Graduate Entry Curriculum

Applicants admitted to the Graduate Entry Nursing Program are admitted for the MN and MSN degrees*. Students may petition for the Master of Nursing (MN) degree upon successful completion of all courses in the MN curriculum (see below). Successful completion requires a grade of at least C in each course and an overall GPA of at least 3.0. See Graduate Entry Nursing Program Policy on Progression.

Upon successful completion of the MN curriculum, graduates are eligible to apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse and sit for the NCLEX examination.

Students must hold the RN license in order to take MSN clinical courses. *Certain MSN majors require experience as an RN and/or a separate interview or application process. See the MSN program director or website for more information. An RN license is required to take MSN clinical courses.

Upon completion of the MN or MSN degrees, students may apply for the DNP, PhD or DNP/PhD programs.


2017-2019

The MN curriculum includes 72.0 credit hours of required courses. Students must meet the University requirements for graduation. The ratio of credit hours to clock hours is: didactic and seminar, 1:1; lab, 1:2; and clinical, 1:4.

First Year
Course Number & Title
Units
 

Fall

Spring

NUMN 403 - Introduction to Nursing Informatics

1

 

NUMN 401 - Introduction to the Discipline and Practice of Nursing

6.5

 

NUMN 411 - Introduction to Public Health Nursing

3

 

NUMN 410 - Health Assessment for the Advanced Generalist Nurse

2.5

 

NUMN 413 - Issues and Ethics in Health Care

2

 

NUMN 402 - Pharmacology for the Advanced Generalist Nurse

3

 

NUMN 406 - Aging in Health and Illness   2.5

NURS 405 - Inquiry I - Theoretical Foundations

  2

NUMN 405 - Pathophysiology for the Advanced Generalist Nurse

  3

NUMN 407 - Acute Care Nursing of the Adult

  8.5

NUNP 410 - Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

  2

 YEAR TOTAL

18

18
Second Year
Course Number & Title
Units
  Fall Spring
NUMN 415 - Parents and Neonates in Health and Illness 4.25  
NUMN  416 - Children and Families in Health and Illness 4.25  
NUMN 417 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 4  
NUMN 414 - Concepts in Nursing Management 2.5  
NURS 425 - Inquiry II: The Research Process 3  
 NUMN 409 - Advanced Generalist: Health Policy, Advocacy, and Economics   1.5
NURS 451 - Leadership for Quality Healthcare Within Organizations and Systems   3.0
NURS 431 - Psychosocial and Spiritual Dimensions of Advanced Nursing Practice   2.0
NUMN 419 - Advanced Generalist Leadership   2.5
NURS 502 - Inquiry III - Evidence-Based Nursing Practice   2.0
NUMN 418 - Introduction to Critical Care Nursing   7.0
TOTAL  18 18
Total Units in Sequence:   72
Credits Toward the MSN Earned in the Master of Nursing Curriculum

Students who successfully complete the Master of Nursing curriculum and are awarded the MN degree have earned the following credits applicable toward most MSN majors for the MSN degree (in effect at the time of enrollment in the MN program).

Course Number
Course Title
Units
NURS 405 Inquiry I - Theoretical Foundations 2
NURS 425 Inquiry II - Research Process  3
NURS 502 Inquiry III - Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 2
NURS 431 Psychosocial and Spiritual Dimensions of Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NURS 451 Leadership for Quality Healthcare Within Organizations and Systems 3
NUNP 410 Health Promotion Across the Life Span 2
 NURS 444A Ethical and End of Life Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice (Basis: NUMN  413)  1
TOTAL CREDITS: 72.0

Graduate Entry Program Master of Nursing (Pre-Licensure) Curriculum

2016-2018

For students enrolling in Fall 2016

This curriculum includes 71.5 credit hours of required courses. Students must meet the University requirements for graduation. The ratio of credit hours to clock hours is: didactic and seminar, 1:1; lab, 1:2; and clinical, 1:4.

First Year
Semester 1 Fall
Course Number
Course Title
Hours

NUMN 401

Introduction to the Discipline and Practice of Nursing (didactic 3.5, Lab 1, clinical 2). 

6.5

NUMN 402

Pharmacology for the Advanced Generalist Nurse (didactic 3)

3

NUMN 403

Introduction to Nursing Informatics (didactic 1)

1

NUMN 410

Health Assessment for the Advanced Generalist Nurse (didactic 1.5, lab 1)

2.5

NUMN 411

Public Health Nursing (didactic 2, clinical 1)

3

NUMN 413

Issues and Ethics in Healthcare (didactic 2)

2

 

TOTAL

18
Semester 2 (Spring)
Course Number
Course Title
Hours
NURS 405 Inquiry I - Theoretical Foundations (didactic 2) 2
NUMN 405 Pathophysiology for the Advanced Generalist Nurse(didactic 3) 3
NUMN 406 Aging in Health and Illness (didactic 2, clinical 0.5) 2.5
NUMN 407 Acute Care Nursing of Adults (didactic 4, lab 0.5, clinical 4) 8.5
NUNP 410 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan (didactic 2) 2
  TOTAL 18
Second Year
Semester 3 (Fall)
Course Number
Course Title
Hours
NUMN 414 Concepts in Nursing Management (didactic 2.5) 2.5
NUMN 417 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (didactic 2, clinical 2) 4
NUMN 415 Parents & Neonates in Health & Illness (didactic 2,, clinical 2, lab 0.25) 4.25
NUMN 416 Children & Adolescents in Health & Illness (didactic 2, clinical 2, lab 0.25) 4.25
NURS 425 Inquiry II: The Research Process (didactic 3) 3
  TOTAL 18
Semester 4 (Spring)
Course Number
Course Title
Hours
NUMN 418 Introduction to Critical Care Nursing (didactic 3, lab 0.5, clinical 3.5) 7
NUMN 409 Advanced Generalist: Health Policy, Advocacy, and Economics (didactic 1.5) 1.5
NUMN 419 Advanced Generalist Leadership Practicum (clinical 2) 2
NURS 451 Leadership for Quality Healthcare within Organizations and Systems (didactic 3) 3
NURS 431 Psychosocial and Spiritual Dimensions of Advanced Nursing Practice (didactic 2) 2
NURS 502 Inquiry III Evidence Based Nursing Practice (didactic 2) 2
  TOTAL 17.5
TOTAL CREDITS: 71.5

Credits Toward the MSN Earned in the Master of Nursing Curriculum

Students who successfully complete the Master of Nursing curriculum have earned the following credits applicable toward most majors in the MSN program. Note: If credit transfer is received for a course in the MN curriculum, the student is required to take the related MSN course. For example, if credit transfer is awarded for NUND 413, then the student is required to take NURS 444A in the MSN curriculum).

MSN Course NumberMSN Course TitleMSN Credits
NURS 405 Inquiry I:  Nursing Theory 2
NURS 425 Inquiry II: Research Methods 3
NURS 502 Inquiry III: Evidence Based Practice 2
NUNP 410 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan 2
NURS 444A Legal and Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice: Ethical Issues (waiver based on completing NUMN 413 with grade of C or higher) 1
NURS 431 Psycho-social and Spiritual Dimensions of Advanced Nursing Practice 2
NURS 451 Leadership for Quality Healthcare within Organizations and Systems 3
  TOTAL 15


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Graduate Entry Program Contacts

Program Director

Dr. Molly Jackson
216.368.4788
mjj22@case.edu

Department Assistant

Anne Watson
216.368.8858
acw@case.edu

Office of Admissions

Kristi Lehmer, Director
216.368.2529
admissionsfpb@case.edu


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