M.S. in Nursing Education (RN to MSN Option) Courses

WGU offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a capstone project. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required. Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.

For ease of understanding, WGU has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 8 to 9 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.

Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.

CourseCompetency Units
Advanced Standing for RN License50
Foundations of College Mathematics3
Communications Foundations2
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology3
Human Physiology3
Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory2
Themes in U.S. and World History1
Applications in U.S. and World History1
Language and Communication: Essay2
Language and Communication: Presentation2
Literature, Arts and the Humanities2
Literature, Arts and the Humanities: Analysis and Interpretation2
Microbiology3
Clinical Microbiology Laboratory1
Behavioral Science Survey6
Issues in Behavioral Science3
Biochemistry3
Health Assessment2
Applied Health Assessment1
Care of the Older Adult3
Applied Health Care Statistics and Analysis3
Community and Population Health3
Nutrition for Contemporary Society3
Advanced Evidence-Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research2
Project in Advanced Evidence-Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research1
Advanced Professional Roles and Values2
Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership3
Community Health Nursing Practicum2
Advanced Information Management and the Application of Technology2
Project in Advanced Information Management and the Application of Technology1
Organizational Leadership and Interprofessional Team Development2
Project in Organizational Leadership and Interprofessional Team Development1
Professional Presence and Influence2
Pathopharmacological Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice2
Project in Pathopharmacological Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice1
Comprehensive Health Assessment for Patients and Populations3
Essentials of Advanced Nursing Practice1
Comprehensive Advanced Nursing Field Experience1
Policy, Politics, and Global Health Trends2
Project in Policy, Politics, and Global Health Trends1
Contemporary Pharmacotherapeutics2
Translational Research for Practice and Populations3
Foundations of Nursing Education3
Facilitating Learning in the 21st Century1
Application of Facilitating Learning in the 21st Century2
Future Directions in Contemporary Learning and Education2
Nursing Education Field Experience2
Nurse Educator Capstone4