Curriculum: MSN

Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (47-56 semester hours)

Graduate Core (16 semester hours)
NURS 610 Advance Practice Nursing: Roles & Issues (4)
NURS 611 Biostatistics & Nursing Research (4)
NURS 612 Population Health (4)
NURS 613 Evidence-Based Health Care (4)

Advanced Practice Core (12 semester hours)

NURS 620 Advanced Pathophysiology (4)
NURS 621 Advanced Pharmacology (4)
NURS 622 Advanced Health Assessment (4)

Practica Courses (19 semester hours)

NURS 670 Family Nurse Practitioner Theoretical Principles and Clinical Management I (5)
NURS 671 Family Nurse Practitioner Theoretical Principles and Clinical Management II (5)
NURS 672 Family Nurse Practitioner Theoretical Principles and Clinical Management III (5)
NURS 698 Clinical Residency (4)

Optional Education Courses (9 semester hours)

NURS 643 Teaching in Nursing (3)
NURS 644 Nursing Education Methods & Measurement (3)
NURS 645 Nursing Education Practicum (3)

 

Master of Science in Nursing – Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (47-56 semester hours)*

Graduate Core (16 semester hours)
NURS 610 Advanced Practice Nursing: Roles and Issues (4)
NURS 611 Biostatistics and Nursing Research (4)
NURS 612 Population Health (4)
NURS 613 Evidence-Based Healthcare (4)

Advanced Practice Core (16 semester hours)
NURS 620 Advanced Pathophysiology (4)
NURS 621 Advanced Pharmacology (4)
NURS 622 Advanced Health Assessment (4)
NURS 651 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing (4)

Practica Courses (15 semester hours)
NURS 653Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Clinical Mgmt I (5)
NURS 654 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Clinical Mgmt II (5)
NURS 655 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Clinical Mgmt III (5)

Optional Education Courses (9 semester hours)
NURS 643 Teaching in Nursing (3)
NURS 644 Nursing Education Methods & Measurement (3)
NURS 645 Nursing Education Practicum (3)

*R.N.-B.S. to MSN option available

 

Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration (36-45 semester hours)

Graduate Core (16 semester hours)
NURS 610 Advanced Practice Nursing: Roles and Issues (4)
NURS 611 Biostatistics and Nursing Research (4)
NURS 612 Population Health (4)
NURS 613 Evidence-Based Healthcare (4)

Advanced Core for Administration (20 semester hours)

HSAD 603 Management & Human Resources of Health Care Organizations (4)
HSAD 630 Health Care Finance (4)
HSAD 637 Health Care Law and Compliance (4)
HSAD 650 Health Care Ethics and Decision Making (4)
NURS 690 Nursing Administration Capstone: Planning & Implementing a Quality Improvement Initiative (last course) (4)

Optional Education Courses (9 semester hours)
NURS 643 Teaching in Nursing (3)
NURS 644 Nursing Education Methods & Measurement (3)
NURS 645 Nursing Education Practicum (3)

A minimum of 27 hours, including the Practicum course must be taken at the University of St. Francis to receive the degree. MS in Health Administration graduates will be granted 12 semester hours of credit toward the MSN. They will need to complete HSAD 612 Issues in Health Administration for 4 semester hours as part of the MSN program.

 

Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education (37 semester hours)

Graduate Core (16 semester hours)
NURS 610 Advanced Practice Nursing: Roles and Issues (4)
NURS 611 Biostatistics and Nursing Research (4)
NURS 612 Population Health (4)
NURS 613 Evidence-Based Healthcare (4)

Advanced Practice Core: (12 semester hours)

NURS 620 Advanced Pathophysiology (4)
NURS 621 Advanced Pharmacology (4)
NURS 622 Advanced Health Assessment (4)

Nursing Education (9 semester hours)

NURS 643 Teaching in Nursing (3)
NURS 644 Nursing Education Methods & Measurement (3)
NURS 645 Nursing Education Practicum (3)

 

For more curriculum information, please see the USF Catalog.