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 Support Courses (CNL & NP Tracks – 3 credits)
NURS 6305 Educational Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice

 

Clinical Nurse Leader Courses (CNL Track – 6 credits)

NURS 6327 Healthcare Quality and Leadership

NURS 6329 Healthcare Informatics

 

Nurse Educator with a Clinical Specialty  (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 Clinical Courses (16 to 18 credits based on specialty, 720 clinical hours required for all NP tracks)

NURS 6511 Primary Care of Young Adults (all NP tracks, 180 clinical hours)

NURS 6512 Primary Care of Middle Adults (all NP tracks, 180 clinical hours)

NURS 6413 Primary Care of Older Adults (all NP tracks, 180 clinical hours)

NURS 6414 Primary Care of Children (FNP track, 180 clinical hours)

NURS 6260 Clinical Immersion:  Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP track, 180 clinical 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)

 

Clinical Nurse Leader Clinical Courses (7 credits, 400 clinical hours required)

NURS 6470 CNL Immersion Practice I (100 clinical contact hours)

NURS 6371 Immersion Practice II (300 clinical contact hours)

 

CNL:  39 credit hours (400 clinical hours)

NECS:  39 credit hours (450 clinical hours)

FNP:  44 credit hours (720 clinical hours)

AGNP:  42 credit hours (720 clinical hours)

 

Full course descriptions may be found in the current year UCA Graduate Bulletin.  The 2014-2015 edition is found at http://uca.edu/gbulletin2014/fields-of-instruction/nursing/

 

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