Nursing (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

Requirements (for the BSN).

A minimum of 78 credits is required, depending on certification exam requirements and course waivers: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (78-84 cr.), Family Nurse Practitioner (81-87 cr.), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (81-87 cr.), and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (85-91 cr.)

Part-time track available; contact the Graduate Academic Advisor for further information.

Year 1 
Fall Semester
NUR 601 - Biostatistics for Advanced Practice in Health Care.  
NUR 602 - Advanced Pathophysiology I.  
NUR 810 - Advanced Transcultural Care. 

Winter Semester
NUR 603 - Advanced Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics.  
NUR 604 - Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning - Theory.  
NUR 608 - Advanced Pathophysiology II. 
NUR 700 - Research I for Doctor of Nursing Practice. 

Spring/Summer
NUR 605 - Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning - Practicum.   
NUR 715 - Theoretical Perspectives in the Discipline of Nursing for Advanced Practice.  

Year 2 
Fall Semester
NUR 701 - Research II for Doctor of Nursing Practice.  
NUR 720 - Primary Health Care of Adolescents/Adults/Elders I - Theory.  
NUR 723 - Primary Health Care of Adolescents/Adults/Elders - Practicum.  
NUR 730 - Applied Clinical Pharmacology for Primary Health Care I.   

Winter Semester
NUR 721 - Primary Health Care of Adolescents/Adults/Elders II - Theory.  
NUR 723 - Primary Health Care of Adolescents/Adults/Elders - Practicum.   
NUR 731 - Applied Clinical Pharmacology for Primary Health Care II.  
NUR 750 - Advanced Practice Nursing with Families and Care of Psychiatric/Mental Health Community Needs.  2  
NUR 901 - Capstone Seminar I. 

Spring/Summer Semester
NUR 606 - Epidemiology for Advanced Practice in Health Care.  
NUR 723 - Primary Health Care of Adolescents/Adults/Elders - Practicum.  

Year 3 
Fall Semester
NUR 607 - Informatics.  
NUR 740 - Advanced Health Assessment of Children - Theory. 1
NUR 753 - Medication Management for Psychiatric Mental Health NP. 2
NUR 760 - Advanced Women’s Health Theory and Practicum.  
NUR 800 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory/Practicum I.  3
NUR 860 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care I-Theory.  4
NUR 861 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care I-Practicum.  4
NUR 902 - Capstone Seminar II.  
NUR 903 - Capstone Seminar III.    

Winter Semester
NUR 745 - Primary Health Care of Children - Theory. 
NUR 746 - Primary Health Care of Children-Practicum I. 
NUR 780 - Advanced Practice Nursing Care of Persons across the Life Span with Psychiatric Mental Health Concerns I - Theory. 
NUR 801 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Theory/Practicum II.  3 
NUR 840 - Organizational and Administrative Theory.  
NUR 862 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care II-Theory.  4
NUR 863 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care II-Practicum.  4
NUR 903 - Capstone Seminar III. 

Spring/Summer Semester
NUR 747 - Primary Health Care of Children-Practicum II. 
NUR 781 - Advanced Practice Nursing Care of Persons Across the Life Span with Psychiatric Mental Health Concerns I - Practicum.  2
NUR 820 - Health Policy and Economics. 
NUR 864 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care III-Theory.  4
NUR 865 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care III-Practicum.  4 

Year 4 
Fall Semester
NUR 790 - Advanced Practice Nursing Care of Persons Across the Life Span with Psychiatric Mental Health Concerns II - Theory. 
NUR 830 - Advanced Practice Role - Theory.  
NUR 831 - Advanced Practice Role - Practicum.  1, 2 & 3
NUR 833 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care IV-Theory.  4
NUR 834 - Special Topics in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care IV-Practicum.  4
NUR 903 - Capstone Seminar III.  
      
Winter Semester
NUR 770 - Mental Health in Primary Care for Advanced Practice.  1, 3 & 4 
NUR 791 - Advanced Practice Nursing Care of Persons Across the Life Span with Psychiatric Mental Health Concerns II - Practicum.  2
NUR 850 - Urgent Primary Care - Theory/Practicum.  1 & 3 
NUR 870 - Nursing Education - Theory/Application.  
NUR 903 - Capstone Seminar III.  


 

1  Required for Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students.
2  Required for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMNP) students.
3  Required for Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) students.
4  
Required for Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) students.

Transfer Credit

Up to 12 credit hours may be transferred/waived if graduate courses taken at another accredited institution if the graduate courses correspond in content with courses in the program.

 

Requirements  (for the MSN with advanced practice certification).

Thirty-three to thirty-six credits are required, depending on course waivers. 

Year 1
Fall Semester
NUR 601 - Biostatistics for Advanced Practice in Health Care.  
NUR 810 - Advanced Transcultural Care. 

Winter Semester
NUR 700 - Research I for Doctor of Nursing Practice. 
NUR 840 - Organizational and Administrative Theory.  

Spring/Summer
NUR 715 - Theoretical Perspectives in the Discipline of Nursing for Advanced Practice.  

Year 2 
Fall Semester
NUR 607 - Informatics. 
NUR 701 - Research II for Doctor of Nursing Practice.  
 
Winter Semester
NUR 870 - Nursing Education - Theory/Application.  
NUR 901 - Capstone Seminar I. 

Spring/Summer Semester
NUR 606 - Epidemiology for Advanced Practice in Health Care. 
NUR 820 - Health Policy and Economics. 

Year 3
Fall Semester
NUR 832 - Advanced Practice Roles for APRNs. 
NUR 902 - Capstone Seminar II. 
NUR 903 - Capstone Seminar III. 

Transfer Credit

Up to 6 credits may be transferred/waived if graduate courses taken at another accredited institution correspond in content with courses in the program.

 

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