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The Family Nurse Practitioner track is designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner with advanced knowledge and applicable skill in population specific primary care. In this track, the graduate will be able to pursue national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Contained within the coursework for the MS degree are ten advanced practice nursing courses. The degree program culminates in 600 clinical hours.
Courses Counting Towards BSN and MSN
|NSG 400||THEORETICAL COMPONENTS OF NURSING||4|
|NSG 401||NURSING RESEARCH I||4|
|NSG 428||PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE||4|
|NSG 446||ETHICAL AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT IN NURSING||4|
|NSG 464||HEALTH ASSESSMENT FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE||6|
|NSG 554||INFORMATICS AND TECHNOLOGY APPLICATIONS||4|
The non-nursing baccalaureate ADN student does not need to complete the BS in nursing but takes three undergraduate bridge courses (NSG 330, NSG 376, and NSG 377) to meet AACN Essentials of the Baccalaureate prepared Nurse before progressing to the graduate degree portion of the program. The BSN prepared nurse immediately begins in the graduate portion of the program.
In anticipation of earning the MS, students must apply for degree conferral of the BSN.
Where applicable, students must also complete the Baccalaureate requirements, including any Liberal Studies requirements not already met.
|NSG 481||BIOSTATISTICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY||4|
|NSG 484||PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE||4|
|NSG 598||GRADUATE RESEARCH SYNTHESIS||4|
|NSG 473||PRIMARY CARE OF THE INFANT, CHILD, AND THE ADOLESCENT||4|
|NSG 474||PRIMARY CARE OF THE ADULT AND OLDER ADULT||4|
|NSG 475||WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND GYNECOLOGY||4|
|NSG 478||CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLNESSES IN PRIMARY CARE||4|
|NSG 483||PRACTICUM IN POPULATON-BASED NURSING PRACTICE I||4|
|NSG 487||PRACTICUM IN POPULATION-BASED NURSING PRACTICE II||4|
|NSG 488||PROFESSIONAL ISSUES & RESEARCH IN POPULATION-BASED ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING||4|
|NSG 490||PRACTICUM IN POPULATION-BASED NURSING PRACTICE III||4|