Course Sequence

The Master of Science in Nursing at Elmhurst requires the successful completion of 33 semester hours (8.25 credits).

Program Format

This is an on-campus program that can be completed in two years, or students may adopt a slower pace to finish over a longer period. Students will have two clinical courses in the second year of the program. Students plan the course pattern best for them, in consultation with their faculty adviser. Most courses meet on weekday evenings and are offered in intensive eight-week blocks.

You will work closely with faculty in small, highly interactive classes. The program is designed to foster mentoring relationships with faculty and strong learning partnerships with fellow students.

Course Sequence

The following represents a sample course sequence for the nursing program.

Fall Term

  • NRS 501 Theories in Nursing and Clinical Leadership
  • NRS 503 Applied Research for Clinical Leadership

January Term

  • NRS 523 Clinical Leadership Role Development

Spring Term

  • NRS 502 Health Care Systems: Organization, Policy and Finance
  • NRS 504 Clinical Prevention and Population-Based Practice

Summer Term

  • NRS 538 Management of Clinical Outcomes

Fall Term

  • NRS 524 Practicum: Advanced Clinical Role
  • NRS 535 Topics in Nursing Administration and Management

January Term

  • NRS 532 Technology for Health Care Education and Practice

Spring Term

  • NRS 536 Advanced Topics in Nursing Administration and Management
  • NRS 537 Residency: Clinical Leadership in Nursing Administration

Fall Term

  • NRS 521 Foundations for Advanced Clinical Role
  • NRS 524 Practicum: Advanced Clinical Role

January Term

  • NRS 532 Technology for Health Care Education and Practice

Spring Term

  • NRS 540 Residency: Clinical Leadership in the Care Environment (1.50 credits; 6 semester hours)

Fall Term

  • NRS 521 Foundations for Advanced Clinical Role
  • NRS 524 Practicum: Advanced Clinical Role

January Term

  • NRS 532 Technology for Health Care Education and Practice

Spring Term

  • NRS 533 Curriculum Development and Evaluation for Nurse Educators
  • NRS 534 Residency: Clinical Leadership in Nursing Education

Elmhurst College reserves the right to modify courses, schedules and program format without advance notice to students.

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