NRSG 466 ³ – Transition to Advanced Professional Practice (60 practicum)
NRSG 468 ³ – Advanced Clinical Knowledge
520 Clinical Practicum hours
Course work eligible for certifications: CNL and CNEcl
Year 2 Total Credit Hours:
¹ MS/DNP Core
² MSN/Practice Specific
³ Track Specific (Some courses meet requirements for leadership and education track)
18 credits applied towards DNP (at CSB/SJU). To complete DNP in Leadership at CSB/SJU: 15 credits (5 classes, 580 additional practicum hours +DNP project).
FAQ for MSN Leadership and Education for Practice
Graduates of a BSN program who are committed to providing exceptional high quality nursing care and desires to expand their nursing knowledge, increase their leadership skills, and enter nursing practice with increased competence and confidence. You need not have aspirations to continue beyond the MSN, but many of you may choose a specialty later in your career and further your education. Regardless this degree will open doors for advancement in any practice environment. Here are some highlights of the program.
600 hours of additional clinical experience.
Emphasis on Evidenced Based Practice
Emphasis on Leadership.
Emphasis on Education: Staff and nursing students’ development, and patient education.
Networking – see below
Earn your first certification! As a certified nursing educator.
If you choose to return to CSB within 5 years to pursue a DNP (FNP, or Leadership), your credits will transfer, pending acceptance in to the program.
If you choose a graduate nursing program at a different location, some courses may transfer depending on the chosen program, curriculum, and policies for transfer credits.*
*The number and credits of graduate course transfers varies, but is usually limited.
The MSN curriculum provides you the opportunity to network with leaders in nursing around the state of Minnesota who are pursuing their leadership and FNP doctorates at CSB. You will be in the same courses as these exceptional leaders. The Practicum course will provide an additional 120 clinical practice hours for you to expand your nursing knowledge and leadership skills as a designer of care at the bedside. Your confidence will soar as you orient to your first position and supplement this with additional clinical practice hours.
With your degree, you will find increased opportunities with increased pay in many areas of nursing. You will quickly feel more comfortable than your peers in these leadership roles. Networking may lead to professional opportunities.
All graduate courses taken are hybrid in delivery, with the exception of the practicum hours. Each course conducts two synchronous meetings (in person or online) with the majority of the course delivery asynchronous online, with weekly assignments and discussion. Work, life, school balance is achievable.