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MSN Program of Study

General Education Requirements

for Associate Degree and Diploma Nurses only

General course listing for nursing students
SubjectHours
English Composition I and II6
Theology3
Philosophy3
Statistics3
Anatomy and Physiology8
Microbiology4
Chemistry3
Social Sciences9
Other liberal arts courses6
Total Credit hours45

RN to MSN Bridge Courses

for Associate Degree, Diploma Nurses, and non-nursing Bachelor’s degree nurses

RN to MSN Bridge Courses
CourseHours
NUR 401 Scientific Inquiry3
NUR 403 Professional Nursing Roles: Enhancements and Updates3
NUR 301 Health Assessment2
NUR 402 Community as Client3
NUR 430 Leadership and Management3
Competency/Transfer Credits for Associate or Diploma Nursing Program15
Total Credit hours29

*Portfolio or challenge option for selected courses may be available

MSN Curriculum

*Clinical hour requirement course

MSN Courses
CourseHours
NUR 513 Theoretical Foundations for Leadership3
NUR 514 Applied Research & Evidence-Based Practice3
NUR 515 Advanced Pharmacology3
NUR 516 Advanced Health Assessment*3
NUR 517 Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NUR 518 Health Policy3
PHL 501 Ethics in Healthcare3
NUR 520 Clinical Outcomes Management*4
NUR 521 Care Environment Management*4
NUR 522 Academic Clinical Residency*6
NUR 523 Clinical Nurse Leader Project2
Total Credit hours37

Sample Plan of Study

*Clinical hour requirement course

Sample Plan of Study – Fall I
SubjectHours
NUR 517 Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NUR 515 Advanced Pharmacology3
Total Semester Credits6



Sample Plan of Study – Spring I
SubjectHours
NUR 513 Theoretical Foundations for Leadership3
NUR 514 Applied Research & Evidence-Based Practice3
NUR 516 Advanced Health Assessment*3
Total Semester Credits9



Sample Plan of Study – Summer I
SubjectHours
NUR 518 Health Policy3
PHL 501 Ethics in Healthcare3
Total Semester Credits6




Sample Plan of Study – Fall II
SubjectHours
NUR 520 Clinical Outcomes Management*4
NUR 521 Care Environment Management*4
Total Semester Credits8

Sample Plan of Study – Spring II
SubjectHours
NUR 522 Academic Clinical Residency*6
NUR 523 Clinical Nurse Leader Project2
Total Semester Credits8
Total Credits37
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