RN to MSN Curriculum Pattern

Associate Degree to MSN
Semester 1    
NURS 613 CNL Role: Introduction 1 credit
NURS 501 Transitions to CNL Graduate Education 2 credits
NURS 500 Graduate Writing and Research 4 credits
NURS 600 Foundations in CNL Leadership 2 credits
  Semester Total 9 credits
Semester 2    
NURS 642 Epidemiology and Population Statistics 4 credits
NURS 505 Community Health Nursing 3 credits
NURS 506 Community Health Nursing Practicum (90 hours) 2 credits
  Semester Total 9 credits
Semester 3    
NURS 639 Nursing Inquiry 4 credits
NURS 603 Assessment Across the Lifespan 3 credits
NURS 615 CNL Roles Course: CNL as Educator (60 hours) 1 credit
  Semester Total 8 credits
Semester 4    
NURS 664 Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 3 credits
NURS 614 Healthcare Systems Leadership 3 credits
NURS 623 CNL Role: Team Manager and Leader (60 hours) 1 credit
  Semester Total 7 credits
Semester 5    
NURS 628 CNL Role: Clinical Outcomes Manager (60 hours) 1 credit
NURS 629 Financial Resource Management 3 credits
NURS 640 Healthcare Informatics 2 credits
  Semester Total 6 credits
Semester 6    
NURS 648 Healthcare Policy and Ethics 3 credits
NURS 651 CNL Role: Synthesis 2 credits
NURS 653 Internship: Clinical Nurse Leader (220 hours) 2 credits
  Semester Total 7 credits
  TOTAL 45 credits

 

BSN to MSN
Semester 1    
NURS 613 CNL Role: Introduction 1 credit
NURS 600 Foundations in CNL Leadership 2 credits
  Semester Total 3 credits
     
Semester 2    
NURS 642 Epidemiology and Population Statistics 4 credits
  Semester Total 4 credits
     
Semester 3    
NURS 639 Nursing Inquiry 4 credits
NURS 603 Assessment Across the Lifespan 3 credits
NURS 615 CNL Roles Course: CNL as Educator (60 hours) 1 credit
  Semester Total 8 credits
     
Semester 4    
NURS 664 Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 3 credits
NURS 614 Healthcare Systems Leadership 3 credits
NURS 623 CNL Role: Team Manager and Leader (60 hours) 1 credit
  Semester Total 7 credits
     
Semester 5    
NURS 628 CNL Role: Clinical Outcomes Manager (60 hours) 1 credit
NURS 629 Financial Resource Management 3 credits
NURS 640 Healthcare Informatics 2 credits
  Semester Total 6 credits
     
Semester 6    
NURS 648 Healthcare Policy and Ethics 3 credits
NURS 651 CNL Role: Synthesis 2 credits
NURS 653 Internship: Clinical Nurse Leader (220 hours) 2 credits
  Semester Total 7 credits
  TOTAL 35 credits

Total Role Hours in Practica and Immersion = 400 hours

Course descriptions are available in the catalog.

* Pre-requisites: NURS 600 must be taken in the first semester.

NURS 613 is pre-req for NURS 615, NURS 623 and NURS 628; NURS 623 and NURS 628 are pre-req for NURS 651.

Exemptions: ADNs with a BS or BA do not take NURS 501 or NURS 500 (unless admitted with provisional status).

Guidelines: 500-level coursework must be taken in order listed. 600-level coursework may be taken in any order except where pre-requisites are indicated.

Co-requisites: NURS 651 and NURS 653 are co-requisites.

Italicized courses reflect Practicum courses.