MSN for Non-Nurses Curriculum Pattern

Prerequisite to Program (exceptions are reviewed on an individual basis):
Human Anatomy 4 credits
Human Physiology (lecture and lab) 4 credits
Microbiology (lecture and lab) 4 credits
General Psychology 4 credits
Developmental Psychology 3 credits
Statistics 3 credits
Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
College Writing 3 credits
Public Speaking 3 credits
Nutrition 2 credits
TOTAL PREREQUISITE CREDITS 32 credits
Semester 1    
NURS 601 Introductory Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 3 credits
NURS 602* Principles of Epidemiology 3 credits
NURS 622 Health Assessment through the Lifespan 2 credits
NURS 624 Fundamentals of Nursing: Learning and Reasoning 2 credits
NURS 652 Applied Assessment and Fundamental Skills Lab 3 credits
NURS 613* CNL Role: Introduction 1 credit
  Semester Total 14 credits
     
Semester 2
   
NURS 610 Health Promotion of Families and Individuals Across the Lifespan 4 credits
NURS 617 Childbearing Families Clinical Lab 3 credits
NURS 612 Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 3 credits
NURS 615* CNL Role: CNL as Educator 1 credit
NURS 640* Healthcare Informatics for CNLs 2 credits
  Semester Total 13 credits
     
Semester 3
   
NURS 614* Healthcare Systems Leadership 3 credits
NURS 618 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 3 credits
NURS 619 Medical-Surgical Nursing I - Clinical Lab 3 credits
NURS 634* Nursing Research 3 credits
  Semester Total 12 credits
     
Semester 4
   
NURS 629* Financial Resource Management 3 credits
NURS 635 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 3 credits
NURS 636 Medical-Surgical Nursing II - Clinical Lab 3 credits
NURS 637 Pediatric Nursing 2 credits
NURS 638 Pediatric Nursing - Clinical Lab 2 credits
NURS 623* CNL Role: Team Manager and Leader 1 credit
  Semester Total 14 credits
     
Semester 5**    
NURS 644 Clinical Leadership in Mental Health and Community-based Practice 3 credits
NURS 646 Community and Mental Health Clinical Lab 4 credits
NURS 645 CNL Role: Integration and Evaluation of the Clinical Leadership Role 1 credit
  Semester Total 8 credits
     
Semester 6
   
NURS 648* Healthcare Policy and Ethics 3 credits
NURS 651* CNL Role: Synthesis 2 credits
NURS 653* Internship: Clinical Nurse Leader 2 credits
  Semester Total 7 credits
  TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS 68 CREDITS
Course descriptions are available in the catalog.

*    Not considered pre-licensure courses.
**   Students are expected to take the NCLEX/State Board at the end of Semester 5,
     prior to progressing to Semester 6
*** Course numbers are subject to change

This is an example curriculum pattern for the MSN-CNL program for non-nurses. This curriculum pattern may vary depending upon which semester the student enters the program.