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Course Requirements Overview

All students enrolled in the MSN program will complete the following MSN core courses:

NRSE 5000 Conceptual Systems in Advanced Nursing Practice   2 hrs
NRSE 5001 Nursing Research and Design 3 hrs
NRSE 5002 Policy & Ethics in Advanced Practice Nursing 3 hrs


NRSE 5505    Managing Health Care Organizations (Administration Students) 3 hrs


8 hrs


Students enrolled in a Nurse Practitioner specialty curriculum will complete MSN core courses, the Advanced Practice Nursing core and additional specialty nursing courses as specified in the curriculum plan.   Dual specialties are available (FNP/GNP; ANP/GNP).   The Advanced Practice Nursing core courses include the following:


NRSE 5009      Health Assessment Throughout the Lifespan    3 hrs
NRSE 5010 Health Assessment Throughout the Lifespan: Practicum 3 hrs
NRSE 5018    Advanced Clinical Pharmacology 3 hrs
NRSE 5004 Seminar in Professional Roles 1 hr


13 hrs


Students enrolled in the Nursing Administration specialty will complete the MSN core courses, specialty courses in nursing administration, and select a program completion option (thesis/coursework).   The student who selects the thesis option will complete a minimum of six hours of thesis credit for preparation of the thesis as directed by the student’s advisory committee.   The student who selects the coursework option will select six hours of elective coursework as approved by the student’s major academic advisor.


All students, except those doing a thesis, are required to pass a written comprehensive examination in the final semester of the program.


Questions?  Contact Amy Bower ( )  in the Office of Student Services 

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