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Master of Science in Nursing Direct Entry

Full Program
20 Months - 64 Semester Credits (Full-Time Option)
28 Months – 64 Semester Credits (Part-Time Option)

Master of Science in Nursing Direct Entry

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Program Description
20 Months – 64 Semester Credits (Full-Time Option)
28 Months – 64 Semester Credits (Part-Time Option)

The goal of the Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing program is to prepare the graduate as an entry-level nurse generalist to practice with advance knowledge and skills necessary to design, lead, and integrate care to clients and populations in diverse healthcare settings. The program will prepare graduates to provide and direct care within an interprofessional model to clients and populations with complex physical and psychosocial conditions. Upon completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to take the nursing licensure exam (NCLEX-RN). This program prepares the successful and licensed graduate for an entry level position as a registered nurse at the master’s degree level.

Admission Requirements
In addition to the general admission requirements and procedures, applicants wishing consideration for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing Direct Entry program must:

  1. Meet all general university admission requirements
  2. Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree from an accredited University.
  3. Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree from an institution accredited by agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education
  4. Be eligible to meet all externship requirements

Prerequisite Requirements
Applicants must have the following prerequisite courses completed with a 2.5 GPA “C” or higher prior to acceptance into the Master of Science in Nursing Direct Entry program.

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (4 semester credits)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab (4 semester credits)
  • Microbiology and Lab (4 semester credits)
  • English Composition I (3 semester credits)
  • English Composition II (3 semester credits)
  • Humanities Elective (3 credits)
  • Report Writing and Research (3 semester credits)

Applicants accepted into the Master of Science in Nursing Direct Entry program may be required to complete additional background checks and drug screenings during or at the completion of the program.

Credential Issued
Master of Science in Nursing

Programmatic Accreditation Status
The Master of Science in Nursing is accredited by the Accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Delivery Mode
This program is offered face-to-face (onsite).

Master of Science in Nursing Direct Entry Degree Plan

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING DIRECT ENTRY – Full‐Time Option
SEMESTER I CREDITS HOURS
MSN5150 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 45
MSN5200 Advanced Health Assessment 3 45
MSN5270 Advanced Theoretical Perspectives of Nursing 3 45
MSN5350 Advanced Pharmacology 3 45
Semester I Total: 12 180
SEMESTER II CREDITS HOURS
MSN5300 Advanced Nursing Inquiry and Evidence Based Practice 3 45
MSN5320 Foundations of Nursing Care Across the Lifespan (Includes Clinical and Lab) 8 210
MSN5500 Nursing Informatics 3 45
Semester II Total: 14 300
SEMESTER III CREDITS HOURS
MSN5400 Health Care Policy and Delivery Systems 3 45
MSN5410 Advanced Medical‐Surgical Nursing (Includes Clinical) 8 210
MSN5420 Mental Health Nursing (Includes Clinical) 4 90
Semester III Total: 15 345
SEMESTER IV CREDITS HOURS
MSN5430 Pediatrics and Obstetrics Nursing (Includes Clinical) 5 105
MSN5650 Nursing Decision Making 3 45
MSN5950 Role of the Nurse Leader and Leadership Quality Initiatives (Includes Clinical) 3 75
Semester IV Total: 11 225
SEMESTER V CREDITS HOURS
MSN6010 Integration into Nursing Practice (Includes Clinical and Lab) 6 165
MSN6020 Quality and Safety in Healthcare 3 45
MSN5550 Health Promotion: Prevention of Disease 3 45
Semester V Total: 12 225
Program Totals: 64 1305
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING DIRECT ENTRY – Part‐Time Option
SEMESTER I CREDITS HOURS
MSN5150 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 45
MSN5200 Advanced Health Assessment 3 45
Semester I Total: 6 90
SEMESTER II CREDITS HOURS
MSN5270 Advanced Theoretical Perspectives of Nursing 3 45
MSN5350 Advanced Pharmacology 3 45
MSN5500 Nursing Informatics 3 45
Semester II Total: 9 135
SEMESTER III CREDITS HOURS
MSN5320 Foundations of Nursing Care Across the Lifespan (Includes Clinical and Lab) 8 210
MSN5300 Advanced Nursing Inquiry and Evidence Based Practice 3 45
Semester III Total: 11 255
SEMESTER IV CREDITS HOURS
MSN5400 Health Care Policy and Delivery Systems 3 45
MSN5410 Advanced Medical‐Surgical Nursing (Includes Clinical) 8 210
Semester IV Total: 11 255
SEMESTER V CREDITS HOURS
MSN5420 Mental Health Nursing (Includes Clinical) 4 90
MSN5650 Nursing Decision Making 3 45
MSN6020 Quality and Safety in Healthcare 3 45
Semester V Total: 10 180
SEMESTER VI CREDITS HOURS
MSN5430 Pediatrics and Obstetrics Nursing (Includes Clinical) 5 105
MSN5950 Role of the Nurse Leader and Leadership Quality Initiatives (Includes Clinical) 3 75
Semester VI Total: 8 180
SEMESTER VII CREDITS HOURS
MSN6010 Integration into Nursing Practice (Includes Clinical and Lab) 6 165
MSN5550 Health Promotion: Prevention of Disease 3 45
Semester VII Total: 9 210
Program Totals: 64 1305

At the completion of the program, student that meet graduation requirements may be eligible to complete the NCLEX-RN examination. Students are responsible to check eligibility with the state board of nursing.

NCLEX-RN Examination Requirements
Miami Regional University encourages applicants and students of this program to periodically visit the Florida Board of Nursing website for updated information on the licensure application and instructions for the NCLEX examination, since these rules are subject to change. The direct link to the licensure application form and instructions is:
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/MQA/nursing/ap_licensure-RN-LPN.pdf.

The home page for the Florida Board of Nursing is: www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursing.

Graduate Nursing Concentration Course Failure
Only one repeat of the SAME nursing concentration course (MSN) is permitted for students enrolled in the nursing program. A second failure of the SAME nursing concentration course (MSN) will result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program. Failing two nursing concentration courses (MSN) of any combination, including courses repeated, will result in the student being dismissed from the nursing program. A grade of “WF” is treated as a course failure. Students with two “W” grades for the same course shall be considered as a single course failure. A student with a total of three “W” grades in the same course or with a total of three “W” grades in any combination of nursing concentration courses shall be dismissed from the nursing program.

Specific Course Grading Requirements
Students must successfully pass all components of nursing (MSN) concentration courses to receive a passing grade. Failing any component (lecture, lab, simulation and externship) will result in a recorded grade of “F” for all components of the course attempted.

Course Options for Foreign Trained Physicians
After admission to the Nursing Program, foreign trained physicians may opt to test out of Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical (Advanced Health) Assessment with the “3-P exam”. Passing the 3-P exam with a score of 80% or greater will award the applicant grades for the three courses. Grading is based on an equivalency for each course and credit; credits are treated as transfer credits. Successful completion of the 3-P exam with the required minimum score will replace the first semester of the Post-Masters FNP Certificate Program and three classes in the MSN/FNP program. Applicants who fail to achieve an 80% minimum score will be required to register for the three courses. Exam preparation guides are available to assist applicants who have completed registration for the 3-P exam. The 3-P exam is not an admissions requirement, however, students opting to take the exam must complete it prior to enrollment to receive consideration for credits. Students must pay the exam fee in full prior to taking the exam. The 3-P exam will not be administered more than once per qualifying student. Students will not be permitted to retake the 3-P exam.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION OTHER COSTS
ESTIMATED
EXPLANATION
Direct Entry Optional 3-P exam $1,000.00 “Examination fee for students opting to take 3-P exam”

A Master of Science in Nursing will be issued to each student who successfully completes the program requirements and satisfies graduation requirements:

  1. Student has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  2. Student has completed and passed all required externship hours
  3. Student is current with financial obligations to the University
  4. Student has met with the Office of Career Services for assistance with job placement or provides documentation of employment
  5. Student has completed Exit Interview with the Office of Financial Aid
  6. Student has completed the Graduation Clearance form and submitted it to the Office of the Registrar at least 60 days before the last day of class
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION OTHER COSTS
ESTIMATED
EXPLANATION
MSN-DE Foreign Transcript Evaluation Variable Foreign Transcript Evaluation
MSN-DE Application Fee $100.00 Application Fee
MSN-DE Registration Fee $100.00 Registration Fee
MSN-DE *Bring Your Own Device (BOD) MRU App $99.00 Tablet Configuration
MSN-DE Clinical Clearance Fee $225.00 American Data Bank or CastleBranch, includes Background Check, Medical Document Manager, Drug screening, and clinical document clearances
MSN-DE Criminal Background Check Level II $100.00 CastleBranch, includes All Counties of Residence, NW Sex Offender Registry, NW Healthcare Fraud & Abuse Scan, Social Security Alert, and Residency History, Fingerprints
MSN-DE Clinical Evaluation Portfolio System $100.00 Typhon
MSN-DE Clinical Make Up Hours (Cost per hour) $15.00 Cost per hour to make up missed Clinical Hours
MSN-DE Copies of academic records (Cost per page) $1.00 Cost per page of academic records
MSN-DE Copies of academic records (Cost per page) $1.00 Cost per page of academic records
MSN-DE Course Make Up Exam and Proctor Fee $40.00 Cost to make up a missed exam
MSN-DE Credit through standardized examination (Test Out) cost per exam. $100.00 Test Out Fee
MSN-DE Florida Board of Nursing Licensure-RN Application $110.00 Florida Board of Nursing Licensure-RN Application
MSN-DE Graduation Fee $150.00 Graduation Fee
MSN-DE Learning Extension $60.00 Access to Software to be used after program completion as a refresher in preparation for the NCLEX exam
MSN-DE Nursing Supply and Skills Kit $110.00 To include Black Tote, Stethoscope, scissors, gloves, catheter kit, all Supplies for Skills and lab
MSN-DE Nursing Supply and Skills Kit $110.00 To include Black Tote, Stethoscope, scissors, gloves, catheter kit, all Supplies for Skills and lab
MSN-DE Parking Fee (Per Term) $25.00 Cost to park in MRU assigned parking
MSN-DE Pearson Vue NCLEX-RN Application $200.00 Pearson Vue NCLEX-RN Application
MSN-DE Scrubs -School Specific (i.e. school logo, 2 sets) $80.00 2 Sets of Uniforms
MSN-DE SimChart $208.00 Simulation Chart
MSN-DE Simulation Learning System $250.00 Simulation resources
MSN-DE Student Badge ID $50.00 Student ID
MSN-DE Student Badge ID Replacement Fee $25.00 Replacement of lost or stolen ID
MSN-DE Student Services, Technology and Media Fee (Per Semester) $140.00 Cost for use of Internet, WIFI, Online library periodicals, etc.
MSN-DE Transfer Credit Evaluation $120.00 Cost to Evaluate transcripts for Transfer Credits
MSN-DE Tuition Cost per Credit $670.00 Tuition Cost per Credit

* This is an estimated cost of tuition and fees based on information provided at the time of enrollment. Costs are subject to change. Waiver of Practicum Affiliation Fee for students securing an approved preceptor only.

**This is a One-time fee for all students entering practicum.

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