School of Nursing and Health Sciences

MSN Curriculum


The Nursing Education and Nursing Administration concentrations are 39 credit hours over six semesters with 112 practicum/clinical hours in the final semester. The FNP concentration is 42 credit hours in length over seven semesters with 600 total clinical hours. The clinical hours for FNP are split over four different courses/semesters. Students will begin their study with classroom- based didactic courses, building the theoretical and contextual background necessary for advanced nursing practice and knowledge. They will progress to track specific courses in FNP, education or administration. They will conclude with a culminating scholarly project/nursing study.

Nursing Education Curriculum (39 credits)

Core courses (18 credits)

Nursing Education (15 credits)

Culminating Experience (6 credits)

  • NURS-R 590 Scholarly Project/Research Study
  • NURS-T 679 Nursing Education Practicum (approximately 112 hours)

Nursing Administration Curriculum (39 credits)

Core courses (18 credits)

Nursing Administration (15 credits)

Culminating Experience (6 credits)

  • NURS-L 579 Nursing Administration Practicum (approximately 112 hours)
  • NURS-R 590 Scholarly Project/Research Study

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Curriculum (42 credits)

Core courses (9 credits)

FNP (30 credits)

All courses are 3 credit hours, except NURS-F 578 which is 6 credit hours.

  • NURS-Y 515 Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NURS-Y 612 Applied Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Science
  • NURS-Y 620 Advanced Primary Care and Office Management
  • NURS-Y 535 Dynamics of Family Health Care
  • NURS-F 570 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
  • NURS-F 574 Primary Health Care of Adults (75 clinical hours)
  • NURS-F 572 Primary Health Care of Children (75 clinical hours)
  • NURS-F 576 Primary Health Care of Women (75 clinical hours)
  • NURS-F 578 Primary Health Care of Families (375 clinical hours)

Culminating Experience (3 credits)

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