Nursing Education: MSN (MSN)

MSN 501   Health Care Context and Organizational Systems Leadership   3 Units

Healthcare Context & Organizational Systems Leadership. This course provides the advanced practice nurse with knowledge in the integration of healthcare issues and organizational system leadership in relation to governmental, legal, fiscal, spiritual, and societal values.

MSN 511   Nursing Theory   3 Units

The nursing theorists’ contribution to advancing the quality of nursing care delivery will be considered in this course including examining the emphasis of utilizing the Watson Theory of Caring and its potential impact on future nursing health care outcomes. Thesis or project content imbedded in course.

MSN 513   Nursing Research   3 Units

A scholarly inquiry into nursing care delivery issues of the advanced-practice nurse will be undertaken in this course in an area of concern that will articulate methods, tools, performance outcome measures, and standards related to quality improvement in order to enhance evidence-based practice as a change agent. Research results will be disseminated to inter-professional teams. Thesis or project content will be imbedded in this course.

MSN 515   Applied Statistics for Nursing   3 Units

This course will provide students with a resource to determine the interrelationship between research design, evidence-based practice, and statistics including step-by-step instructions on how to proceed with statistical analyses utilizing the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) for managing and understanding data associated with nursing research, evidence-based practice, and program outcomes.

MSN 531   Advanced Health and Physical Assessment   3 Units

Advanced physical assessment and related health history relevant to primary and community care will be presented in this course in a hands-on body systems approach with prior knowledge and experience of basic health assessment techniques being required. Prerequisite: health and physical assessment at the baccalaureate level.

MSN 533   Advanced Pathophysiology   3 Units

This course will explore the basic mechanisms that cells possess to withstand adverse stimuli and relate these mechanisms to the etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of common disease processes. Prerequisite: a thorough knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology is essential.

MSN 535   Advanced Pharmacology   3 Units

This course's content will be organized around categories of drugs for physiological systems including information on therapeutic and adverse effects, indications for use, drug interactions, and guidelines for the nursing educator and practitioner. The critical thinking process will be applied in case studies regarding the prescribing and monitoring of medications including legal and ethical considerations of prescriptive practice and prescriptive authority.

MSN 537   Advanced Nursing Practice for the Nurse Educator   3 Units

This required course is designed to facilitate the advanced-practice nurse's knowledge and skills in a specialty practice area such as medical, surgical, obstetrical, pediatrics, psychiatric mental health, or community health. A minimum of twelve (12) hours per week will be spent in the clinical setting with a master’s prepared preceptor for a total of ninety (90) hours. Nursing informatics and health technologies will be explored.

MSN 551   Religion in the World/America   3 Units

This course will introduce the tenets and practices of major religious traditions likely to be encountered in the healthcare context with special attention given to issues relevant to management and delivery of healthcare such as blood transfusions, treatment of children whose parents object to medical care, spiritual care of patients and medical professionals, religious head coverings worn by staff, etc. Prerequisite: may require approval by Christ College faculty.

MSN 552   Ethics in Nursing   3 Units

Examines ethical issues related to professional practice and leadership through the lens of relevant Christian doctrines (such as vocation and two kingdoms), classical moral philosophy, and contemporary ethical theory. Prepares students to analyze and respond to ethical questions faced by nurses at the individual, organizational, and policy levels. Relevant professional codes of ethics will be consulted and analyzed.

MSN 561   Instructional Design in Nursing Education I (Theory)   4 Units

This course will facilitate student-centered curriculum design development and related learning outcomes, learning experiences, and evaluation of learning for classroom education with an emphasis placed on major educational philosophies and their respective approaches to curriculum development. Students will critically examine the nature of contrasting psychologies of human learning and motivation in relation to current educational theories. Corequisite: MSN 562.

MSN 562   Instructional Design in Nursing Education II (Practice)   4 Units

This course will facilitate student-centered curriculum design development or related learning outcomes, learning experiences, and evaluation of learning for classroom education. Concepts of measurement, evaluation, and testing in nursing education will be explored with issues in test planning, writing, and assembling of items and analysis of results being discussed. Topics in the evaluation of critical thinking and performance in the assessment of clinical competencies and ethical and legal issues involved in the evaluation process will also be discussed. The advanced practice nurse will participate in one hundred eighty (180) practicum hours for this course. Corequisite: MSN 561.

MSN 571   Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Management I   4 Units

This course will promote the significance of organizational and systems leadership in promoting quality improvement and safe patient care. The student will develop leadership skills which emphasize the importance of ethical and critical decision making with interprofessional collaboration teams that improve population based healthcare outcomes, disease management, and health economics. Corequisite: MSN 572.

MSN 572   Nursing Leadership and Healthcare Management II   4 Units

This course will provide the advancement of health care delivery in the clinical setting. The advanced practice nurse will have an experiential clinical practice in health care informatics, health economics, interprofessional collaborative practice, and health care policy and intervention outcomes. Corequisite: MSN 571.

MSN 595   Thesis/Project I   3 Units

This course will provide the student with the opportunity to develop a thesis or scholarly project for the degree of Master of Science in Nursing. The paper is culminating experience option for Concordia University Irvine program. (The thesis paper and scholarly project topic with reader approval form must be filled with the Graduate Office, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Concordia University Irvine and the chose clinical research site. The student will work with the thesis/project committee and under the direction of the thesis chairperson will complete a final version of the paper).

MSN 596   Thesis/Project II   3 Units

This course is the culmination scholarly activity for the Master of Science in Nursing of Concordia University Irvine program. The planning, preparation, and completion of the thesis or scholarly project is in partial fulfillment of the graduate degree. (Credit is obtained only when the student completes the thesis or scholarly project paper with the approval of the Department of Nursing graduate thesis/project committee members and the dean of the School of Professional Studies). Graduation Application Fee: $184. Prerequisite: MSN 595.