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Secondary Specialties

Master of Science in Nursing students may choose to also earn a Nursing Administration Specialty or Nursing Education Specialty in addition to the primary specialties offered. These two secondary specialties are not offered in conjunction with the MSN alone; students must earn a primary specialty as part of the MSN program and then may continue on to complete the coursework for the Nursing Administration or Nursing Education secondary specialty.

Nurses who already have an MSN and specialty from APU or another institution may enroll in the Nursing Administration or Nursing Education secondary specialty as a post-master’s certificate.

Nursing Administration Specialty

Coursework for the Nursing Administration Specialty focuses on combining the resources of nursing, organizational development, and business management. This program prepares nurses for administration of nursing service in a variety of health care settings.

Required Nursing Administration Specialty Courses
Academic Core Coursesas per specialty
Advanced Practice Core Coursesas per specialty
Specialty Coursesas per specialty
Specialization Option Coursesas per specialty
Concluding Coursesas per specialty
Secondary Specialty Courses
GNRS 560
Theory and Practice in Nursing Administration
5
GNRS 568
Issues in Health Care Finance
4
Total9 units

Nursing Education Specialty

This course of study prepares students at the master’s level for teaching roles in various clinical or academic settings.

Required Nursing Education Specialty Courses
Academic Core Coursesas per specialty
Advanced Practice Core Coursesas per specialty
Specialization Option Coursesas per specialty
Concluding Coursesas per specialty
Secondary Specialty Courses
GNRS 660
Theories of Teaching and Instruction
3
GNRS 661
Leadership and Role Development in Nursing Education
3
GNRS 662
Assessment, Curriculum, Development, and Outcomes
3
GNRS 663
Clinical Practicum in Nursing Education
3
Total12 units
Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.