- About the Program
- Curriculum – including courses
- Admission Requirements
- Start Dates & Application Deadlines
About the Program
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at Rowan University was established to meet the need for trained professional health care leaders. The following two tracks are available within the Rowan MSN program:
Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL)
The Clinical Nurse Leader track provides Registered Nurses in the greater Philadelphia tri-state area with the skills to assume leadership roles in their respective organizations. Our program was designed according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) definition of the Clinical Nurse Leader as someone who oversees the care coordination of a distinct group of patients and actively provides direct patient care in complex situations. Also, according to the AACN, the CNL is a leader in the health care delivery system who evaluates patient outcomes, assesses cohort risk, and has the decision-making authority to change care plans when necessary. The Rowan MSN – Clinical Nurse Leader program is ideal for registered nurses hoping to assume this role.
Nurse Practitioner (NP)
The Nurse Practitioner track prepares Registered Nurses (RN) to sit for the specialty certification exam. The certifying agency determines eligibility for the exam. Currently no precertification for exams has been obtained. Students in the Nurse Practitioner track may specialize in Adult Gerontology Acute Care.
Curriculum - Program Code: .CXMSN-NURS / Major Code: G265 / Specialization: P265
The Rowan University Master of Science in Nursing is a part-time accelerated program offered in a hybrid format with a combination of fully online courses, face to face classes, and clinical experiences. The program consists of 35 to 48 semester hours (s.h.), depending on chosen track and can usually be completed in 6-8 consecutive semesters. At the completion of the MSN the graduate will have completed a total of 415 clinical hours. Three hundred of these hours reside in the final two courses in the program.
The courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the CGCE section tally.
|Course Number||Course Title||Semester Hours|
|Core MSN Courses: 22 S.H.|
|NURS 05.504||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 05.505||Advanced Pharmacology (prereq: NURS 05.504)||3|
|NURS 05.503||Nursing Research (prereq: NURS 03.404)||4|
|NURS 05.501||Advanced Health Assessment (45 clinical hours)||3|
|AHI 05.501||Integrated Information Technology (45 Clinical Hours)||3|
|NURS 05.507||Leadership & Care Environment Management (25 Clinical Hours)||3|
|NURS 05.508||Special Issues & Trends in Nursing||3|
|Clinical Nurse Leader Courses: 13 S.H.|
|NURS 05.509||Clinical Nurse Leader Role||3|
|NURS 05.510||Evidence Based Practice in Illness/Disease Management||3|
|NURS 05.511||Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum I (100 clinical hours)||3|
|NURS 05.512||Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum II (200 clinical hours)||4|
|Nurse Practitioner Courses: 18 S.H.|
|NURS 05.516||Epidemiology Health Promotion & Disease Management||3|
|NURS 05.517||Nurse Practitioner Role: History, Practice, Regulation, Reimbursement, & Ethics||3|
|NURS 05.519||AGACNP I: Evidence Based Clinical Care for Adult Gerontology Acute Care||3|
|NURS 05.518||Assessment, Diagnosis & Differential Disease Management||1|
|NURS 05.520||AGACNP II: Evidence Based Clinical Care for Adult Gerontology Acute Care (prereq: NURS 05.519)||4|
|NURS 05.521||AGACNP III: Evidence Based Clinical Care for Adult Gerontology Acute Care (Prereq: NURS 05.520)||4|
|Total Semester Hours: 35–40|
The following is a list of the items required to begin the application process for the Master of Science in Nursing program. There may be additional action of materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below the Department of Nursing will contact you with a confirmation or indicating any missing items once your application has been submitted.
- CGCE Department of Nursing Application Form. Download the PDF or click here to apply online.
- $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
- Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher learning
- Current professional resume
- Copy of valid CPR card
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum grade of “C” or better in all nursing subject area courses
- Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned; presented in a sealed official envelope)
- Proof of current (U.S) valid RN license
- CGCE Foundation Course Completion Form
- Required foundation courses: Comprehensive Health Assessment and Research Applications in Nursing Practice. (the MSN Academic Advisor will determine foundation course equivalencies)
- Two Professional Letters of Recommendation
- Personal Malpractice Insurance (required at time of application and must be maintained the duration of the program)
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
Below is a list of MSN anticipated start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the university calendar or the CGCE schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by the Department of Nursing once you have matriculated in the program.
|Entry Term & Module||Start Date(s)||Application Deadline(s)|
Tuition & Costs
$680 per semester hour
(this rate applies to academic year 2013/2014 and is subject to change)