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.)

A part-time track is 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 - Healthcare Research I. 

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 - Healthcare Research II.  
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 724 - Primary Health Care of Adolescents/Adults/Elders/Practicum II.   
NUR 731 - Applied Clinical Pharmacology for Primary Health Care II.  
NUR 753 - Medication Management for Psychiatric Mental Health NP.   2  
NUR 901 - Capstone Seminar I. 

Spring/Summer Semester
NUR 606 - Epidemiology for Advanced Practice in Health Care.  
NUR 725 - Primary Health Care of Adolescents/Adults/Elders/Practicum III.  

Year 3 
Fall Semester
NUR 607 - Informatics.  
NUR 740 - Advanced Health Assessment of Children - Theory. 1
NUR 750 - Advanced Practice Nursing with Families and Care of Psychiatric/Mental Health Community Needs.  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 twelve (12) credits of graduate coursework completed at an accredited institution may be accepted for transfer or waiver.  Tansfers and waivers of credit are subject to the approval of the Graduate Student Affairs Committee and are made in accordance with the policies of the Graduate Program Committee.

 

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 - Healthcare Research I. 
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 - Healthcare Research II.  
 
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 six (6) credits of graduate coursework completed at an accredited institution may be accepted for transfer or waiver.  Tansfers and waivers of credit are subject to the approval of the Graduate Student Affairs Committee and are made in accordance with the policies of the Graduate Program Committee.

 

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