A Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from Gonzaga University will give you the leverage you need to advance your career as the demand for health care professionals reaches a critical need.
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The Course Experience
PHIL 280: Persons and Conduct
NURS 320: Stats for Health Professions
NURS 406: Nursing Research
NURS 463: Community Health
NURS 464: Community Health Practicum
Online students have access to all of Gonzaga’s resources including:
- Foley Library
- IT Help Desk
- Career Center,
- Grad Student Association
- Disability Access
- University Ministry
- Practicum Requirements
The practicum hours in the Leadership track option provide opportunities for enhancing competency in communication, building effective relationships, creating healthy work environments, developing quality improvements, and managing financial operations.
Clinical placements are secured through a process shared by staff, program directors, students, faculty and clinical agencies. Our Clinical Placement Team is dedicated to helping students secure sites and preceptors, as well as with processing contract/legal documentation required to clear students for clinical placement.
As an initial step in the process, students will proactively engage with their local providers to identify potential preceptors. The Clinical Placement Team will work with students to finalize clinical placements and preceptor experiences to meet course requirements.
The Department of Nursing maintains affiliation agreements with many facilities and providers across the western U.S. to support practicum learning experiences.
Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical sites and should include this cost when calculating and planning for their educational expenses and scheduling demands.
You are encouraged to find practicum locations outside of your current facilities in order to learn, grow and have additional networking opportunities.
With faculty approval, you can complete practicum hours in the organization where you are employed.
However, preceptors may not be your direct supervisor, practicum hours must be separate from worked hours and practicum experiences must be performed on units other than where you work.
Tuition & Scholarships
The cost is competitive at $990* per credit for the graduate level courses and $915* per credit for the undergraduate level courses (bridge courses).
*Tuition rates subject to change.
Gonzaga’s Financial Aid Office maintains a database of scholarships for students to access, search and apply for awards.