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2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Master of Science in Nursing & Leadership Master of Business Administration

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This online graduate program allows RNs with bachelor’s degrees to earn both a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master of Business Administration in Leadership. Both degrees are awarded at the same time with the completion of all requirements. This 60-credit dual degree appeals to and benefits nurses who are, or plan to be, in a leadership position such as, manager, director of nursing or Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), or hospital administrator. The Leadership MBA curriculum, through its developmental approach to learning, also develops insight and foresight, and deepens the understanding of the quantitative and qualitative relationships within organizations.  The curriculum requires that students take courses in a prescribed sequence that is described in depth on the Leadership MBA  page.

Incomplete Grades:

Incomplete grades are given only in cases of illness or emergency.  It is the responsibility of the student to request an incomplete course grade from the faculty member teaching the course.  Forms may be obtained from the Office of Academic Affairs. A request for an incomplete grade form signed by the faculty member, student, and the Associate Dean for Nursing must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar in order for an “I” grade to be assigned.  A grade of Incomplete reflects an agreed upon course of action between a faculty member and a student to complete the course within the designated time frame.  Course work must be completed six weeks from the last day of class.  If course work is not completed within this time, a grade of “F” will automatically be assigned.  Under special circumstances, students may petition the Associate Dean for Nursing to extend the time limit in which course work may be completed. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants must submit the documents required for admission to the Master of Science in Nursing  and the following two items for evaluation of preparedness for success in the MBA portion of the program.  Please see the Leadership MBA page  for more details:

  1. Resume
  2. A 750-word essay

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening Policy

Students who will be participating ion clinical must complete a criminal background check and drug screening (see Nursing Student Handbook).

  • Criminal Background Check - CertifiedProfile is a secure platform that allows students to order a background check through a web-based secure platform.
  • Drug Screen Testing - Drug testing is purchased with the CertifiedProfile package.

RN to MSN Program

The RN to MSN curriculum allows nursing students to substitute certain courses from the Master of Science in Nursing program in lieu of comparable undergraduate courses. See BSN section of the catalog for detailed information.

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