Nexus University

Master of Science in Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Clinical Nurse Leader

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - Clinical Nurse Leader

The MSN Clinical Nurse Leader program is designed to prepare nurses to assume leadership roles within one of four specializations: Healthcare Informatics, Nephrology, Gerontology, and Executive. This degree program focuses on combining the complexities of nursing leadership, health promotion, healthcare economics, epidemiology, research, and communication in the holistic preparation of the clinical nurse leader in the various specialties at the MSN level. The program facilitates the educational needs of nurses who are either working in leadership positions, or who seek to transition into higher-level clinical leadership roles in the near future.
Through this program, the combination of theoretical foundations, evidence-based practice, and clinical experiences will facilitate the development of well-prepared nurse leaders. Graduates will be prepared to fulfill leadership roles in the various healthcare settings.
The course of study is 36 semester credit hours with 400 clinical hours and can be completed in five (5) semesters. Students have both theory and clinical coursework. All theory courses are offered online. Students are required to complete four clinical components. For the clinical component, students must submit paperwork which includes a completed criminal background check and drug screen, proof of immunization, and current BLS. Students may choose the clinical location and select a potential preceptor for their practicum. This allows the student to complete the practicum without traveling far. It is the student’s responsibility to submit the preceptor’s name and clinical location for approval before the first clinical course begins.
The program’s framework is based on the "Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing" by American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN - 2011) and prepares the student to focus on the application of clinical reasoning, leadership, communication and collaboration, patient safety, research and evidence-based practice among other relevant topics in the provision of safe, effective and contemporary professional nursing care. The program provides an opportunity for upwards mobility for the BSN prepared nurse.
There are four specializations:
  1. Healthcare Informatic Nurse Leader: This specialization prepares the student for a variety of roles that optimally utilize patient care technologies to improve patient care and safety. The curriculum includes introductory and advanced practice in nursing/health informatics, management of data and information, workflow and project management.
  2. Nephrology Nurse Leader: This specialization prepares the student for a variety of roles within the specialty practice of renal and nephrology nursing. The curriculum includes introductory and advanced practice concepts for the nurse to function as a coordinator and leader of patient care collaborating with health team members to provide care for diverse patient populations experiencing renal and kidney diseases in various inpatient and outpatient settings.
  3. Gerontology Nurse Leader: This specialization prepares the student for a variety of roles working specifically with the older adult population. The curriculum includes introductory and advanced practice concepts for the nurse in various healthcare settings to lead interdisciplinary teams in the improvement of healthcare quality for older adults and their families.
  4. Executive Nurse Leader: This specialization provides students with the knowledge and skills to work as a nurse executive in various healthcare settings. The curriculum includes foundational work in organizational leadership, collaboration and communication, and decision making among other topics to help carry out the mission of the healthcare organization.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the MSN program will:
  1. Engage in culturally responsive patient-centered evidenced-based activities for advanced nursing practice based on foundational and advanced nursing science, current evidence, application of research and other knowledge from other disciplines.
  2. Disseminate knowledge and apply leadership principles in practice and education in order to effect change, improve healthcare quality, safety and patient outcomes.
  3. Use health information systems and technology resources to support lifelong learning, ensure safe practice environments, implement quality improvement initiatives, optimize healthcare outcomes and promote patient self-management.
  4. Implement effective strategies in policy and regulatory processes to effect change in health care, improve the healthcare delivery system, the health of the public, and the profession of nursing.
  5. Apply knowledge to improve communication and collaborative, improve systems care and optimize patient and population health outcomes.
  6. Use analytical methods and translation science to generate evidence for nursing practice, support decision making, promote safe and ethical nursing practice.

Admission Requirements and Process

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited institution with at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • RN licensure in Florida or Compact State (current, active and unrestricted).
  • International degrees must be evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
  • Students who earned a baccalaureate in another language must have the transcript translated in English by a certified translator. Translated copy should be submitted along with original copy.
  • Students residing in the US must provide proof of residency status.
  • Application fee of $25.00.
  • Original transcripts (these must be sent directly to Nexus University and be appropriately signed and sealed).
  • The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required.
  • Submission of a background check and drug screen, current immunizations, and current BLS.
  • Students who earn their bachelors in a language other than English and have not earned at least 30 college credits in the US are required to sit and submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (Internal English Language Testing System) results:
    • TOEFL - Must score a minimum of 80 on the IBT (Internet Based test).
    • IELTS – Must score 6.5 or better overall.
    • Nexus University code is 4237

Admission Process

  1. Complete the Nexus University application and submit with fee.
  2. Submit Official Transcripts from all higher education institutions.
  3. Submit verification of RN licensure in Florida or Compact State (current, active and unrestricted).
  4. Submission of a background check and drug screen, current immunizations, and current BLS.
This specialization does not prepare graduates for licensure as an RN or APRN.
Students enrolled in the MSN program are required to maintain a current, unrestricted RN license throughout their program.

Degree Requirements

A student needs to complete at least 36 graduate semester credits, including 400 clinical hours, to satisfy the eligibility for the degree.

Curriculum plans for each specialization

The program of study is completed in 5 sequential semesters. Each semester contains two 8-week sessions and students take a maximum of 6 credit hours per 8-week session. The students will complete 100 clinical hours in each of the four management application courses. Clinical hours can be completed in 1-2 days per week. The program’s instructional modality is hybrid which includes online for theory and in a healthcare facility for the clinical immersion experiences.
Students will complete 28 credit hours of Master of Science in Nursing Core Courses and 8 credit hours of specialization courses.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Core Courses

Semester8-week SessionCourse NumberCourse NameCredits
I1NUR 511Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing3
NUR 512Health Promotion & Epidemiology3
2NUR 513Advanced Health & Physical Assessment w/Lab3
NUR 514Healthcare Informatic & Communication3
II1NUR 521Advanced Pathophysiology3
NUR 522Healthcare Economics, Policy and Regulatory Environments3
2NUR 523Advanced Pharmacology3
NUR 524Organizational Behavior in Health Care Environments2
III1NUR 531Evidenced-Based Practice, Research, and Translational Care2
NUR 532Leadership for Quality and Safety in Healthcare3

Specialization: Executive Nurse Leader Specialty

Semester8-week
session
Course NumberCourse NameCredits
III2NUR 533Management Application for Executive Nurse Leader I1
IV1NUR 541Management Application for Executive Nurse Leader II1
2NUR 542Management Application for Executive Nurse Leader III1
V1NUR 551Management Application for Executive Nurse Leader IV1
2NUR 596Capstone Evidence-Based Practice Project - Executive Nurse Leader4

Specialization: Gerontology Nurse Leader Specialty

Semester8-week
session
Course NumberCourse NameCredits
III2NUR 534Management Application for Gerontology Nurse Leader I1
IV1NUR 543Management Application for Gerontology Nurse Leader II1
2NUR 544Management Application for Gerontology Nurse Leader III1
V1NUR 552Management Application for Gerontology Nurse Leader IV1
2NUR 597Capstone Evidence-Based Practice Project - Gerontology Nurse Leader4

Specialization: Healthcare Informatics Nurse Leader Specialty

Semester8-week
session
Course NumberCourse NameCredits
III2NUR 535Management Application for Healthcare Informatics Nurse Leader I1
IV1NUR 545Management Application for Healthcare Informatics Nurse Leader II1
2NUR 546Management Application for Healthcare Informatics Nurse Leader III1
V1NUR 553Management Application for Healthcare Informatics Nurse Leader IV1
2NUR 598Capstone Evidence-Based Practice Project - Healthcare Informatics Nurse Leader4

Specialization: Nephrology Nurse Leader Specialty

Semester8-week
session
Course NumberCourse NameCredits
III2NUR 536Management Application for Nephrology Nurse Leader I1
IV1NUR 547Management Application for Nephrology Nurse Leader II1
2NUR 548Management Application for Nephrology Nurse Leader III1
V1NUR 554Management Application for Nephrology Nurse Leader IV1
2NUR 599Capstone Evidence-Based Practice Project - Nephrology Nurse Leader4

MBA Course Descriptions

MBA Core Courses

NUR 511 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing (3 credits)

This course integrates theories from nursing and related disciplines to provide a foundation for transition to the advanced nursing practice role. Major concepts include: applying theoretical concepts to support research and advanced practice; quality indicators related to advanced practice; education and regulation of nursing practice; community health development; primary care and determinates of health and cultural norms on the health practices of patients and groups.

NUR 512 Health Promotion & Epidemiology (3 credits)

This course provides the student with information related to the concepts of health and health promotion, models of health promotion and health education. It also focuses on utilizing the principles of epidemiology and the theoretical underpinnings of health behaviors and promotion strategies to promote optimal health. Students will recognize and use concepts, epidemiology tools, and understand epidemiology terminology techniques in epidemiology to examine and understand measures of risk and be able to interpret and critique epidemiological reports for promoting health and wellness.

NUR 513 Advanced Health & Physical Assessment w/Lab (3 credits)

This course provides an opportunity for the student to develop advanced psychological assessment, developmental assessment, cultural assessment and physical assessment skills. Emphasis is placed on acquisition of pertinent assessment data across the lifespan. Students will apply advanced health assessment principles and skills to provide a comprehensive physical examination.

NUR 514 Healthcare Informatics & Communication(3 credits)

This course provides the student with concepts in patient information systems including informatics theory, computer science, and cognitive science for design and practice application. Additionally, this course focuses on effective electronic communication as well as general communication and collaboration in the health care setting. Students will be able to describe the evolution of computer technology, discuss the impact of technology in healthcare and identify the role of the nurse in safeguarding health care data.

NUR 521 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)

This course provides the student with knowledge in advanced anatomy, physiology, and the pathophysiology of systems related to health across the lifespan. Students will gain an enhanced understanding of pathophysiological variations in body systems and be able to recognize variations of pathophysiological processes and apply the understanding of advanced pathophysiology in clinical decision making.

NUR 522 Healthcare Economics, Policy and Regulatory Environments (3 credits)

This course examines the effect of policy, regulatory and money on health care outcomes. Foundational concepts include: process of policy making; economic analysis; patient advocacy; healthcare law, regulatory rules and statutes related to practice; systems theory; financing of and payment for healthcare; for-profit vs. non-profit and tools to aide in decision making. Students will gain an understanding of the complexity of the healthcare environment.

NUR 523 Advanced Pharmacology (3 credits)

This course is designed to enhance the student’s knowledge of pharmacology including pharmacogenomics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism, and pharmacotherapeutics in the management of disease state. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of pharmacotherapeutic principles, differentiate the pharmacological actions of medications and evaluate drug regimens to recommend optimal and safe drug therapy. Skills to assess and manage a client’s common health issues are emphasized utilizing pharmacotherapies.

NUR 524 Organizational Behavior in Healthcare Environments (3 credits)

This course examines the behaviors of individuals and small groups in healthcare organizations. Students learn about behaviors, causes of behaviors and interventions to improve organizational effectiveness. Teams, group dynamics, values and cultures, management of performance, establishing and maintaining effective relationships and leadership, organizational change and vision are foci. Students will apply concepts and create an analysis of organizational behaviors and an improvement plan.

NUR 531 Evidenced-Based Practice, Research, and Translational Care (3 credits)

Students examine the concepts of research and scholarship as a foundation for evidence-based practice (EBP). The course focuses on examination of qualitative and quantitative methods of primary research while considering patient safety, healthcare quality and process improvement. Students will debate the importance of EBP in improving healthcare and transitioning to an evidenced-based approach to care and decision making.

NUR 532 Leadership for Quality and Safety in Healthcare (3 credits)

Students learn concepts essential to the development of the master’s prepared nurse as a clinical leader and manager. Students explore leadership and management theories, the organizational structure, change, systems theory, the leadership role, nursing delivery models and human resource management. Contemporary issues affecting delivery of care are explored. Students utilize knowledge, skills and abilities essential for evidence-based decision making and outcomes management.

NUR 533 Management Application for Executive Nurse Leader I (1 credit)

This course focuses on an intensive study of the advanced nursing role within executive leadership. This is the first course in the series of 4 specialized courses with application in the executive healthcare setting. Students focus on examining the role of the advanced practice nurse within the context of the executive nurse leader and within the role of the masters prepared nurse. Students examine ethics and ethical dilemmas, explore the frameworks and standards of care and patient outcomes, and use critical thinking to solve problems and improve care within the executive leadership role. Students will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge within the healthcare setting. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience are required.

NUR 534 Management Application for Gerontology Nurse Leader I (1 credit)

This course focuses on an intensive study of the advanced nursing role within gerontology. This is the first course in the series of 4 specialized courses with application in the gerontology healthcare setting. Students focus on examining the role of the advanced practice nurse within the context of the gerontology nurse leader and within the role of the masters prepared nurse. Students examine ethics and ethical dilemmas, explore the frameworks and standards of care and patient outcomes, and use critical thinking to solve problems and improve care within gerontological settings. Students will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge within the healthcare setting. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience are required.

NUR 535 Management Application for Healthcare Information Nurse Leader I (1 credit)

This course focuses on an intensive study of the advanced nursing role within healthcare information. This is the first course in the series of 4 specialized courses with application in the healthcare information setting. Students focus on examining the role of the advanced practice nurse within the context of the healthcare information nurse leader and within the role of the masters prepared nurse. Students examine ethics and ethical dilemmas, explore the frameworks and standards of care and patient outcomes, and use critical thinking to solve problems and improve care within healthcare information settings. Students will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge within the healthcare setting. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience are required.

NUR 536 Management Application for Nephrology Nurse Leader I (1 credit)

This course focuses on an intensive study of the advanced nursing leadership role within nephrology. This is the first course in the series of 4 specialized courses with application in the nephrology healthcare setting. Students focus on examining the role of the advanced practice nurse within the context of the nephrology nurse leader and within the role of the masters prepared nurse. Students examine ethics and ethical dilemmas, explore the frameworks and standards of care and patient outcomes, and use critical thinking to solve problems and improve care within nephrology settings. Students will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge within the healthcare setting. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience are required.

NUR 541 Management Application for Executive Nurse Leader II (1 credit)

This course includes intensive study of the advanced nursing role within the executive nurse leader specialty. This is the second course in the series of 4 specialized courses within the executive nurse leader specialization. Students will focus on examining the scope of practice, evaluating and monitoring quality of nursing practice and establishing collegial and collaborative relationships within the health care team as well as within the context of the executive nurse leader specialty and the role of the masters prepared nurse. Students will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge within the healthcare setting. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience are required.
Prerequisite: NUR 533

NUR 543 Management Application for Gerontology Nurse Leader II (1 credit)

This course includes intensive study of the advanced nursing role within the gerontology nurse leader specialty. This is the second course in the series of 4 specialized courses within the gerontology nurse leader specialization. Students will focus on examining the scope of practice, evaluating and monitoring quality of nursing practice and establishing collegial and collaborative relationships within the health care team as well as within the context of the gerontology nurse leader specialty and the role of the masters prepared nurse. Students will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge within the healthcare setting. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience are required.
Prerequisite: NUR 534.

NUR 545 Management Application for Healthcare Information Nurse Leader II (1 credit)

This course includes intensive study of the advanced nursing role within the healthcare information nurse leader specialty. This is the second course in the series of 4 specialized courses within the healthcare information nurse leader specialization. Students will focus on examining the scope of practice, evaluating and monitoring quality of nursing practice and establishing collegial and collaborative relationships within the health care team as well as within the context of the healthcare information nurse leader specialty and the role of the masters prepared nurse. Students will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge within the healthcare setting. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience are required.
Prerequisite: NUR 535.

NUR 547 Management Application for Nephrology Nurse Leader II (1 credit)

This course includes intensive study of the advanced nursing role within the nephrology nurse leader specialty. This is the second course in the series of 4 specialized courses within the nephrology nurse leader specialization. Students will focus on examining the scope of practice, evaluating and monitoring quality of nursing practice and establishing collegial and collaborative relationships within the health care team as well as within the context of the nephrology nurse leader specialty and the role of the masters prepared nurse. Students will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge within the healthcare setting. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience are required.
Prerequisite: NUR 536.

NUR 542 Management Application for Executive Nurse Leader III (1 credit)

This course includes a concentrated study of the advanced nursing role within the executive nurse leader specialty. This is the third course in the series of 4 specialized courses within the executive nurse leader specialization. Students focus on advanced practice, pharmacotherapy, and evidenced-based management of complex problems within the context of the executive nurse leader specialty and within the role of the masters prepared nurse. Students will examine the political, financial and regulatory issues related to health care and the executive nurse leader specialty, as well as use clinical reasoning to determine therapeutic interventions, solve problems and improve care. Students will have opportunities to continue to gain experience in the executive nurse leader specialty, to perform selected responsibilities of the role, and to develop competencies as an advanced care provider within the healthcare setting. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience is required.
Prerequisite: NUR 541.

NUR 544 Management Application for Gerontology Nurse Leader III (1 credit)

This course includes a concentrated study of the advanced nursing role within the gerontology nurse leader specialty. This is the third course in the series of 4 specialized courses within the gerontology nurse leader specialization. Students focus on advanced practice, pharmacotherapy, and evidenced-based management of complex problems within the context of the gerontology nurse leader specialty and within the role of the masters prepared nurse. Students will examine the political, financial and regulatory issues related to health care and the healthcare informatics nurse leader specialty, as well as use clinical reasoning to determine therapeutic interventions, solve problems and improve care. Students will have opportunities to continue to gain experience in the gerontology nurse leader specialty, to perform selected responsibilities of the role, and to develop competencies as an advanced care provider within the healthcare setting. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience are required.
Prerequisite: NUR 543.

NUR 546 Management Application for Healthcare Information Nurse Leader III (1 credit)

This course includes a concentrated study of the advanced nursing role within the healthcare information nurse leader specialty. This is the third course in the series of 4 specialized courses within the healthcare information nurse leader specialization. Students focus on advanced practice, pharmacotherapy, and evidenced-based management of complex problems within the context of the healthcare information nurse leader specialty and within the role of the masters prepared nurse. Students will examine the political, financial and regulatory issues related to health care and the healthcare information nurse leader specialty, as well as use clinical reasoning to determine therapeutic interventions, solve problems and improve care. Students will have opportunities to continue to gain experience in the healthcare information nurse leader specialty, to perform selected responsibilities of the role, and to develop competencies as an advanced care provider within the healthcare setting. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience are required.
Prerequisite: NUR 545.

NUR 548 Management Application for Nephrology Nurse Leader III (1 credit)

This course includes a concentrated study of the advanced nursing role within the nephrology nurse leader specialty. This is the third course in the series of 4 specialized courses within the nephrology nurse leader specialization. Students focus on advanced practice, pharmacotherapy, and evidenced-based management of complex problems within the context of the nephrology nurse leader specialty and within the role of the masters prepared nurse. Students will examine the political, financial and regulatory issues related to health care and the nephrology nurse leader specialty, as well as use clinical reasoning to determine therapeutic interventions, solve problems and improve care. Students will have opportunities to continue to gain experience in the nephrology nurse leader specialty, to perform selected responsibilities of the role, and to develop competencies as an advanced care provider within the healthcare setting. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience are required.
Prerequisite: NUR 547.

NUR 551 Management Application for Executive Nurse Leader IV (1 credit)

This course will focus on the advanced nursing practice role within the executive nurse leader nurse leader specialty to synthesize and apply theoretical concepts and evidence base practice to enhance patient care and improve the quality of healthcare. This is the fourth course in the series of 4 specialized courses within the executive nurse leader nurse leader specialization. Students build upon previous experience to deepen their understanding of the specialization and the role of the executive nurse leader nurse leader. Students will have opportunities to assume all or most of the executive nurse leader role in the clinical setting and should be able to practice independently employing knowledge, skills and abilities learned in the program. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience are required.
Prerequisite: NUR 542.

NUR 552 Management Application for Gerontology Nurse Leader IV (1 credit)

This course will focus on the advanced nursing practice role within the gerontology nurse leader nurse leader specialty to synthesize and apply theoretical concepts and evidence base practice to enhance patient care and improve the quality of healthcare. This is the fourth course in the series of 4 specialized courses within the gerontology nurse leader nurse leader specialization. Students build upon previous experience to deepen their understanding of the specialization and the role of the gerontology nurse leader nurse leader. Students will have opportunities to assume all or most of the gerontology nurse leader role in the clinical setting and should be able to practice independently employing knowledge, skills and abilities learned in the program. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience are required.
Prerequisite: NUR 544.

NUR 553 Management Application for Healthcare Information Nurse Leader I (1 credit)

This course will focus on the advanced nursing practice role within the healthcare information nurse leader nurse leader specialty to synthesize and apply theoretical concepts and evidence base practice to enhance patient care and improve the quality of healthcare. This is the fourth course in the series of 4 specialized courses within the healthcare information leader nurse leader specialization. Students build upon previous experience to deepen their understanding of the specialization and the role of the healthcare information nurse leader nurse leader. Students will have opportunities to assume all or most of the healthcare information nurse leader role in the clinical setting and should be able to practice independently employing knowledge, skills and abilities learned in the program. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience are required.
Prerequisite: NUR 546.

NUR 554 Management Application for Nephrology Nurse Leader IV (1 credit)

This course will focus on the advanced nursing practice role within the nephrology nurse leader nurse leader specialty to synthesize and apply theoretical concepts and evidence base practice to enhance patient care and improve the quality of healthcare. This is the fourth course in the series of 4 specialized courses within the nephrology nurse leader nurse leader specialization. Students build upon previous experience to deepen their understanding of the specialization and the role of the nephrology nurse leader nurse leader. Students will have opportunities to assume all or most of the nephrology nurse leader role in the clinical setting and should be able to practice independently employing knowledge, skills and abilities learned in the program. 100 hours of clinical immersion experience are required.
Prerequisite: NUR 548.

NURS 596 Capstone Evidence-Based Project Executive Nurse Leader (4 credits)

As a culminating experience, this capstone course provides the opportunity for the student to synthesize information gained in the master’s program and to demonstrate competencies consistent with program outcomes by developing an evidence-based practice project proposal that addresses a problem, issue, or concern in professional practice as related to the executive nurse leader role. Students identify a problem amenable to research-based intervention; search the literature; propose a solution; and develop a plan to implement the solution, identify the outcome(s) and evaluation process, and disseminate the findings. Problems identified are those that are appropriate to students' specialization in Executive Nurse Leader. Students will submit an electronic portfolio that contains key examples of work they have generated during their time in the program along with a self-reflection of that work.
Prerequisite: NUR 551.

NUR 597 Capstone Evidence-Based Project Gerontology Nurse Leader (4 credits)

As a culminating experience, this capstone course provides the opportunity for the student to synthesize information gained in the master’s program and to demonstrate competencies consistent with program outcomes by developing an evidence-based practice project proposal that addresses a problem, issue, or concern in professional practice as related to the gerontology nurse leader role. Students identify a problem amenable to research-based intervention; search the literature; propose a solution; and develop a plan to implement the solution, identify the outcome(s) and evaluation process, and disseminate the findings. Problems identified are those that are appropriate to students' specialization in Gerontology Nurse Leader. Students will submit an electronic portfolio that contains key examples of work they have generated during their time in the program along with a self-reflection of that work.
Prerequisite: NUR 552.

NUR 598 Capstone Evidence-Based Project Healthcare Information Nurse Leade (4 credits)

As a culminating experience, this capstone course provides the opportunity for the student to synthesize information gained in the master’s program and to demonstrate competencies consistent with program outcomes by developing an evidence-based practice project proposal that addresses a problem, issue, or concern in professional practice as related to the healthcare information nurse leader role. Students identify a problem amenable to research-based intervention; search the literature; propose a solution; and develop a plan to implement the solution, identify the outcome(s) and evaluation process, and disseminate the findings. Problems identified are those that are appropriate to students' specialization in Healthcare Information Nurse Leader. Students will submit an electronic portfolio that contains key examples of work they have generated during their time in the program along with a self-reflection of that work.
Prerequisite: NUR 553.

NUR 599 Capstone Evidence-Based Project Nephrology Nurse Leader (4 credits)

As a culminating experience, this capstone course provides the opportunity for the student to synthesize information gained in the master’s program and to demonstrate competencies consistent with program outcomes by developing an evidence-based practice project proposal that addresses a problem, issue, or concern in professional practice as related to the nephrology nurse leader role. Students identify a problem amenable to research-based intervention; search the literature; propose a solution; and develop a plan to implement the solution, identify the outcome(s) and evaluation process, and disseminate the findings. Problems identified are those that are appropriate to students' specialization in Nephrology Nurse Leader. Students will submit an electronic portfolio that contains key examples of work they have generated during their time in the program along with a self-reflection of that work.
Prerequisite: NUR 554.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition

Having a financial plan is very important for the success of the student. Though Nexus University does not participate in the Federal tuition plan there are several avenues that students can use to pay for school. The school encourages students to explore their options. For ease of payment the University allows students to pay for 1 class at a time.
The tuition is calculated on a semester credit basis. Each course is three semester credits. The costs for Academic Year 2018–2019 are listed below.

Tuition for 2018-2019

Tuition Per CreditTotal Program Tuition
$500.00$18,000.00
We strongly recommended that students check the website of the University for updated fees. Tuition and fees may change without notice.

Fees and other costs

Application Fee$25.00
Technology Fee$100.00
Graduation Fee$50.00
Returned Check Fee$40.00
Late Add$25.00
Transcript$15.00 (Each copy)*
*First transcript is provided free of charge.

Application Fee

The Application Fee is paid at the time of application and is non-refundable.

Technology Fees

This fee is payable per semester/session at the time the tuition is paid. This fee is generally non-refundable. The resource fee provides unlimited access to electronic resources including but not limited to LMS (CANVAS), online library, Plagiarism Checker and MyNexus.

Transcript Fee

Transcript Fee is only for official transcripts. A student may print an unofficial copy from MyNexus at no charge. The transcript can be requested electronically or in hard copy. The fee should be paid at the time the request is made. If on responding to the request for transcript the University realizes that the student is not eligible to receive an official transcript, the student will be informed but the fee not refunded. Please note that a second diploma cannot be provided.

Graduation Fee

Graduation fee is payable at the time a student completes his/her program and submits an application for degree conferment. A degree audit is then completed, and the student confirmed of eligibility for graduation or otherwise. Once completed the student will be mailed their original diploma and one official transcript. The fee does not cover any of the cost for participating in commencement services/activities.

Return Check Fee

The University charges a $40.00 fee for all checks that are returned by any financial institution. Students are encouraged to ensure that checks are correctly filled out and that that they can be honored. A student may also lose the privilege of paying by checks if they tender a dishonorable check to the University. The University is not accountable for any additional fee that some financial institutions may charge.

Late Add

Students who wish to add a new class after the Drop/Add period are required to pay the fee of $25.00. The request to add a class after the period may be completed via Populi. Late Add is not allowed after three weeks of the session has passed.

NOTICE

Students who do not honor the terms of their financial agreement by paying fees and tuition in accordance may be reported to credit bureaus. Issues such as missed payment, late payments, and/or other defaults may be sent reflected in a credit report. A student may also be withdrawn from the University, barred from using its resources and or have official transcripts withheld.
Students are strongly recommended to check the website of the University for updated fees. Tuition and fees may be changed without notice.