Are your interests across several specialties? Want to design a program that meets your individual needs? The General Track is for you! Students who choose the Master of Nursing general track work in a wide range of advanced nursing roles in leadership, nurse education, population health, global health, informatics, and other many other specialties.

In this track, select elective coursework from our program elective offerings or from graduate programs across the three UW campuses (including DNP coursework) to meet your individual academic and professional goals. Examples of learning objectives from program electives.

Students complete 51 credits; 35 credits of nursing coursework which includes a capstone project and 100 hours of fieldwork and 16 credits of electives. Students have the option to select from the program electives listed below or 400-600 level coursework from across the university with the option to transfer up to 6 graduate credits as reviewed by faculty.

Examples of learning objectives from program electives

  • Integrate theory, technology, and research in evidence-based nursing and teaching practice
  • Analyze, facilitate, and apply teaching practices in various settings
  • Evaluate teaching processes and outcomes
  • Design inclusive health-related curricula informed by principles of health equity
  • Guide complex organizations and communities 
  • Supervise and coordinate interprofessional teams
  • Manage fiscal health of organizations and  complex budgets
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Guide quality initiatives and improvement processes
  • Manage data to analyze individual and organizational outcomes

Core coursework

  • Advanced Practice Management and Administration in Healthcare Organizations
  •  Ethics and Policy in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Disparity and Social Justice in Healthcare
  • Translational Research I & II
  •  Advanced Fieldwork and Capstone 

Elective offerings

  • Curriculum Development in Nursing Education
  • Evaluation of Academic and Clinical Performance in Nursing and Health Care
  • Theories and Methods of Teaching and Learning
  • Technology and Enhanced-Pedagogy
  • Introduction to Process Management and Decision-Making in Healthcare Systems
  • Introduction to Project Management in Healthcare
  • Managing Fiscal Performance in Healthcare
  • Managing and Leading High Performing Teams
  • Health Informatics

What I loved about the master’s program is that I could study whatever I wanted. I picked how to develop international partnerships.

Arlyce Coumar, MN Graduate