The Master of Science in Nursing program prepares nurses to meet the needs of the community for health care providers/nurses with advance practice knowledge and skill. Graduates are prepared for clinical practice in adult-gerontology nursing and for the roles as clinical nurse specialists , nurse practitioners, educators, and leaders in health care settings such as hospitals, primary care, community agencies, clinics, and home health agencies. The program meets national credentialing exam application requirements and prepare graduates for future doctoral study.
To be admitted students must first meet requirements set by the Graduate School as described in the Eastern Michigan University Graduate Catalog. Applicants are considered for selection into the MSN program upon completion of the following:
- Possess a B.S.N. degree (Applicants holding an R.N. license with a bachelor’s in another discipline may apply for a conditional admission).
- Have at least a cumulative 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) college GPA. (Applicants may seek conditional admission with a GPA of 2.75).
- International students must meet minimum requirements for admission into the EMU Graduate School (International Admissions Website)
- Have a current unrestricted license to practice as a professional registered nurse in Michigan or eligibility to obtain a Michigan license.
- Submit two (2) professional references that document competence in nursing practice and potential for success in a graduate program of study. (Complete the reference forms provided).
- Submit a two to three page personal statement that describes your reasons for becoming an Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, your future plans, and your professional goals.
- Submit a four to five page current writing-sample using peer-reviewed literature to support your ideas. Essays will be evaluated based on your ability to express yourself, degree of scholarly content, spelling, grammar, and use of the current American Psychological Association style with a minimum of three references.
- Have successfully completed an approved basic statistics course that includes descriptive and inferential statistics within the last 10 years.
- Have successfully completed a basic health assessment course.
- Successful completion of an undergraduate community health nursing course and clinical (or equivalent), from an accredited university. R.N.s with a Bachelor’s in a discipline other than nursing have to either complete the Community Health Nursing courses (NURS 450 & 451) or successfully complete the Community Health ATI Examination to demonstrate equivalency.
All documents above should be submitted directly to the Graduate School Office of Admissions, along with any transcript from other universities or colleges previously attended.
- Complete an application for admission to EMU at www.emich.edu/admissions Admission to the university takes an average of 2-3 weeks.
- Submit official transcripts from each educational institution you have attended so your EMU admission application can be processed.
- Select the program code on your application.
School of Nursing - College of Health and Human Services
Core Courses: 24 hours
- NURS 500 - Advanced Pathophysiology 3 hrs
- NURS 502 - Advanced Health Assessment 3 hrs (includes 20 hours of precepted clinical practice)
- NURS 505 - Health Status Trends and Health Care Delivery Systems 3 hrs
- NURS 506 - Nursing Theory for Practice and Research 3 hrs
- NURS 606 - Advanced Practice Nursing Role Development 3 hrs
- NURS 608 - Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3 hrs
- NURS 611 - Pharmacology for Advanced Practiced Nurses 3 hrs
- NURS 640 - Research for Evidence-Based Nursing 3 hrs
Primary Care Adult - Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Courses: 19 hours
Program Total: 43 hours
Electives for students planning to pursue doctoral studies:
- NURS 688 - Field Study 2 hrs
- NURS 693 - Thesis 4 hrs