School of Professional Studies

Nursing Department : Graduate Nursing Program

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 Evidence Based 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
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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

Post-Master’s Study: Adult – Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

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:

  • Previous graduate course work in advanced pathophysiology
  • M.S. in Nursing with a significant clinical component
  • NUR 570, Advanced Clinical Pharmacology, or equivalent
  • 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 Nursing Management of the Acutely Ill Adult 6 SH
NUR 582 The Adult Nurse Practitioner and the Acutely Ill Adult Practicum
NUR 585 Nursing Management of the Chronically Ill Adult 6 SH
NUR 588 The Adult Nurse Practitioner and the Chronically Ill Adult Practicum
NUR 590 Professional Role Enactment 4 SH