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Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing


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The Master of Science in Nursing is designed to prepare professional nurses for advanced practice as nurse educators and nurse administrators. The master’s degree program in nursing at Lenoir-Rhyne University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

The School of Nursing adheres to the policies of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Graduate School. In addition, the School of Nursing has additional polices. A detailed description of the School of Nursing policies can be found in the Master of Science in Nursing Student Handbook.

Curriculum Structure

The School of Nursing at Lenoir-Rhyne University offers two concentrations: nursing education and nursing administration. The curriculum of both concentrations is designed with the working adult student in mind and can be completed on either a part-time or full-time basis.

Required Courses:

The total number of credit hours in the nursing education concentration is 39 while the total number of credit hours in the nursing administration concentration is 33.

Program Admission Requirements

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Master of Science in Nursing Core (12 Credit Hours)


All Master of Science in Nursing students are required to take the following core classes

Education Concentration (27 Credit Hours)


Total Number of Credit Hours Required for Master of Science in Nursing Education (39 Credit Hours)


Administrative Concentration (21 Credit Hours)


Functional Core (6 Credit Hours)


Electives (9 Credit Hours)


(students must choose three from two different areas)

*Students must meet all prerequisites for BUS MPH courses

Total Number of Credit Hours Required for Master of Science in Nursing in Administration (33 Credit Hours)


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