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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Clinical Nurse

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Degree Program Clinical Nurse Specialist M.S.N.
Subject Area Allied Health and Nursing
Type/Location Web Enhanced
Program URL
Number of Required Campus Visits 4 per semester during all semesters (except semester registered for NURS 554 Advanced Health Assessment which requires weekly seminars.)
Degree Type Graduate - Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
Total Number of Semester Credits 50
Program Description Graduate program designed to prepare professional nurses for advanced practice leading to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree.
Admission Requirements

Completed applications are due in to the MSN Program by January 15th.

To the College of Graduate Studies:

  • Completed application form to MSU.
  • Application fee (fee applies to MSU students, graduates, faculty and staff).
  • Verification of baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university (official transcript).
  • Verification of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores may be required.
  • Information required of international students, if appropriate.

To the School of Nursing:

  • Completed MSN Program, SON application form.
  • Copy of current registration of RN licensure.
Verification of references requested.
Other Requirements

Courses that must be completed for this program include:

  • NURS 552 Advanced Health Assessment (3 Cr)
  • NURS 553 Advanced Pharmacology (3 Cr)
  • NURS 554 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 Cr)
  • NURS 601 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3 Cr)
  • NURS 602 Ethical Dimensions of Nursing (2 Cr)
  • NURS 603 Advanced Practice Roles (3 Cr)
  • HLTH 575 Biostatistics (3 Cr)**or equivalent
  • NURS 604 Knowledge Development in Nursing (4 Cr)**
  • NURS 606 Social Space of Nursing (2 Cr)
  • NURS 620 Processes Influencing the Human Health Experience (3 Cr)
  • NURS 640 Family Nursing (2 Cr)
  • NURS 641 Adult and Older Adult Health I (2 Cr) OR
  • NURS 642 Child and Adolescent Health (2 Cr) OR
  • NURS 643 Reproductive Health (2 Cr) OR
  • NURS 644 Adult and Older Adult Health (2 Cr)
  • NURS 660 Organizational and Systems Leadership (3 Cr)
  • NURS 661 Advanced Practice I CNS (3 Cr)
  • NURS 648 Advanced Practice II CNS (3 Cr)
  • NURS 649 Advanced Practice III CNS (3 Cr)
  • NURS 699 Thesis (4 Cr)

**HLTH 575 Biostatistics (or it’s equivalent) is a required pre-or co-requisite for NURS 604

Program Contact Information

Donna Brauer, Ph.D., RN
360 Wissink Hall
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 389-1317 (V) or (800) 625-3529 (MRS/TYY)
Fax: (507) 389-6516