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Post-Baccalaureate Option

The 17-month post-baccalaureate NBA concentration requires 36 semester hours of graduate course work including a minimum of 360 clinical hours.  A comprehensive exam is required during the final semester. Students also complete a directed scholarly project. Students may only transfer a maximum of six (6) credit hours toward degree requirement.

Fall I Semester

Cr Hrs.

Spring Semester

Cr Hrs.

NURS 521 Human Resource Management and Business Strategy

4

NURS 500 Theoretical Foundations and Research Methods

4

NURS 522 Organizational and Leadership Theory

3

NURS 533 Finance and Budget for Strategic Decision Making

4

NURS 529 Nursing Business Administration Seminar

2

NURS 534 Healthcare Informatics, Data Analysis, and Technology

2

Total: 

9

Total: 

10

Summer Semester

Cr Hrs.

Fall II Semester

Cr Hrs.

NURS 580 Contemporary Roles and Issues

4

NURS 579 Leadership Synthesis for the Nursing Business Administrator

4

NURS 587A Nursing Business Administration Practicum I

3

NURS 587B Nursing Business Administration Practicum II

3

 

 

NURS 590 Directed Scholarly Project

3

Total:

7

Total:

10

Total MSN NBA Concentration Hours =  36 credit hours

MSN Core = 11 credit hours; NBA Cognate = 19 credit hours; NBA Clinical/Practicum = 6 credit hours

*Clinical courses have a 1: 6 credit hour to clinical hour ratio, making 360 clock hours for the program.

  

Post-Associate Option

The 26 month post-associate NBA concentration requires 65 semester hours. Students admitted to the ASN to MSN program will follow the RN-BSN curriculum. Upon completion of the RN-BSN curriculum plan the student will begin the MSN, NBA curriculum plan the following semester.  A comprehensive exam is required during the final semester. Students also complete a directed scholarly project.

RN-BSN Curriculum

Fall Only Courses

Cr Hrs.

Spring Only Courses

Cr Hrs.

NURS 310 Pharmacology to Promote Adaptation

3

NURS 330 Health Assessment of Humans as Adaptive Systems

3

NURS 390 Promotion of Adaptation in the Elderly

2

NURS 340 Foundations of Nursing Informatics

3

NURS 430 Nursing Research

3

NURS 350 Pathophysiology of Ineffective Human Responses

3

NURS 470 Prof Nursing Role Development/ Preceptorship

4

NURS 375 Promotion of Adaptation Groups/ Communities/ Transcultural Societies

5

Fall and Spring Courses

*NURS 300 Transitions to Professional Nursing

2

**NURS 490 Senior Nursing Seminar for RNs

1

Total RN-BSN Hours =  29 credit hours

*NURS 300 is typically the first course taken upon acceptance into the RN-BSN Program

** NURS 490 must be completed in last semester of RN-BSN program

NURS 340 and NURS 390 may be taken in the last semester of the ASN program

Additional general education course may be required to complete the RN-BSN program, please see list below of required courses.  In order to be eligible for the RN-BSN program the applicant must:

  1. Be enrolled in an accredited associate degree program
  2. Show proof of a valid non-restricted RN license (if student is a new graduate the RN license must be received no later than the fourth week of the beginning semester)
  3. Have an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher on all college-level course work
  4. Have applied and been accepted to LMU (waived for current LMU ASN students)
  5. Apply for admission to the Caylor School of Nursing (waived for current LMU ASN students)

Total program hours to graduate with BSN is 122. 

 General Education Requirements

Course

Cr Hrs

Course

Cr Hrs

*BIOL 230 Microbiology

4

ISYS 100 Computer Literacy

2

*BIOL 261 Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

*PSYC 221 Developmental Psychology

3

*BIOL 262 Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

COMM 200 Speech Communications

3

ENGL 101 Composition 1

3

ENGL 102 Composition 2

3

MATH (College Algebra or higher)

3

*MATH 270 Statistics

3

Humanities Requirement

3

Humanities Requirement

3

Humanities Requirement

3

Humanities Requirement

3

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

3

**LNCN 100 Lincoln’s Life and Legacy

1

**LNCN 300 American Citizenship/Civic Life

1

 

 

*Persons already holding a Bachelor’s degree or higher only need to meet these program requirements.

**University specific courses that cannot be transferred, but may be completed at any point during the program, if needed.

 

LMU has requested approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer courses for the Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Business Administration concentration.  The University plans to offer this online degree option pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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