MSN/MSCJ Dual Degree Curriculum

The curriculum consists of a minimum of 47 semester credit hours. Core courses focus on three major themes which are consistent with the philosophy for the graduate programs: critical systematic inquiry, professional and personal development, and management of information and resources in a rapidly changing health care environment.

Additional courses in the MSN/MSCJ dual degree track emphasize forensic and criminal justice principles and skills that enhance the variety roles in nursing forensics and criminal justice in which graduates may be employed.

Curriculum includes:

MSN Curriculum Nursing Core (21 semester hours):

  • NURS 500 Health Care Ethics for Nursing Leaders (3)
  • NURS 501 Theoretical Bases for Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 502 Nursing Research (3)
  • NURS 505 Health Care Informatics (3)
  • CJUS 643 Correctional Counseling (3)
  • NURS 754 Leadership & Management (3)
  • NURS 864 Epidemiologic Methods in Health Care (3)

Track Courses (18 semester hours):

  • CJUS 609 Forensic Aspects in Population Health (3)
  • CJUS 611 Law &┬áJustice in America (3)
  • CJUS 620 Sociology of Crime & Delinquency (3)
  • CJUS 642 Criminal Justice Administration (3)
  • NURS 642 Psychosocial/Legal Aspects of Forensics (2)
  • NURS 648 Foundations of Forensic Nursing (4)

Synthesis and Application (8 semester hours):

  • CJUS 792 Internship (3)
  • NURS 705 Graduate Nursing Practicum II (2) (6 contact hours)
  • NURS 779 Applied Interprofessional Collaboration (1)
  • NURS 797 Scholarly Project (2)

Total credits for the MSN/MSCJ dual degree: 47