Montana State University

Elective Areas of Concentration for Graduate Nursing Students

October 1, 2003

Students enrolled in the graduate program at MSU-Bozeman College of Nursing will have the opportunity to elect an area of concentration in teaching and/or administration, if desired.

Students planning a career in academia would take a total of nine elective credits in preparation for teaching in a nursing education program. Students planning a career in administration would take a total of nine elective credits to prepare them for positions in nursing administration. These courses will also be available to nurses with a BSN who are not currently enrolled in the graduate program, but are interested in taking such coursework for personal enrichment or professional advancement.

Faculty have approved the two elective areas of concentration in concept and course outlines are currently being completed to specifically describe the elective areas of concentration. These courses are open to students in both the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) options of the nursing graduate program. Making these areas of concentration available will better meet the needs of prospective students by preparing them to have an additional area of expertise that fits their individual career goals.

For more information, please contact Lynn Taylor, Graduate Program Administrative Assistant at: lynnt@montana.edu