown for approximately one week during the assessment course.

Students are admitted to a specific track and progression plan. Admission to some tracks is dependent on an adequate cohort to deliver the track. Changes to the track or progression plan are only allowed based on space available. If for any reason a student must leave the program, their ability to return to the program will be based on space available at the time of request and is not guaranteed.

After completing requirements for the MSN degree, students will have the ability to sit for advanced practice certification and are prepared to offer care at the advanced practice level to select populations.

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