The Weber State University Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing (ATDSN) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program for professional advancement and nursing leadership in academia and healthcare organizations. The accredited program offers two leadership role specialties; Nurse Educator and Nurse Leadership and Management. Graduate students will experience diverse and evidence-based learning opportunities from highly qualified graduate faculty, culminating in a community-based residency experience in nursing clinical, academia, or administrative leadership. The accelerated MSN block format includes 100% online coursework in a block format over three consecutive semesters of study (12 months). The program offers personalized advising and support from nursing faculty with educational, clinical, and leadership experience. The MSN Nurse Educator program emphasis is 34 total credits with 100% online coursework, including curriculum design, instructional strategies, student assessment, and program evaluation. The MSN Nurse Management and Leadership program emphasis is 31 credits with 100% online coursework that applies leadership principles such as developing and retaining a competent workforce, budgeting, staffing, and performance measurement.
For nurses who possess a current master’s degree in nursing who would like to strengthen or expand their current roles, the ATDSN offers post-master’s certificates in nursing education and administrative leadership. The Nurse Executive Certificate (12 credits) and the Nurse Educator Certificate (14 credits) can be completed in two semesters with an optional community-based residency experience in nursing clinical, academia, or administrative leadership.
To earn the MSN degree, candidates must successfully complete all MSN program courses with a grade of “B-” or higher and maintain an overall program GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The MSN Program is accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Enrollment Director (801) 626-6753
Criteria for admission to the WSU Annie Taylor Dee School of Nursing’s MSN Program can be found below under the appropriate program emphasis. Select the “Applications and Checklists” option on the program page. Admission is competitive; therefore, the listed criteria for admission should be considered as minimum standards. For more information, please contact the School of Nursing Enrollment Director (801) 626-6753.
Application to the MSN Program includes the admissions process to the university.