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Nurse Practitioner: Family, Adult/Gerontology, Master of Science in Nursing


Program Purpose

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program is designed to prepare professional nurses for roles in advanced practice. The curriculum emphasizes the relationships among advanced nursing practice, theory, and scholarly inquiry. Nurses educated at the graduate level demonstrate competency in the roles of advanced caregiver, leader, teacher, and participant in and/or conductor of research. Nurses prepared at the graduate level also have the opportunity to influence health policy and to practice with a high level of autonomy in a variety of settings. Students will be eligible for APRN licensure and national certification through AANC or AANP board certification programs.

Program Competencies

Through completion of the Master of Science in Nursing program, graduates will:

  1. Promote the art of nursing by valuing the unique relationships among people, which create meaning and preserve human dignity;
  2. Synthesize theoretical, experiential, and research knowledge as the scientific basis for advanced nursing practice;
  3. Use the ethical and legal standards recognized by the nursing profession to guide advanced nursing practice;
  4. Implement knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research to improve nursing practice by evaluating published research, applying findings to practice, and participating in research activities;
  5. Incorporate findings from teaching/learning theories and research to educate individuals and groups;
  6. Implement knowledge of health policy, financial aspects of health care, and the organization of health delivery systems to influence continuous improvement in health care;
  7. Fulfill a leadership role in advanced nursing practice through effective collaboration, client and peer advocacy, sensitivity to diversity, and ongoing participation in professional organizations;
  8. Negotiate an appropriate role for advanced nursing practice in the context of a dynamic health care system;
  9. Demonstrate advanced oral and written communication abilities;
  10. Demonstrate the ability to access, use, and evaluate information and information technologies.


Prerequisite Course Requirements

All students are required to have prerequisite knowledge of statistics. If the student has not completed a course in statistics with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better, he or she will be required to complete statistics prior to registering in MSN 6608 Research in Nursing Practice and/ or prior to consideration for degree candidacy (completion of 12 credits). If an undergraduate course in statistics has not been successfully completed, the following course is appropriate:

Course

MAT 308 Inferential Statistics


Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Concentration

This program can be completed in 32 months. Students must complete all courses, consisting of 48 credits, while maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Up to six transfer credits may be accepted if the course content corresponds to required courses. Students are required to complete a minimum of 600 clinical hours. Courses are not listed in the order of completion.

Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Core Courses (12 credits)

MSN 6502 Contemporary Concepts in Advanced Practice Roles

MSN 6608 Evidence Based Practice in the Health Professions

MSN 7741 Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System

OR

DNP 7104 Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System

MSN 7750 Teaching and Learning in Nursing

Related Courses (6 credits)

MSN 6603 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology

MSN 7703 Advanced Pharmacology

Primary Care Courses (30 credits)

MSN 7702 Advanced Adult Health Assessment

MSN 7705 Primary Care II: Acute and Chronic Care of Adults

MSN 7707 Primary Care III: Gender Health Issues

MSN 7708 Primary Care IV: Acute and Chronic Care of Geriatrics

MSN 7709 Advanced Geriatric Assessment and Health Promotion

MSN 8111 Adult/Gerontology Practicum I

MSN 8214 Adult/Gerontology Practicum II

MSN 8224 Adult/Gerontology Practicum III

MSN 8331 Adult/Gerontology Practicum IV

MSN 8344 Adult/Gerontology Practicum V



Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration

This program can be completed in 32 months. Students must complete all courses, consisting of 48 credits, while maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Up to six transfer credits may be accepted if the course content corresponds to required courses. Students are required to complete a minimum of 600 clinical hours. Courses are not listed in the order of completion.

Family Nurse Practitioner Course Requirements

Core Courses (12 credits)

MSN 6502 Contemporary Concepts in Advanced Practice Roles

MSN 6608 Evidence Based Practice in the Health Professions

MSN 7750 Teaching and Learning in Nursing

MSN 7741 Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System

OR

DNP 7104 Politics and Policy in the Healthcare System

Related Courses (6 credits)

MSN 6603 Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology

MSN 7703 Advanced Pharmacology

Primary Care Courses (30 credits)

MSN 7701 Child Development and Assessment

MSN 7702 Advanced Adult Health Assessment

MSN 7704 Primary Care I: Acute and Chronic Care of Children

MSN 7705 Primary Care II: Acute and Chronic Care of Adults

MSN 7707 Primary Care III: Gender Health Issues

MSN 8110 Family Practicum I

MSN 8213 Family Practicum II

MSN 8223 Family Practicum III

MSN 8330 Family Practicum IV

MSN 8343 Family Practicum V