Why study in the MSN program at Aurora University?
Learn from one of the best programs in the region to advance your nursing career. This program prepares you for high-level career paths in nursing, such as care coordination and clinical leadership. You can earn the MSN as a “4+1” degree if you're an undergraduate nursing student at Aurora University, or in approximately five semesters if you already hold a bachelor's degree in nursing.
- Program prerequisite: Two research and leadership graduate-level courses (taken during the senior year if pursuing the "4+1" option, or taken at AU prior to acceptance into the MSN program)
- Program length: Three semesters
- Average class size: 20
- Tuition: $9,800 per semester. There are no textbook costs. A laptop computer is provided to all students.
- Senior year/pre-requisite year: Scientific Inquiry and Research (3; offered only in the fall semester), Leadership and Professional Role Development (3; offered only in the spring semester)
- Master's Program Semester 1: Pass the NLCEX Exam. Health Care Policy and Finance (3), Advanced Nursing Concepts in Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical Assessment
- Master's Program Semester 2: The Business of Healthcare and Human Resource Management (3), Clinical Prevention and Population Based Practice (3), Managing Continuous Quality Improvement Outcomes (3), Interprofessional Care Coordination (3)
- Master's Program Semester 3: Ethical Principles and Global Social Considerations (3), Practicum: Role Concentration (5)
Experiential learning opportunities
Students will take a 16-week practicum that will provide invaluable experience. This program is tailored to each student’s interests and aspirations.
- Nurse case coordinator
- Nurse case manager
- Nurse clinical leader
- Nurse consultant
- Nurse educator
- Nurse professor
- Nurse insurance reviewer
- Nurse leader
- Nurse manager
Where our graduates work