The MSN/MBA dual degree equips the BSN professional with interdisciplinary expertise in nursing, business, and healthcare leadership. At Southern, this means building a wholistic, Christ-centered philosophy for leadership, management, and research in the healthcare arena. You'll also be positioned to influence healthcare policy and the future direction of the nursing field.
To qualify for the dual-degree program, students must be accepted into both the School of Business and School of Nursing. Typically, students focus on completing classes from one degree at a time, though overlap is acceptable if scheduling allows.
Any student wishing to complete clinical experiences outside the State of TN must verify that State is a member of NC-SARA and seek permission from that State Board of Nursing. Clinical placements in some States may not be able to be accommodated due to specific State Board of Nursing regulations.
Also available completely online
Both degrees are available on campus and completely online, and you may mix the two formats to fit your needs.
This list includes requirements for both the School of Business and the School of Nursing:
All application steps are to be fully completed by the dates listed.
|Fall||April 1||March 1|
|Winter||October 1||August 1|
|Summer||April 1 (MBA program only)||February 1 (MBA program only)|
Applicants who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States are considered international students and must meet additional requirements for admission.
View international-student admission requirements »
Since international students enrolling in programs offered completely online do not travel to the United States, they are not required to obtain the Form I-20 or F-1 Student Visa, and they do not have to submit the Declaration of Finances.
International students who will be coming to Southern's campus need some additional information about travel documents and living on campus.
For more information about becoming a graduate assistant, please contact the appropriate graduate enrollment counselor.
|MSN CORE Courses||Credits|
|NURS 502||Orientation to Nursing Graduate Studies||0|
|NURS 512||Healthcare Technology in Advanced Practice||2|
|NURS 520||Health Promotion Across the Lifespan||2|
|NURS 527||Theory and Research for Advanced Practice||4|
|NURS 540||Healthcare Policy, Economics, and Finance||3|
|NURS 684||Preparation for MSN Capstone||0|
|NURS 694||MSN Capstone||2|
|MSN Core Subtotal 13|
|MBA Core Courses||Credits|
|BUAD 510||Accounting for Control and Decision Making||3|
|BUAD 520||Financial Management||3|
|BUAD 530||Organizational Behavior||3|
|BUAD 555||Leadership and Change||3|
|BUAD 562||Integrating Faith and Business||3|
|BUAD 570||Strategic Decision Making||3|
|HADM 532||Healthcare Economics and Finance||3|
|HADM 552||Healthcare Marketing and Human Resources||3|
|MBA Core Subtotal 24|
|Healthcare Administration Emphasis||Credits|
|NURS 590||Orientation to Nursing Graduate Clinical Practicum||0|
|NURS 638||Advanced Nursing Leadership and Role Development||3|
|NURS 654||Practicum: Advanced Nursing Leadership||2|
|NURS 687||Nursing Graduate Program Finalization||0|
|NURS 785||Practicum: Advanced Leadership Residency||4|
|Select Six (6) hours of electives from the following||6|
|BEXM 505||Legal Framework of Decisions||3|
|HADM 530||Healthcare Administration||3|
|HADM 585||Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Administration||3|
|Healthcare Administration Emphasis Subtotal 15|
|Also required if lacking undergraduate equivalents:
ACCT 505 Financial Accounting, 3 hours
FNCE 505 Principles of Finance, 3 hours
I am here to help if you have any questions about applying to the programs or enrolling. I'm the one who keeps track of all the forms and certifications you are required to have, so if you get stuck let me know. You are welcome to email or call for information about everything from admission to graduation. I look forward to working with you and meeting you!