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UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing - Executive Leadership Concentration (Accelerated (RN-BSN-MSN)

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Accelerated Bachelor’s And Master’s (RN-BSN-MSN) Degree in Executive Leadership


This program is for registered nurses who do not have a bachelor’s degree in nursing or another discipline or for those individuals with an associate degree or diploma in nursing.
MSN Executive Leadership ABM

Admission Requirements:

The applicant must:

  1. Be admitted to the U of M as a degree seeking RN-BSN-MSN student.
  2. Have a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.8 complete Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab and Microbiology with lab in seven (7) years of LCON admission with a grade of “C” or better.
  3. Have completed the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better (English Comp I and II, Intro to Sociology or General Psychology, Math, and Nutrition).
  4. Have an active, unencumbered RN license, or be eligible for licensure.
  5. Be licensed in the state of TN or an approved state in which they will complete their clinical course work.
  6. Complete and submit an application for admission to the Loewenberg College of Nursing RN-BSN-MSN Program for students without a BA or BS degree.
  7. If transferring from another nursing program, applicants must submit a letter of good standing from the dean/director of the previous nursing program, along with a transcript, and meet LCON admission and progression standards as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Progression and Retention Requirements:

The student must:

  1. While in undergraduate level courses comply with all the retention standards of the University of Memphis as stated in the Undergraduate Catalog.
  2. While in graduate level courses comply with all retention and progression standards of the University of Memphis Graduate School.
  3. Fulfill the general education requirements for the University of Memphis in order for BSN degree to be awarded.
  4. Have a GPA of 2.8 or greater at the awarding of the BSN to successfully progress to the MSN program.
  5. Successfully complete the undergraduate nursing courses prior to entering the graduate level courses. The courses counting toward both the BSN and MSN degree must be taken prior to entering other graduate nursing courses, or taken concurrently with another graduate course in the semester the BSN is awarded.
  6. Follow the progression and retention requirements of both the LCON Graduate Program and University of Memphis Graduate School upon receiving the BSN and after entering the MSN portion of the program.
  7. Maintain a 3.0 GPA (“B”). Grades of “D” and “F” will not apply toward any graduate degree, but will be computed in the GPA. No more than 7 hours of “C-“, “C,” or “C+” will be applied towards meeting degree requirements.

Accelerated Bachelor and Master (RN-BSN-MSN) Nursing with concentration in Executive Leadership

The following courses are required for the MSN in Nursing Executive Leadership

  • NURS 7001 Health Care Policy
  • NURS 7901 Relationship Building for the Nurse Executive
  • NURS 7903 Accountability and Advocacy for Nurse Executives
  • NURS 7303 Healthcare Finance
  • NURS 7908 Healthcare Finance Practicum
  • NURS 7904 Fin Mgmt and Resource Allocation for Pt Care
  • NURS 7905 Improving Pt Care Delivery
  • NURS 7907 Evidenced Based Leadership Practices
  • NURS 7909 Nurse Executive Practicum
  • NURS 7990 - Scholarly Synthesis

Note: (*courses count toward BSN and MSN degree) MSN degree to be awarded at the completion of

Total Nursing Credits: 62 credits

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