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School of Professional Studies

Nursing Department : Graduate Nursing Program Overview

Master of Science in Nursing Program Plans

 

Curriculum Structure Foundational Core Components  (for all tracks)
501 Theoretical Basis For Advanced Nursing Practice 3 SH
507 Diagnostics for Advanced Nursing Practice 2 SH
504 Evidence Based Research for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 SH
511 Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice, Health Care Policy and the Health Care System 3 SH
Advanced Practice:  Clinical Nurse Specialist/Adult/Gerontology  Nurse Practitioner/Acute Care NP
NUR 515 Advanced Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 SH
NUR 570 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology for Advance Nursing Practice 3 SH
NUR 575 Advanced Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice 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
Advanced Practice:  Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
NUR 515 Advanced Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 SH
NUR 516 Psychopathology 3 SH
NUR 570 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology for Advance Nursing Practice 3 SH
NUR 571 Psychopharmacology 3 SH
NUR 575 Advanced Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice 3 SH
NUR 581 The Advanced Nursing Management of the Psychiatric Mental Health Conditions Across Lifespan Populations- Treatment Modalities I 2 SH
NUR 586 The Advanced Nursing Management of the Psychiatric Mental Health Conditions Groups and Families-Treatment Modalities II 2 SH
Clinical Practice: Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
NUR 582 The Adult-Gerontology 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: Adult Gerontology 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
OR
Clinical Practice:  Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
NUR 584 The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Management of the Psychiatric Mental Health Conditions Across Lifespan Populations 5 SH
NUR 589 The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Management of the Psychiatric Mental Health Conditions Groups and Families 5 SH
Clinical Practice:  Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
NUR 576   The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioners Management of Acutely Ill Complex Populations  5 SH
NUR 577  

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Management of The Chronically Ill Complex Populations

5 SH
Role course for all Student
NUR 590  Professional Roles in Advanced Practice Nursing 7 SH

 

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:

  • M.S. in Nursing with a significant clinical component
  • NUR 515, Advanced Pathophysiology, or equivalent.  (This course can be taken at WCSU with in the program)
  • NUR 570, Advanced Clinical Pharmacology, or equivalent; completed within the last five years. (This also may be taken at WCSU within the program.)
  • NUR 575 Advanced Health Assessments. Or equivalent (This can also be taken at WCSU with in the program); completed within the last five years, along with a basic skills in health assessment, as evidenced by obtaining an 85% on a health assessment exam prior to entry into the program.

Students are required to take the following courses:

  • NUR 580 Nursing Management of the Acutely ill Adult
  • NUR 582 The Adult Nurse Practitioner and the Acutely ill Adult Practicum
  • NUR 585 Nursing Management of the Chronically ill adult
  • NUR 588 The Adult Nurse Practitioner and the Chronically ill Adult Practicum
  • NUR 590 Professional Role Enactment

 

Post-Master’s Study: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

  • M.S. in Nursing with a significant clinical component
  • NUR 515, Advanced Pathophysiology, or equivalent.  (This course can be taken at WCSU with in the program)
  • NUR 570, Advanced Clinical Pharmacology, or equivalent; completed within the last five years. (This also may be taken at WCSU within the program.)
  • NUR 575 Advanced Health Assessments. Or equivalent (This can also be taken at WCSU with in the program); completed within the last five years, along with a basic skills in health assessment, as evidenced by obtaining an 85% on a health assessment exam prior to entry into the program.

Students are required to take the following courses:

  • NUR 516 Psychopathology
  • NUR 571 Psychopharmacology
  • NUR 581 The Advanced Nursing Management of the Psychiatric Mental Health conditions Across Lifespan Populations – Therapeutic Modalities I
  • NUR 584 The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Management of the Psychiatric Mental Health Conditions Across Lifespan Populations
  • NUR 586  The Advanced Nursing Management of the Psychiatric Mental Health Conditions – Groups and Families – Therapeutic Modalities II
  • NUR 589  The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Management of the Psychiatric Mental Health Conditions Groups and Families
  • NUR 590 Professional Role Enactment