MS in Nursing Leadership (RN to MSN Option) Courses

WGU Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington 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
Professional Leadership and Communication for Healthcare2
English Composition I3
Anatomy and Physiology I4
Anatomy and Physiology II4
Survey of United States Constitution and Government3
Introduction to Communication3
Introduction to Humanities3
Clinical Microbiology4
Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan3
Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to Sociology3
Applied Healthcare Statistics4
Care of the Older Adult3
Health Assessment3
Community Health and Population-Focused Nursing3
Evidence Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research3
Health and Wellness Through Nutritional Science3
Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership3
Community Health and Population-Focused Nursing Field Experience2
Advanced Information Management and the Application of Technology3
Advanced Professional Roles and Values2
Professional Presence and Influence2
Translational Research for Practice and Populations2
Organizational Leadership and Interprofessional Team Development3
Pathopharmacological Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice3
Contemporary Pharmacotherapeutics2
Comprehensive Health Assessment for Patients and Populations3
Essentials of Advanced Nursing Practice Field Experience2
Policy, Politics, and Global Health Trends3
Principles of Organizational Performance Management2
Principles of Healthcare Business and Financial Management3
Strategic Leadership and Future Delivery Models2
Nursing Leadership and Management Field Experience4
Nursing Leadership and Management Capstone2

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