RN to BSN/MSN - Curriculum

The RN to BSN/MSN curriculum complies with accreditation standards set by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) which ensures the quality of baccalaureate and graduate programs in Nursing. RN to BSN/MSN students complete a total of 29 credit hours for the BSN of which 9 hours are graduate level hours. The MSN degree requires an additional 30 graduate credit hours for the Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP), Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) and Nurse Educator with Clinical Specialty (NECS) tracks. Students completing the Family Nurse Practioner track will complete an additional 35 graduate credit hours.

BSN

3200 Transition to Professional Nursing

4510 Community Health Nursing

4515 Leadership and Management

4220 Health Policy and Professional Issues in Nursing

6301 Research for Evidence-Based Practice I

6305 Educational Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice or 6345 Evaluation in Higher Education if pursuing the Nurse Educator MSN track.

6320 Advanced Pathophysiology

6 credit hours of approved upper division electives

The BSN degree is awarded after the above hours are completed

MSN Clinical Nurse Leader Track (39 total credit hours including 9 hours taken with BSN)

6304 Research for Evidence-Based Practice II

6315 Advanced Health Assessment

6322 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice

6325Advanced Pharmacology

6327 Healthcare Quality and Leadership

6329 Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice

6332 Health Policy and Economics

6347 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice

6370 Clinical Nurse Leader Practice

6371 Clinical Nurse Leader Immersion

MSN Nurse Educator with Clinical Specialty (39 total credit hours including 9 hours taken with BSN)

6304 Research for Evidence-Based Practice II

6315 Advanced Health Assessment

6322 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice

6325Advanced Pharmacology

6348 Instructional Design and Teaching Strategies

6350 Curriculum in Nursing and Health Professions

6332 Health Policy and Economics

6347 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice

6340 Clinical Specialty for the Nurse Educator

6349 Teaching Practicum for the Nurse Educator

MSN Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (39 total credit hours including 9 hours taken with BSN)

6304 Research for Evidence-Based Practice II

6315 Advanced Health Assessment

6322 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice

6325Advanced Pharmacology

6332 Health Policy and Economics

6347 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice

6521 Adult/Gerontology Primary Care I

6526 Adult/Gerontology Primary Care II

6260 Clinical Immersion for Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

MSN Family Nurse Practitioner (44 total credit hours including 9 hours taken with BSN)

6304 Research for Evidence-Based Practice II

6315 Advanced Health Assessment

6322 Epidemiology for Advanced Nursing Practice

6325Advanced Pharmacology

6332 Health Policy and Economics

6347 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice

6520 Primary Care of Women and Children

6521 Adult/Gerontology Primary Care I

6526 Adult/Gerontology Primary Care II

6260 Clinical Immersion for Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

Course descriptions may be found in the UCA Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletins

http://uca.edu/ubulletin/courses/ (undergraduate) or http://uca.edu/gbulletin/courses/ (graduate).

 

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