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MSN-FNP Curriculum

Nursing Program Student Educational Outcomes

Graduates of the MSN-FNP program will gain knowledge, skills and competencies around the following program educational outcomes:

  1. Engage in advanced nursing practice through integration of scientific findings from nursing, humanities, and sciences into the delivery of care to diverse patients, families, and communities. 
  1. Participate in organizational and systems leadership through promotion of high quality, safe patient care which emphasizes ethical decision making, effective working relationships, and a systems-perspective.
  1. Lead quality improvement processes to communicate effectively, evaluate health outcomes, and advocate for changes in the care environment to improve health outcomes.
  1. Synthesize and critique research to integrate the best evidence to resolve practice problems, work as a change agent, and assist in disseminating findings into clinical practice.
  1. Utilize healthcare technologies and informatics to analyze and evaluate data to promote safe practice environments, cost containment and health outcomes.
  1. Demonstrate leadership in professional nursing practice through commitment to reflective practice, accountability, and maintaining active roles in health policy and professional organizations.  
  1. Actively participate as a member and leader of interprofessional teams to promote safety, reduce risk, and address healthcare disparities for patients and populations.
  1. Integrate clinical prevention and population health concepts, including global and social determinants of health, into the diverse healthcare care needs of patients, communities, and populations.
  1. Lead health education, treatments, and care through incorporation of biocultural perspectives of patients, communities, and populations as they relate to integrative healthcare practices.
  1. Practice as an advanced practice nurse using evidence based, cost effective integrative healthcare approaches to positively influence health outcomes of patients, families, and the global community. 

FULL-TIME CURRICULUM

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
FALL    
NURS 5301 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 5209 Advanced Health Assessment 2
NURS 5210 Advanced Health Assessment Practicum (90 Hours) 2
NURS 5111 Diagnostic Reasoning and Procedures Practicum (45 hours) 1
NURS 5351 Theoretical Foundations and Role Development in Advanced Integrative Nursing 3
SPRING    
NURS 5303 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
NURS 5345 Young and Middle Adult Primary Care 3
NURS 5346 Young and Middle Adult Primary Care Practicum (180 clinical hours) 3
NURS 5205 Health Care Leadership and Finance for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
SUMMER    
NURS 5354 Pediatric and Adolescent Primary Care 3
NURS 5255 Pediatric and Adolescent Primary Care Practicum (120 clinical hours) 2
NURS 5371 Clinical Prevention and Population Health 3
FALL    
NURS 5256 Geriatric Primary Care 2
NURS 5257 Geriatric Primary Care Practicum (90 clinical hours) 2
NURS 5250 Mental Health Wellness & Illness in Primary Care 2
NURS 5391 Translational Science for Evidence Based Practice and Innovation (Capstone) 3
SPRING    
NURS 5392 Integrative Family Primary Care 3
NURS 5393 Integrative Family Primary Care Practicum (180 clinical hours) 3
NURS 5190 Transition to Practice: The Advanced Practice Nurse as Healthcare Provider 1
NURS 5208 Health Policy, Ethics, and Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing 2
TOTAL   48

PART-TIME CURRICULUM

Course Number Course Title Credit Hour
FALL    
NURS 5301 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 5351 Theoretical Foundations and Role Development in Advanced Integrative Nursing 3
SPRING    
NURS 5303 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
NURS 5205 Health Care Leadership and Finance for Advanced Nursing Practice 2
SUMMER    
NURS 5371 Clinical Prevention and Population Health 3
FALL    
NURS 5250 Mental Health Wellness & Illness in Primary Care 2
NURS 5209 Advanced Health Assessment 2
NURS 5210 Advanced Health Assessment Practicum (90 Hours) 2
NURS 5111 Diagnostic Reasoning and Procedures Practicum (45 hours) 1
SPRING    
NURS 5208 Health Policy, Ethics, and Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing 2
NURS 5345 Young and Middle Adult Primary Care 3
NURS 5346 Young and Middle Adult Primary Care Practicum ( 180 clinical hours) 3
SUMMER    
NURS 5354 Pediatric and Adolescent Primary Care 3
NURS 5255 Pediatric and Adolescent Primary Care Practicum (120 clinical hours) 2
FALL    
NURS 5256 Geriatric Primary Care 2
NURS 5257 Geriatric Primary Care Practicum (90 clinical hours) 2
NURS 5391 Translational Science for Evidence Based Practice and Innovation (Capstone) 3
SPRING    
NURS 5392 Integrative Family Primary Care 3
NURS 5393 Integrative Family Primary Care Practicum (180 clinical hours) 3
NURS 5190 Transition to Practice: The Advanced Practice Nurse as Healthcare Provider 1
TOTAL   48