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FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER / EMERGENCY NURSE PRACTITIONER

Recommended Curriculum Plan

The Master of Science in Nursing Program (MSN) prepares students for advanced practice roles in nursing. The goal of the FNP/ENP program is to educate advanced practice nurses who can demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills in evaluating the health and illness of selected populations. Graduates will manage direct care of individuals experiencing acute and chronic health issues across the lifespan. The MSN graduate will advance nursing knowledge through inquiry, research utilization, and generation of educational, administrative, or clinical strategies to facilitate changes in professional nursing practice. The graduate program in nursing prepares student to continue study at the Doctoral level.


Full-Time Curriculum

Fall 1
NUR 501
Advanced Health Assessment (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 502 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NUR 504 Advanced Pharmacology 3
Total 9
Spring 1
NUR 510 Nursing Theory & Research I 3
NUR 503
Adult Health Promotion & Disease Mgt. (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 507
Emergency Nurse Practitioner I (64 clinical hours)
3
Total 9
Summer 1
NUR 512 Organization, Delivery, & Policy in Healthcare 3
NUR 515
Women's Health Promotion and Disease Management (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 517
Mental Health and Crisis Intervention (30 clinical hours)
3
Total 9
Fall 2
NUR 509
Pediatric Health Promotion and Disease Management (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 513
Emergency Nurse Practitioner II (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 520 Nursing Theory and Research II 3
Total 9
Spring 2
NUR 516
Information Systems & Technology for Improved Healthcare
3
NUR 514
Nursing Leadership & Advanced Roles
3
NUR 551
Advanced Role Practicum (remainder of clinical hours to fulfill required 750 for FNP/ENP degree)
4
Total 10
Total Program Hours 46
If needed:
NUR 560 Research-Based Project/Thesis Continuous Enrollment 1


Part-Time Curriculum

Fall 1
NUR 502 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NUR 504 Advanced Pharmacology 3
Total 6
Spring 1
NUR 510 Nursing Theory & Research I 3
NUR 516
Information Systems & Technology for Improved Healthcare
3
Total 6
Summer 1
NUR 512 Organization, Delivery, & Policy in Healthcare 3
Total 3
Fall 2
NUR 501
Advanced Health Assessment (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 520 Nursing Theory and Research II 3
Total 6
Spring 2
NUR 503
Adult Health & Disease Mgt. (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 507
Emergency Nurse Practitioner I (64 clinical hours)
3
Total 6
Summer 2
NUR 515
Women's Health Promotion and Disease Management (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 517
Mental Health and Crisis Intervention (30 clinical hours)
3
Total 6
Fall 3
NUR 509
Pediatric Health Promotion and Disease Management (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 513
Emergency Nurse Practitioner II (64 clinical hours)
3
Total 6
Spring 3
NUR 514 Nursing Leadership & Advanced Roles 3
NUR 551
Advanced Role Practicum (remainder of clinical hours to fulfill required 750 for FNP/ENP degree)
4
Total 7
Total Program Hours 46
If needed:
NUR 560 Research-Based Project/Thesis Continuous Enrollment 1


Post-Master's Curriculum
Students may transfer in credits for the CCNE core.

Fall 1
*NUR 501
Advanced Health Assessment (64 clinical hours)
3
*NUR 502 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
*NUR 504 Advanced Pharmacology 3
Total 9
Spring 1
NUR 503
Adult Health Promotion & Disease Mgt. (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 507
Emergency Nurse Practitioner I (64 clinical hours)
3
Total 6
Summer 1
​NUR 512 ​Organization, Delivery, & Policy in Healthcare ​3
NUR 517
Mental Health and Crisis Intervention (30 clinical hours)
3
NUR 515
Women's Health Promotion and Disease Management (64 clinical hours)
3
Total 9
Fall 2
NUR 509
Pediatric Health Promotion and Disease Management (64 clinical hours)
3
NUR 513
Emergency Nurse Practitioner II (64 clinical hours)
3
Total 6
Spring 2
NUR 551
Advanced Role Practicum (remainder of clinical hours to fulfill required 750 for FNP/ENP degree)
4
Total 4
*Students may transfer in credits for the CCNE core
Total Program Hours 34

 

Post-Master's Certificate for an FNP to Obtain an ENP Sub-Specialization

Spring 1
NUR 507
Emergency Nurse Practitioner I (64 clinical hours)
3
Total 3
Summer 1
​NUR 512 ​​Organization, Delivery, & Policy in Healthcare ​3
NUR 517
Mental Health and Crisis Intervention (30 clinical hours)
3
Total 6
Fall 2
NUR 513
Emergency Nurse Practitioner II (64 clinical hours)
3
Total 3
Spring 2
NUR 551
Advanced Role Practicum (variable)
4
Total 4
Total Program Hours 16

 

  

Selection Process
Admission to the MSN degree program is selective and limited to those students who demonstrate a potential for successfully completing the program. The decision is based upon evaluation of the student’s undergraduate program and grades earned, score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if needed, work experience (if applicable), recommendations and personal interview.

Program Completion
Students must successfully complete all course work no later than five years after the completion of the first graduate-level course.

Academic Standards
MSN candidates must maintain an academic grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (B) during their enrollment in the program. In order to graduate, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Academic Standing
MSN students will be placed on academic probation if their cumulative GPA drops below 3.0 (B). Those who do not achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (B) within two semesters of being placed on academic probation will be dismissed from the program. A student who receives one ‘C+’ will be placed on academic probation but may progress with coursework. A subsequent grade of a ‘C+’ or lower will dismiss them from the program regardless of GPA. A course in which students receive a grade of ‘C’ must be successfully repeated before they can continue in higher level coursework. A student who receives an ‘F’ will be dismissed from the program. Students dismissed from the MSN program may appeal the action to the School of Nursing Admissions Committee​​