Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the MSN-MAGELIN program, students must complete a graduate application, submit a one-page typewritten statement of their goals, complete the prerequisite course table form, complete an interview with the program director or designee, and meet the criteria below:

  1. Possess a non-nursing baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Send an official transcript verifying the degree directly from the institution attended to the Office of Graduate Admission, Mount St. Joseph University, 5701 Delhi Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45233.
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher, computed on the undergraduate degree courses or a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or a 3.0/4.0 GPA in the nine prerequisite courses (no prerequisite course can be below a C and the student may take a prerequisite course no more than two times). The GRE is not accepted.
  3. Have completed the following courses with a "C" or higher prior to the first MSN-MAGELIN course: Proficiency tests are available for some of the prerequisite courses.
    • Chemistry (inorganic/organic/or biochemistry) with lab
    • One year of Human Anatomy and Physiology with lab (within 5 years of program entry)
    • Microbiology with lab
    • Pathophysiology (within 5 years of program entry)
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Introduction to Sociology
    • Introduction to Statistics
    • Lifespan Development (infant/child, adolescent, adult)
    • Nutrition
  4. Complete a satisfactory criminal background check & FBI fingerprint background check prior to first MSN-MAGELIN course.
  5. Meet all clinical health requirements prior to first MSN-MAGELIN course. (Exception: The third hepatitis B immunization must be completed a minimum of two weeks prior to NUR 501C clinical orientation)
  6. Complete healthcare provider CPR training (adult, child, infant with AED) through the American Heart Association (Heartcode BLS) or American Red Cross (Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers), prior to the first MSN-MAGELIN course.  Certification must remain valid throughout the entire program.
  7. Applicants whose native language is other than English must demonstrate an established level of English proficiency by taking the internet based TOEFL (iBT) and have a minimum cumulative score of 90 with minimum individual scores of 26 in speaking, 22 in listening, 20 in writing, 22 in reading.  Only official scores will be accepted and the testing must be within two years of application to the program.

Program Requirements

Hours: 64

NUR 500 Health Assessment (3)
NUR 500A Health Assessment Lab (0)

NUR 501 Evidence-Based Primary Health Nursing with Chronically Ill Clients (5)
NUR 501A Evidence-Based Primary Health Care Nursing with Chronically Ill Clients LAB (0)
NUR 501C Evidence-Based Primary Health Care Nursing with Chronically Ill Clients Clinical (0)

NUR 503 Evidence-Based Population Focused Primary Health Care (3)
NUR 504 Evidence-Based Primary Health Care Nursing with Women and Infants (3)
NUR 505 Evidence-Based Primary Health Care Nursing with Children and Families (3)
NUR 506 Evidence-Based Primary Health Care Nursing with Mentally Ill (3)

NUR 508 Evidence-Based Primary Health Care Nursing with Critically Ill Clients (6)
NUR 508A Evidence-Based Primary Health Care Nursing with Critically Ill Clients LAB (0)
NUR 508C Evidence-Based Primary Health Care Nursing with Critically Ill Clients Clinical (0)

NUR 509 Primary Health Care Preceptorship (5)
NUR 510 Primary Health Care Seminar (1)
NUR 511 Evidence-Based Primary Health Care Nursing with Acutely Ill Clients (4)
NUR 512 Evidence-Based Primary Health Care Clinical with Acutely Ill Clients (4)
NUR 514 Primary Health Care Clinical (4)
NUR 515 Professional Roles and Issues (3)

NUR 521 Pharmacology/Medication Administration (5)
NUR 521A Pharmacology/Medication Administration LAB (0)

NUR 531 Foundations of Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice (3)
NUR 632 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice and Translational Science (3)
NUR 640 Health Care Policy (3)
NUR 710 Exploring Leadership in Nursing (3)

NUR 640 & NUR 710 will transfer into the MSN administration, education, and clinical nurse leader tracks at Mount St. Joseph University if students achieve a grade of “B” or higher and enroll in  the program within five years of taking the courses.

Program Outcomes

The graduate of the MSN-MAGELIN Master of Science in Nursing Program is able to:
  1. Implement and advocate for quality, safe, patient-centered care
  2. Synthesize current evidence and theory to improve patient health outcomes
  3. Integrate health care technology and information management systems to achieve safe practice environments and optimal health outcomes for diverse populations
  4. Evaluate the influence of health care policy, finance, and regulatory practices on patient outcomes
  5. Analyze principles of leadership, management, and communication while collaborating with interprofessional teams to improve the health care environment.
  6. Develop caring relationships with patients, families, and communities to promote population health and clinical prevention.
  7. Synthesize issues from professional, legal, ethical, social, and political arenas while engaging in nursing practice.