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Master of Science in Nursing | Curriculum

Master of Science Curriculum
The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) degree program offers the role specialization of primary care nurse practitioner. The M.S.N. curriculum requires core courses in scientific foundations for evidence-based practice, organizational and systems leadership and specialty focused competencies. Nurse practitioner students may select one of three population-focused specialties: adult-gerontology (A-GNP), family (FNP) or pediatric (PNP). Admission to the M.S.N. program requires a baccalaureate in nursing (B.S.N.).  Master’s prepared nurses seeking specialization as a nurse practitioner must complete the M.S.N. NP curriculum. Nurse practitioner preparation requires 47-60 semester hours. Please check the College of Nursing website for MSN Program Plans of Study at


Last Published with Edits:July 14, 2014 10:12 AM
Last Comprehensive Review: July 2014

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