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Curriculum

 Lockstep Degree Plan (for cohorts beginning Fall 2017 and after)

Course

Credit Hours

 

Year One, Fall

Total 9

NURS

5301

Advanced Pathophysiology

3

NURS

5202

Advanced Health Assessment

2

NURS

5102

Advanced Health Assessment Practicum

1

NURS

5351

Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Integrative Nursing

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year One, Spring

Total 12

NURS

5410

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care

4

NURS

5310

Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Practicum

3

NURS

5303

Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics

3

NURS

5204

Fundamentals of Appraisal and Translational Research I

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year One, Summer

Total 7

NURS

5311

Behavioral Health Primary Care

3

NURS

5341

Reproductive, Sexual and Obstetrical Health

3

NURS

5141

Reproductive, Sexual and Obstetrical Health Practicum

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year Two, Fall

Total 10

NURS

5430

Pediatric & Adolescent Primary Care

4

NURS

5330

Pediatric & Adolescent Primary Care Practicum

3

NURS

5205

Health Care Leadership for a Changing World

2

NURS

5106

Fundamentals of Appraisal and Translational Research II

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year Two, Spring

Total 10

NURS

5450

Integrative Family Primary Care

4

NURS

5350

Integrative Family Primary Care Practicum

3

NURS

5208

Current Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing

2

NURS

5107

Fundamentals of Appraisal and Translational Research III

1

Expectations for Time Spent for Online Classes

Students in an online class can expect to spend about the same amount of time per week as they would for a face-to-face class. The real difference is that most of your learning can be done on your schedule, since you don't have a predetermined class time.

A good rule of thumb is that for every credit hour, expect to spend 4 clock hours per week: 1 hour online (the equivalent of being in class) and 3 studying and reading. Take NURS 5301 - Advanced Pathophysiology as an example:

  • 3 credit hours
  • 3 clock hours online, including:
    • watching video lectures
    • participating in discussion forums
    • taking quizzes
    • meeting with other students (via Skype, Google Hangout, etc.)
    • reading instructions for upcoming assignments
  • 9 clock hours reading and studying

Since each semester of the program is either 9 or 10 credit hours total, expect to spend 36-40 hours per week on course work. Some students may need more or less time depending on their study skills and learning habits.