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The following courses are required of all students graduating with a Master of Science in Nursing:

**Students that are not enrolled in the MSN program but take individual classes that are included in the curriculum are subject to course surcharges.

 

Course Number

Course Title

Semester Hours

NURS 6011

Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology

3

NURS 602

Pharmacologic Applications

3

NURS 6052

Evolution of Nursing Theory

3

NURS 610

Advanced Concepts in Nursing Research

3

NURS 6143

Health Promotion: Family and Community Perspectives

3

NURS 615

Advanced Health Assessment

2

NURS 616

Advanced Health Assessment Practicum

1

NURS 645

Nursing and Public Policy

3

NURS 800

Thesis/Project

3-6

 


1NURS 601 is a prerequisite to NURS 602 and is a prerequisite or co-requisite to NURS 615 and NURS 616.
2NURS 605 is a prerequisite to NURS 610.
3
NURS 614 is a prerequisite to the clinical courses and is a prerequisite or co-requisite to NURS 620 and NURS 621.

Students in the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration take the following additional courses:

Course Number

Course Title

Semester Hours

NURS 620

Clinical Decision Making I

2

NURS 621

Clinical Decision Making I Practicum

1

NURS 630

Clinical Decision Making II

3

NURS 631

Clinical Decision Making II: Role Seminar

1

NURS 632

Clinical Decision Making II Practicum

2

NURS 640

Clinical Decision Making III

3

NURS 641

Clinical Decision Making III: Role Seminar

1

NURS 750

Internship

3-6

 

A typical part-time plan of study follows. Full-time study in two years is also available.

Fall - Year 1
NURS 605: Evolution of Nursing Theory
NURS 614: Health Promotion: Family & Community Perspective

Spring - Year 1
NURS 610: Nursing Research
NURS 645: Nursing & Public Policy

Summer - Year 1
NURS 800: Thesis/Scholarly Project

Fall - Year 2
NURS 601: Advanced Concepts in Pathophysiology
NURS 615/616: Advanced Health Assessment/Practicum

Spring - Year 2
NURS 602: Pharmacologic Applications
NURS 620/621: Clinical Decision Making I/Practicum

Fall - Year 3
NURS 630/631/632: Clinical Decision Making II/Seminar/Practicum

Spring - Year 3
NURS 640/641/642: Clinical Decision Making III/Seminar/Practicum

Summer - Year 3
NURS 750: Family Nurse Practitioner Internship