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Master of Science in Nursing | Curriculum

Master of Science Curriculum
The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 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 MSN program requires a baccalaureate in nursing (BSN).  Master’s prepared nurses seeking specialization as a nurse practitioner must complete the MSN NP curriculum. Nurse practitioner preparation requires 47-60 semester hours.

Visual display of course credit hour allocations are standardized by lecture/didactic hours, seminar hours, clinical/lab hours in the following format: 4 sh (2,0,2). Contact hours per credit hour will be a ratio as follows: lecture/didactic 1:1, seminar 2:1, and clinical/lab 3:1.

Nurse Practitioner (AGNP/FNP/PNP)
Post-BSN Full Time Plan of Study for the MSN Degree
     
YearSemesterCourseCredit Hours
1FallNRDNP-838Advanced Pathophysiology3 (3,0,0)
  NRDNP-854Scientific Underpinnings for Practice3 (3,0,0)
  NRDNP-860Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Health Care4 (4,0,0)
   Total Semester Hours10
     
1SpringNRDNP-856Advanced Clinical Assessment and Reasoning6 (5,0,1)
  NRDNP-842Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics4 (4,0,0)
   Total Semester Hours10
     
1SummerNRDNP-836Informatics in Health Care Delivery3 (3,0,0)
  NRDNP-864Advanced Care Management I6 (0,2,4)
   Total Semester Hours9
     
2FallNRDNP-858Evidence-Based Practice, Quality and Safety3 (3,0,0)
  NRDNP-865Advanced Care Management II6 (0,2,4)
   Total Semester Hours9
     
2SpringNRDNP-866Advanced Care Management III6 (0,2,4)
  NRDNP-846Frameworks for Leadership & Interprofessional Collaboration3 (3,0,0)
  NRDNP-708Advanced Health Policy and Advocacy3 (3,0,0)
   Total Semester Hours12
     
2SummerNRDNP-830Applied Health Care Economics and Finance3 (3,0,0)
  NRDNP-848BRole Practicum7 (0,1,6)
   Total Semester Hours10
     
   Total Credit Hours (minimum)60 (34,7,19)

 

Nurse Practitioner (AGNP/FNP/PNP)
Post-BSN Part Time Plan of Study for the MSN Degree
     
YearSemesterCourseCredit Hours
1FallNRDNP-854Scientific Underpinnings for Practice3 (3,0,0)
  NRDNP-860Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Health Care4 (4,0,0)
   Total Semester Hours7
     
1SpringNRDNP-846Frameworks for Leadership & Interprofessional Collaboration3 (3,0,0)
  NRDNP-708Advanced Health Policy and Advocacy3 (3,0,0)
   Total Semester Hours6
     
1SummerNRDNP-836Informatics in Health Care Delivery3 (3,0,0)
  NRDNP-830Applied Health Care Economics and Finance3 (3,0,0)
   Total Semester Hours6
     
2FallNRDNP-838Advanced Pathophysiology3 (3,0,0)
  NRDNP-858Evidence-Based Practice, Quality and Safety3 (3,0,0)
   Total Semester Hours6
     
2SpringNRDNP-856Advanced Clinical Assessment and Reasoning6 (5,0,1)
  NRDNP-842Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics4 (4,0,0)
   Total Semester Hours10
     
2SummerNRDNP-864Advanced Care Management I6 (0,2,4)
   Total Semester Hours6
     
3FallNRDNP-865Advanced Care Management II6 (0,2,4)
   Total Semester Hours6
     
3SpringNRDNP-866Advanced Care Management III6 (0,2,4)
   Total Semester Hours6
     
3SummerNRDNP-848BRole Practicum7 (0,1,6)
   Total Semester Hours7
     
   Total Credit Hours (minimum)60 (34,7,19)

 

 

  
Last Published with Edits:July 21, 2016 2:25 PM
Last Comprehensive Review: July 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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