M.S. in Nursing

MSN Curriculum Overview - Nursing Education and Nursing Administration

The Nursing Education or Nursing Administration tracks are 39 credit hours in length with 112 practicum/clinical hours over six semesters.  The practicum/clinical hours are completed in the final semester.  The FNP track is 42 credit hours in length with 600 clinical hours over seven semesters.  The clinical hours are split over four different courses/semesters. Students will begin their study with classroom- based didactic courses, building the theoretical and contextual background necessary for advanced nursing practice and knowledge. They will progress to track specific courses in FNP, education or administration. They will conclude with a culminating scholarly project/nursing study.

Nursing Education Curriculum (39 credits)

Core courses (18 credits)

Nursing Education (15 credits)

Culminating Experience (6 credits)

Nursing Administration Curriculum (39 credits)

Core courses (18 credits)
Nursing Administration (15 credits)
Culminating Experience (6 credits)
  • NURS-L 579 Nursing Administration Practicum (approximately 112 hours)
  • NURS-R 590 Scholarly Project/Research Study

MSN Curriculum Overview - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Core courses (9 credits)
FNP (30 credits; all 3 credit courses except F578 is 6 credits)
  • NURS-Y 515 Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NURS-Y 612 Applied Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Science
  • NURS-Y 620 Advanced Primary Care and Office Management
  • NURS-Y 535 Dynamics of Family Health Care
  • NURS-F 570 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
  • NURS-F 574 Primary Health Care of Adults (75 clinical hours)
  • NURS-Y 572 Primary Health Care of Children (75 clinical hours)
  • NURS-F 576 Primary Health Care of Women (75 clinical hours)
  • NURS-F 578 Primary Health Care of Families (375 clinical hours)

    Culminating Experience (3 credits)

Culminating Experience (3 credits)