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.

2018-2020

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

Introduction to the Discipline and Practice of Nursing (NUMN 401)

6.5

 

Pharmacology for the Advanced Generalist Nurse (NUMN 402)

3

 

Introduction to Nursing Informatics (NUMN 403)

1

 

Health Assessment for the Advanced Generalist Nurse (NUMN 410)

2.5

 

Nursing Care of Populations in Communities (NUMN 411)

3

 

Issues and Ethics in Health Care (NUMN 413)

2

 

Pathophysiology for the Advanced Generalist Nurse (NUMN 405)   3

Nursing Care of Older Adults in Health and Illness (NUMN 406)

  2.5

Acute Care Nursing of the Adult (NUMN 407)

  8.5

Health Promotion Across the Life Span (NUNP 410)

  2

Inquiry I - Theoretical Foundations (NURS 405)

  2

 YEAR TOTAL

18

18

Second Year

Course Number & Title

Units

  Fall Spring
Concepts in Nursing Management (NUMN 414) 2.5  
Parents and Neonates in Health and Illness (NUMN 415) 4.25  
Children and Families in Health and Illness (NUMN 416) 4.25  
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (NUMN 417) 4  
Inquiry II - Research Process (NURS 425) 3  
Advanced Generalist: Health Policy, Advocacy, and Economics (NUMN 409)   1.5
Intro to Critical Care Nursing (NUMN 418)   6
Psychosocial and Spiritual Dimensions of Advanced Nursing Practice (NURS 431)   2
Leadership for Quality Healthcare within Organizations and Systems (NURS 451)   3
Inquiry III Evidence-Based Practice (NURS 502)   2
Advanced Generalist Nurse Leadership (NUMN 419)   2.5
Clinical Immersion (NUMN 420)   1
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

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