MSN | Louisiana College


Graduate Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Integrate knowledge from nursing and related sciences, societal issues and trends, healthcare delivery systems, and finances to interpret patterns and trends within a specified healthcare microsystem in order to deliver safe, competent, comprehensive healthcare.
  • Demonstrate a leadership role in collaborating with members of the interprofessional team in developing, implementing, and evaluating care for a specified healthcare microsystem.
  • Demonstrate effective written, oral, and technological communication abilities.
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary care within the context of a Christian worldview that fosters respect for diverse populations.
  • Create awareness of professional role development through the avenues of evidence-based practice, graduate education, and lifelong learning.
  • Advocate for the role of the Clinical Nurse Leader as manager and coordinator of care for an individual or cohort.
    (Adapted from AACN CNL competencies of 2013).


MSN Curriculum

The curriculum will consist of 38 hours, which can be completed in six semesters. The course descriptions are as follows.

  • NM 501- Professional Role Development
  • NM 503- Outcome Management and Quality Improvement
  • NM 506- Nursing Research and Evidenced-Based Practice
  • NM 508- Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
  • NM 511- Healthcare Policy, Finance, and Organizations
  • NM 518- Healthcare Informatics
  • NM 525- Healthcare Promotion and Illness Prevention
  • NM 548- Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Delivery
  • NM 601- Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NM 603- Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • NM 608- Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • NM 610- Leadership and Interprofessional Practice
  • NM 625- Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone I
  • NM 630- Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone II

The course descriptions for the MSN program can be found at


Admission Requirements
The admission requirements for the Masters with a CNL concentration will be consistent with the other LC graduate programs with the exception of the following:

  • Unencumbered US registered nursing license(s),
  • No state board or legal action against licensure in any state,
  • Earned BSN from an accredited nursing program,
  • GPA of > 2.6 on BSN last 30 hours of upper level coursework,
  • Undergraduate courses in assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology, statistics, and nursing research,
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended,
  • An onsite essay or essay proctored by ProctorU,
  • While experience is not required, related practice experience may make the applicant more competitive.

International or students whose primary language is nor English must have:

  • BSN or its equivalent,
  • Current US registered nursing license,
  • Demonstrate proficiency in speaking, writing, and reading English.

Graduation Requirements

The graduation requirements are as follows:

  • Fifty percent of coursework must be at the 600-course level,
  • The program of study must be completed within 5-years of admission,
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher,
  • Submit a degree application.


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