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Master of Science in Nursing
Curriculum Structure Foundational Core Components
These courses are required of all M.S. in Nursing students and are intended to serve as prerequisites for remaining program requirements.
NUR 501 Theoretical Basis of Nursing Practice 3 SH
NUR 502 Contemporary Issues in Health Care Delivery 2 SH
NUR 504 Nursing Research (Prereq: NUR 501) 3 SH
NUR 511 Foundations of Clinical Nursing Practice 3 SH
     
Advanced Practice: Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Practitioner:
NUR 515 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 SH
NUR 570 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology 3 SH
NUR 575 Advanced Health Assessment 3 SH
NUR 580 Advanced Practice Nursing Management of the Acutely Ill Adult-Gerontology Populations 2 SH
NUR 585 Advanced Practice Nursing Management of the Chronically Ill Adult-Gerontology Populations 2 SH
 
Clinical Practice: Nurse Practitioner
NUR 582 The Adult-Gerontology Population Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Management of acutely Ill Adult Populations 5 SH
NUR 588 The Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Management of the Chronically Ill Populations 5 SH
Or    
Clinical Practice: Clinical Nurse Specialist  
NUR 583 The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Management of the Acutely Ill Populations 5 SH
NUR 587 The Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist: Management of the Chronically Ill Populations 5 SH
   
Capstone course for all students  
NUR 590 Professional Roles of the Advanced Practice Nurse 7 SH
  Total Semester Hours: 41 SH
  Total Clinical Hours: 540
 
Required of All Students
All M.S. in Nursing students must complete a thesis or research project. Thesis work begins in NUR 504, then continues under the direction of a thesis adviser. Students should register for GRA 799 in order to receive continued thesis advisement after completing NUR 504.
  Post-Master's Study: Adult Nurse Practitoner
 

This program is under review and revision during Academic Year 2013/14 and requirements may change

 

The department of nursing also offers post-master’s course work that prepares adult nurse practitioners to be eligible to take the adult nurse practitioner certificate exam. Admission to the program requires the following:

  • M.S. in Nursing with a significant clinical component
  • NUR 570, Advanced Clinical Pharmacology, or equivalent; or licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in either Connecticut or New York
  • Basic skills in health assessment, as evidenced by completion of a formal or continuing education program in the past five years or via paper-and-pencil testing prior to entry into the program.

Students are required to take the following courses:

NUR 575 Advanced Health Assessment 3 SH
NUR 580 Advanced Practice Nursing Management of the Acutely Ill Adult-Gerontology Populations 2 SH
NUR 585 Advanced Practice Nursing Management of the Chronically Ill Adult-Gerontology Populations 2 SH
NUR 590 Professional Roles of the Advanced Practice Nurse 7 SH