Master of Science in Nursing - Curriculum and Course Descriptions

MSN Foundation Courses (All Tracks – 15 credits)

NURS 6301 Research for Evidence Based Practice I

NURS 6304 Research for Evidence Based Practice II

NURS 6332 Health Policy and Economics

NURS 6347 Theoretical Bases of Nursing

NURS 6322 Epidemiology and Community Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

 

Clinical Foundation Courses (All Tracks – 9 credits)

NURS 6315 Advanced Health Assessment

NURS 6320 Advanced Pathophysiology

NURS 6325 Advanced Pharmacology

 

Clinical Nurse Leader Support Courses (CNL Track – 6 credits)

NURS 6327 Healthcare Quality and Leadership

NURS 6329 Healthcare Informatics

 

Nurse Educator with a Clinical Specialty Support Courses (NECS Track – 9 credits)

NURS 6345 Evaluation in Nursing Education

NURS 6348 Instructional Design and Teaching Strategies

NURS 6350 Curriculum in Nursing Education

 

Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Leader Support Courses (CNL & NP Tracks – 3 credits)

NURS 6305 Educational Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

 

Clinical Nurse Leader Clinical Courses (6 credits, 400 clinical hours required)

NURS 6370 CNL Immersion Practice I (100 clinical contact hours)

NURS 6371 CNL Immersion Practice II (300 clinical contact hours)

 

Nurse Educator with a Clinical Specialty Clinical Courses (6 credits, 450 clinical hours required)

NURS 6340 Clinical Specialty Practicum (180 clinical hours)

NURS 6349 Nurse Educator Practicum (270 clinical hours)

 

Nurse Practitioner Clinical Courses

(12 to 17 credits, 540 to 720 clinical hours required based on specialty)

NURS 6520 Primary Care of Women and Children (180 clinical hours)

NURS 6521 Adult/Gerontology Primary Care I (180 clinical hours)

NURS 6526 of Adult/Gerontology Primary Care II (180 clinical hours)

NURS 61/6264 Clinical Immersion: Family Nurse Practitioner (2 credit hours, 180 clinical hours required)

NURS 61/6260 Clinical Immersion: Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

(2 credit hours, 180 clinical hours required)

 

All Tracks (Optional Courses, Not Required)

NURS 5310 Ethics in Nursing

NURS 5325 Guide to Alternative/Complementary Health

NURS 5330 Cultural & Human Diversity

NURS 6143, 6243, 6343 Independent Study in Nursing

NURS 6344 Master’s Project

NURS 6110, 6210, 6410 Directed Practicum: Selected Populations

NURS 6199 – 6499 Continued Studies

 

Total Credit and Clinical Clock Hours per Track

CNL: 39 credit hours (400 clinical hours)

NECS: 39 credit hours (450 clinical hours)

FNP: 44 credit hours (720 clinical hours)

AGNP: 39 credit hours (540 clinical hours)

 

Course Descriptions – see http://uca.edu/gbulletin2013/courses/nursing/

 

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