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MSN - Program of Study

41 semester hours required for degree confirmation

CORE CURRICULUM (29 hours)

COURSE NO. COURSE NAME
NUR 661 Teaching Advanced Assessment Across the Lifespan
NUR 634 Nursing Education Practicum
NUR 660 Healthcare Policy and Resource Allocation
NUR 621 Informatics in Nursing Education and Introduction to Professional Writing
NUR 623 Research Methods and Applications in Nursing
NUR 663 Theoretical Foundations of Professional/Advanced Practice in Nursing
NUR 664 Role Development for the Nurse Educator
NUR 665 Curriculum Development and Program Planning
NUR 666 Instructional Strategies and Evaluation of Student Learning
NUR 662 Teaching Pathophysiology and Pharmacology Across the Lifespan
NUR 667 Issues and Trends in Advanced Practice Nursing
NUR 668 Capstone Project Planning
NUR 669 Capstone Project Implementation and Analysis

SPECIALTY COURSES (12 hours required, with four 3 credit hour courses for each specialty)

Accelerated Option for Program of Study

Accelerated option: available as an expedited program. Students taking this option should not work full time or have demanding daily responsibilities.

Fall 1 (Term 1) Winter 1 (Term 2) Spring 1 (Term 3) Summer 1 (Term 4)
Total Hours 10 Total Hours 10 Total Hours 10 Total Hours 11
NUR 621-Informatics (3 hrs) NUR 623- Research (4 hrs) NUR 668-Capstone I (2 hrs) NUR 661- Assessment(3 hrs)
NUR 663- Theory (2 hrs) NUR 665- Curriculum (2 hrs) NUR 664- Role Dev. (2 hrs) NUR 662- Patho/Pharm (2 hrs)
NUR 666- Instructional Strat. (2 hrs) NUR 667- Issues and Trends (1 hrs) NUR 634- Ed. Pract. (3 hrs) NUR 660- Healthcare Policy (2 hrs)
Specialty I (3 hrs) Specialty II (3 hrs) Specialty III (3 hrs) NUR 669- Capstone II (1 hr)
Specialty IV (3)

Full-Time Option for Program of Study

Fall 1 (Term 1) Winter 1 (Term 2) Spring 1 (Term 3) Summer 1 (Term 4)
Total Hours 7 Total Hours 6 Total Hours 8 Total Hours 7
NUR 621- Informatics (3 hrs) NUR 623- Research (4 hrs) NUR 668- Capstone I (2 hrs) NUR 661- Assessment(3 hrs)
NUR 666- Instructional Strat. (2 hrs) NUR 665- Curriculum (2 hrs) NUR 634- Ed. Pract. (3 hrs) NUR 669- Capstone II (1 hr)
NUR 664- Role Development (2 hrs) Specialty I (3 hrs) Specialty II (3 hrs)
Fall 1 (Term 5) Winter 1 (Term 6) Spring 1 (Term 7) Summer 1 (Term 8)
Total Hours 6 Total Hours 7
NUR 663- Theory (2 hrs) NUR 662- Patho/Pharm (2 hrs)
NUR 667- Issues and Trends (1 hr) NUR 660- Health Policy (2 hrs)
Specialty III (3 hrs) Specialty IV (3 hrs)

Part-Time Option for Program of Study

Fall 1 (Term 1) Winter 1 (Term 2) Spring 1 (Term 3) Summer 1 (Term 4)
Total Hours 5 Total Hours 5 Total Hours 4 Total Hours 6
NUR 621- Informatics (3 hrs) NUR 623- Research (4 hrs) NUR 668- Capstone I (2 hrs) NUR 661- Assessment (3 hrs)
NUR 663- Theory (2 hrs) NUR 667-Issues (1 hr) NUR 664- Role Development (2 hrs) NUR 669- Capstone II (1 hr)
NUR 662- Patho/Pharm (2 hrs)
Fall 1 (Term 5) Winter 1 (Term 6) Spring 1 (Term 7) Summer 1 (Term 8)
Total Hours 5 Total Hours 5 Total Hours 6 Total Hours 5
NUR 666- Instructional Strat. (2 hrs) NUR 665- Curriculum (2 hrs) NUR 634- Ed. Pract. (3 hrs) NUR 634- Ed. Pract. (3 hrs)
Specialty I (3 hrs) Specialty II (3 hrs) Specialty III (3 hrs) Specialty IV (3 hrs)