Curriculum

Education & Administration Track

The MSN Administration and Education track courses are delivered in a combination of weeknight(s) and weekend class meetings. This program allows flexibility through hybrid courses, which blend on-campus and online learning, and may be ideal for students with professional or personal obligations during the typical work week. Core MSN courses are held on weeknights and generally meet seven times during the semester, usually on Monday/Tuesday evenings. The specialty Administration and Education courses generally meet three weekends per semester. The typical student who is also working full time will enroll in two courses a semester. The number of credit hours may vary based on student needs. Consultation with an academic advisor is required.

The Curriculum: Nursing Administration

Fall 1
NURS 604 Transition to Advanced Practice (3)
NURS 624 Intro to Knowledge Translation (3)

Spring 1
NURS 600 Health Policy (1st 7 weeks) (2)
NURS 620 Quality and Safety (2nd 7 weeks) (2)
NURS 621 Informatics & Clinical Decision Making (3)

Summer 1
NURS 605 Clinical Prevention & Populations (3)
NURS 608 Nursing Administration (3)

Fall 2
NURS 625 Financial Aspects of Health Care (3)
ELECTIVE Elective (3)

Spring 2
NURS 639 Health Systems Management (3)
NURS 618 Healthcare Administration Practicum (2)
PHIL 543 Bioethics (3)

Summer 2
NURS 635 Nursing Administration Project (4)

The Curriculum: Nursing Education

Fall 1
NURS 604 Transition to Advanced Practice (3)
NURS 624 Intro to Knowledge Translation (3)

Spring 1
NURS 600 Health Policy (1st 7 weeks) (2)
NURS 620 Quality and Safety (2nd 7 weeks) (2)
NURS 621 Informatics & Clinical Decision Making (3)

Summer 1
NURS 605 Clinical Prevention & Populations (3)
NURS 611 Adv. Physical Assessment (3)

Fall 2
NURS 630 Pathophysiology/ Pharmacology (3)
NURS 627 Leadership, Ed. Theory & Curriculum (4)

Spring 2
NURS 609 Teaching/ Learning in Health Professions (4)
Phil 543 Bioethics (3)

Summer 2
NURS 636 Advanced Health Education Project (4)

Family Nurse Practitioner

The two year FNP program offers the MSN core courses in the first year and the FNP core courses in the second year. The MSN core courses meet on Monday/Tuesday evenings in the first year. The FNP core courses meet Monday and Tuesday for a full day in the second year. Practicum hours in the second year are generally completed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday depending on the student’s arranged clinical hours. Students in the two year option generally work 36 hours or less per week in the first year and work less than 12 hours per week in the second year.

Students pursuing the FNP may earn the one year of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse during the first year of the program.

The Curriculum: FNP

Fall 1
NURS 604 Transition to Advanced Practice (3)
NURS 624 Intro to Knowledge Translation (3)
NURS 600 Health Policy (2)

Spring 1
NURS 611 Advanced Physical Assessment (3)
NURS 620 Quality and Safety (2nd 7 weeks) (2)
NURS 621 Informatics & Clinical Decision Making (3)

Summer 1
NURS 605 Clinical Prevention & Populations (2)
NURS 629 Pathophysiologic Concepts (3)
NURS 650 Pharmacotherapeutics Adv. Practice (3)

Fall 2
NURS 659 Primary Care I (6)

Spring 2
NURS 660 Primary Care II (6)

Summer 2
NURS 663 Comprehensive FNP Practicum (4)
PHIL 543 Bioethics (3)

Clinical hours: Fall Semester 180 hours Pediatrics. Spring Semester 180 hours Adult/Internal Medicine. Summer 360 hours General Family Medicine.