The Master of Science in Nursing curriculum includes a holistic combination of courses, such as:
Online students participate in a three-day, on-campus residency experience that connects you with your peers and instructors.
Presentation and in-depth analysis of normal physiologic and pathologic mechanisms of disease as related to the provision and management of client care at the advanced level.
Advanced pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of commonly used drug categories are analyzed in-depth with consideration to safe, high-quality, cost-effective drug therapy for client care.
3 Hours (60 Clinical Hours)
Comprehensive health assessment of the client with advanced application and synthesis of physiologic, psychological and sociocultural concepts as applied to comprehensive health appraisal of individuals, families and community groups.
Prerequisites: NURS 501, NURS 503
Statistical procedures and informative skills applied to the interpretation of quantitative data for improved client care. Prerequisite: Undergraduate Statistics or instructor approval.
Exploration and application of theoretical basis for advanced nursing practice.
Exploration of quantitative and qualitative methods and research designs useful in clinical investigation for health-related trends in health care delivery.
Prerequisites: NURS 510, NURS 513
Analysis of creative teaching and learning approaches. A portion of this course will be conducted as an online classroom.
6 Hours (180 Clinical Hours)
Exploration and application of advanced nursing theory in the provision of a wide range of health promotion and care services for women, including reproductive health.
Prerequisites: NURS 501, NURS 503, NURS 507
Exploration and application of advanced nursing theory in the provision of a wide range of health promotion and nursing care services for children and adolescents.
7 Hours (240 Clinical Hours)
Exploration and application of advanced nursing theory in the provision of a wide range of health promotion and care services for adults, including the elderly population.
Prerequisites: NURS 501, NURS 503, NURS 507, NURS 513
Your culminating capstone experience will include course NURS 540, and the option to select either course NURS 600 Advanced Practice Project or NURS 660 Master’s Thesis.
Synthesis course with emphasis on roles, responsibilities and relationships for advanced practice nursing, including legal, ethical and religious dimensions; analysis of current and developing health care policies and health care delivery systems.
Prerequisites: NURS 531, NURS 535
This course provides the student an opportunity to demonstrate competence and synthesis of coursework in preparation for national certification.
(1) The student will complete certification preparation under the direction of the faculty. (2) The student will successfully complete the departmental comprehensive exam.
APEA Review and Certification Preparation Materials
Course fee: $90
2 Hours (30 Clinical Hours)
The student demonstrates application and synthesis of advanced practice nursing through a comprehensive, practice-focused project. In addition, the student completes an additional 30 hours of clinical at a site that is congruent with the topic choice. A scholarly article for publication and a scholarly presentation is required prior to a grade assignment.
Prerequisites: NURS 510, NURS 513, NURS 516
A written research project related to program of study that meets institutional requirements for a thesis. In addition to a completed and bound thesis, a scholarly presentation must be completed prior to a grade assignment.