MSN Nursing with Two Tracks: Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator

Students admitted to the Master's in Nursing program may choose to dual enroll in the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Educator tracks.  Nurse Educator courses will be completed in the first three semesters along with the core courses.  Primary Care Nurse Practitioner clinical courses begin after completion of the Nurse Educator and core courses.  

First Year
SummerHours
NURS 7346 Advanced Theoretical Foundations of Nursing3
NURS 7356 Quality, Safety, and Prevention Using Technology3
(30 project hours, 2.5 theory: .5 project) 
NURS 7316 Transition to Advanced Practice Nursing2
NURS 7326 Curriculum Development and Evaluation13
First Year
FallHours
NURS 7236 Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 7256 Healthcare Policy and Ethics for the Nurse Leader3
(30 project hours, 2.5 theory: .5 project) 
NURS 7436 Evidence Based Nursing Practice2
NURS 7266 Nurse Educator: Transition to a Faculty Role23
First Year
SpringHours
NURS 7246 Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS 7116 Advanced Physical Assessment/Applied Clinical Concepts I3
(60 Clinical hours, 2 theory, 1 clinical 
NURS 7546 Implementation and Evaluation of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice2
NURS 7816 Nursing Education Practicum33
(180 Practicum Hrs., 3 clinical) 
Second Year
SummerHours
NURS 7226 Roles and Issues of the Primary Care Practitioner3
NURS 7336 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Management3
(90 clinical hours, 1.5 theory: 1.5 clinical) 
Second Year
FallHours
NURS 7446 Primary Care I3
(120 clinical hours, 1 theory: 2 clinical) 
NURS 7556 Primary Care II3
(120 clinical hours, 1 theory: 2 clinical) 
Second Year
SpringHours
NURS 7926 Primary Care Practicum7
(360 Clinical Hours, 1 theory: 6 clinical) 

Total Nurse Educator Credits 33; Total Clinical Hours 240

Total Nurse Practitioner Credits 43; Total Clinical Hours 750

  • Students may enter the program any semester on a part time basis based on space availability. All full time students are admitted in summer semester only.
  • EBP courses MUST be taken in sequence. Courses listed under each semester are taught during that semester only.
  • For NP, EBP courses and all core/pre-requisite courses must be successfully completed before advancing to the year two clinical courses.  Clinical courses must then be successfully completed before taking the Primary Care Practicum, NURS 7926.