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Nursing (M.S.N.)

Administered by Department of Nursing

Effective Fall 2014

Students may select either full-time or part-time study depending on their individual needs, the Nurse Anesthesia option is a full-time study program only. Classes are scheduled in late afternoon and evening to facilitate progression in either type of study. In addition, many courses are offered online. Clinical courses usually require experiences held during the day as dictated by the work schedules of the clinical preceptors and the hours of operation of the clinical facility.

Core courses are required for all areas of specialization. This reflects the philosophy that advanced nursing practice shares a common theoretical basis regardless of specialization.

MSN Student Handbook

Core courses for all program options (12 credits)

NURSING.501 Theoretical Bases for Role Development in Advanced Nursing Practice - 3

NURSING.502 Epidemiology: Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice - 3

NURSING.503 Bases of Research for Advanced Nursing Practice - 3

NURSING.520 Community Assessment and Planning - 3

Sequence for Nurse Anesthesia

Additional Core Courses (12 credits)

NURSING.504 Pathophysiology across the lifespan for the Advanced Practice Nurse - 3

NURSING.507 Pharmacology across the Lifespan for the Advanced Practice Nurse - 3

NURSING.508 Adult Health Assessment and Promotion for the Advanced Practice Nurse (clinical) - 6

Anesthesia Courses

NURSING.518 Theoretical Foundations of Anesthesia Nursing 1 - 3

NURSING.523 Scientific Foundations of Anesthesia Nursing I - 3

NURSING.524 Scientific Foundations of Anesthesia Nursing II - 3

NURSING.525 Pharmacology for Anesthesia - 3

NURSING.526 Advanced Physiology for Anesthesia Nursing I - 3

NURSING.527 Advanced Physiology for Anesthesia Nursing II - 3

NURSING.528 Chemistry and Physics in Anesthesia Nursing - 4

NURSING.535 Anesthesia Nursing Practicum I - 2

NURSING.536 Anesthesia Nursing Practicum II - 3

NURSING.537 Anesthesia Nursing Practicum III - 3

NURSING.538 Advanced Anesthesia Nursing Practicum I - 4

NURSING.539 Advanced Anesthesia Nursing Practicum II - 5

NURSING.540 Advanced Anesthesia Nursing Practicum III - 5

Total Required Courses: 68

Sequence for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialization

Additional Core Courses (12 credits)

NURSING.504 Pathophysiology across the Lifespan for the Advanced Practice Nurse - 3

NURSING.507 Pharmacology across the Lifespan for the Advanced Practice Nurse - 3

NURSING.508 Adult Health Assessment and Promotion for the Advanced Practice Nurse (clinical) - 6

Clinical Sequence (21 credits)

NURSING.515 Diagnosis and Management of the Adult and Aged I (clinical) - 6

NURSING.516 Diagnosis and Management of the Adult and Aged II (clinical) - 6

NURSING.529 Comprehensive Primary Care of Older Adult (Clinical) - 3

NURSING.534 Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Practicum andSeminar (clinical) - 6

Sequence for Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Specialization

Additional Core Courses (15 credits)

NURSING.504 Pathophysiology across the Lifespan for the Advanced Practice Nurse - 3

NURSING.507 Pharmacology across the Lifespan for the Advanced Practice Nurse - 3

NURSING.508 Adult Health Assessment and Promotion for the Advanced Practice Nurse (clinical) - 6

NURSING.522 Family Health Nursing Theory - 3

Clinical Sequence (27 credits)

NURSING.515 Diagnosis and Management of the Adult and Aged I (clinical) - 6

NURSING.516 Diagnosis and Management of the Adult and Aged II (clinical) - 6

NURSING.517 Diagnosis and Management of Children and Pregnant Women - 6

NURSING.529 Comprehensive Primary Care of Older Adult (Clinical) – 3

NURSING.541 Family Practicum and Seminar – 6

Community/Public Health Program (39 credits)

NURSING.551 Transcultural Health Issues - 3

NURSING.522 Family Health Nursing Theory - 3

NURSING.511 Community Health Nursing I (clinical) - 6

NURSING.531 Community Health Nursing II (clinical) - 6

MGMT.515 Principled Leadership, Ethics, and Professional Development - 3

MGMT.567 Managing People in Organizations - 3

Elective - Graduate-level courses to fulfill elective requirements are chosen by the student and an adviser based on career needs 3

Community/School Health Program (39 credits total)

NURSING.504 Pathophysiology across the lifespan for the Advanced Practice Nurse - 3

NURSING.507 Pharmacology across the Lifespan for the Advanced Practice Nurse - 3

NURSING.509 Theory in Health School Nursing - 3

NURSING.521 Nurse as Health Educator within School Systems - 3

NURSING.551 Transcultural Health Issues - 3

NURSING.522 Family Health Nursing Theory - 3

Electives – 3

NURSING.531 Community Health Nursing II - 6

Adult Health and Illness Specialization (27 additional credits)

Additional Core Courses for Adult Health and Illness CNS (12 credits)

NURSING.504 Pathophysiology across the lifespan for the Advanced Practice Nurse - 3

NURSING.507 Pharmacology across the Lifespan for the Advanced Practice Nurse - 3

NURSING.508 Adult Health Assessment and Promotion for the Advanced Practice Nurse (clinical) - 6

Clinical Courses (12 credits)

NURSING.512 Adult Health and Illness I (clinical) - 6

NURSING.532 Adult Health and Illness II (clinical) - 6

Elective - Elective requirements are as described under the community health specialization - 3

Nursing Administration Specialization (30 additional credits)

Business Courses (18 credits):

ACCT.511 Financial and Managerial Accounting - 3

ITM.590 Strategic Information and Technology Management - 3

MGMT.560 Operations and Supply Chain Management - 3

MGMT.580 Managerial Decision Making - 3

MGMT.582 Human Resource Skills for Managers - 3

MKTG.551 Marketing Management - 3

Clinical Practicum (12 credits):

NURSING.513 Management and Organizational Behavior in Nursing Administration (clinical) - 6

NURSING.533 Management and Organizational Behavior in Health Care Delivery Systems (clinical) - 6

Optional completion of Master's in Business Administration (18 additional credits)

ACCT.500 MBA Assessment - 0

FINANCE.535 Financial Management - 3

MGMT.515 Principled Leadership, Ethics, and Professional Development - 3

MGMT.520 Business Research Methods - 3 (NURSING.503 Substituted)

MGMT.567 Managing People in Organizations - 3

MGMT.576 Global Business - 3

MGMT.581 Strategic Management - 3

NOTE: Students cannot graduate with the MSN if they desire to complete the MBA degree. Continuation with the remaining 18 credits is required to graduate with a MSN/MBA.

Options for Certified Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwives - (30 credits total)

Advanced placement credits are awarded to those individuals already certified and practicing as a CRNA, CRNP, or CNM.

Completion of the MSN requires 30 credits as described below:

NURSING.501 Theoretical Bases for Role Development in Advanced Nursing Practice - 3

NURSING.502 Epidemiology: Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice - 3

NURSING.503 Bases of Research for Advanced Nursing Practice - 3

NURSING.520 Community Assessment and Planning - 3

Education/Management Electives - 9

Independent Study, Clinical Project(s)/Thesis - 3-6

Electives - Elective requirements are as described under the community health specialization. - 3-6

Option for PA Certified School Nurses (33 credits total)

Advanced placement credits are awarded to those individuals already certified and practicing as a school nurse.

Completion of the M.S.N. requires 33 credits as described below:

NURSING.501 Theoretical Bases for Role Development in Advanced Nursing Practice - 3

NURSING.502 Epidemiology: Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice - 3

NURSING.503 Bases of Research for Advanced Nursing Practice - 3

NURSING.520 Community Assessment and Planning - 3

NURSING.509 Theory in Health School Nursing - 3

HLTHSCI.521 Nurse as Health Educator within the School System - 3

SPECED.516 Psychology of Exceptional Individuals - 3

NURSING.531 Community Health Nursing II - 6

Electives - 6