Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from this program will:

  • Implement skills and strategies to advance professional nursing and health across populations and settings.
  • Integrate theory and research in evidence-based nursing and teaching practice.
  • Serve as a leader in unit and organizational based change.

Degree Requirements

Students have the option to attend full-time or part-time. Nurse practitioner students choosing to attend full-time must begin in a summer semester.

Core Courses Required of all Students

NURSE 5526Health Promotion Across the Lifespan3
NURSE 5527Cultural Diversity & Values3
NURSE 5528Healthcare Policy & Advocacy3
NURSE 5550Theoretical Foundations in Nursing3
NURSE 5555Nursing Research3
Total Credits15

Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Option

Additional Required Courses

NURSE 5529Ethics in Advanced Practice & Research3
NURSE 5531Graduate Pharmacology Specialty2
NURSE 5532Pediatric Acute Care I3
NURSE 5533Pediatric Acute Care II3
NURSE 5534Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum I (Pediatric Acute Care)4
NURSE 5535Advanced Practice Clinical Practicum II (Pediatric Acute Care)4
NURSE 5544Advanced Health Assessment Skills2
NURSE 5547Diagnostic Reasoning/Advanced Assessment3
NURSE 5548Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan3
NURSE 5549Pharmacology Across the Life Span for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURSE 5549RPharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics: Application for Graduate-Prepared Nurses1
NURSE 5572Advanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum5
NURSE 5601Clinical Institute I1
Total Credits37

Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Option

Additional Required Courses

NURSE 5549Pharmacology Across the Life Span for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURSE 5564APrimary Care of Adults I5
NURSE 5566APrimary Care of Adult-Gerontology II5
NURSE 5572Advanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum5
NURSE 5601Clinical Institute I1
NURSE 5544Advanced Health Assessment Skills2
NURSE 5547ADiagnostic Reasoning/Advanced Assessment3
NURSE 5548Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan3
NURSE 5549RPharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics: Application for Graduate-Prepared Nurses1
NURSE 5529Ethics in Advanced Practice & Research3
Total Credits31

Family Nurse Practitioner Option

Additional Required Courses

NURSE 5549Pharmacology Across the Life Span for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURSE 5564FPrimary Care of Families I5
NURSE 5566FPrimary Care of Families II5
NURSE 5572Advanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum5
NURSE 5601Clinical Institute I1
NURSE 5544Advanced Health Assessment Skills2
NURSE 5547FDiagnostic Reasoning/Advanced Assessment3
NURSE 5548Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan3
NURSE 5549RPharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics: Application for Graduate-Prepared Nurses1
NURSE 5529Ethics in Advanced Practice & Research3
Total Credits31

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Option

Additional Required Courses

NURSE 5548Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan3
NURSE 5548NPhysiology/Pathophysiology Of The Neonate2
NURSE 5549NAdvanced Assessment of the Neonate3
NURSE 5547NAdvanced Assessment of the Neonate3
NURSE 5564NNeonatal Nursing I3
NURSE 5566NNeonatal Nursing II3
NURSE 5572NIPreceptorship I5
NURSE 5572IIPreceptorship II5
Total Credits27

Nurse Educator Option

Additional Required Courses

NURSE 5515NERole of the Nurse Educator2
NURSE 5516Curriculum Development in Nursing3
NURSE 5517Teaching Strategies in Nursing2
NURSE 5544Advanced Health Assessment Skills2
NURSE 5559Evaluation Methods in Nursing2
NURSE 5548Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan3
NURSE 5549RPharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics: Application for Graduate-Prepared Nurses1
NURSE 5564NEClinical for Nurse Educators5
NURSE 5572NESynthesis Practicum for Nurse Educators3
One of the following:3
Directed Research
Research Design
Program Evaluation
Total Credits26

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Option

Additional Required Courses

NURSE 5549Pharmacology Across the Life Span for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURSE 5564CPrimary Care of Children I5
NURSE 5566CChronic Child Health Care (Clinical II)5
NURSE 5572Advanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum5
NURSE 5601Clinical Institute I1
NURSE 5544Advanced Health Assessment Skills2
NURSE 5548Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan3
NURSE 5547CDiagnostic Reasoning/Advanced Assessment3
NURSE 5529Ethics in Advanced Practice & Research3
NURSE 5549RPharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics: Application for Graduate-Prepared Nurses1
Total Credits31

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Option

Additional Required Courses

NURSE 5601Clinical Institute I1
NURSE 5544Advanced Health Assessment Skills2
NURSE 5548Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan3
NURSE 5549RPharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics: Application for Graduate-Prepared Nurses1
NURSE 5546Foundations of Family Psychiatric Nursing Advanced Practice3
NURSE 5547MDiagnostic Reasoning/Health Assessment3
NURSE 5549Pharmacology Across the Life Span for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURSE 5564MFamily Psychiatric Nursing Advanced Practice I5
NURSE 5566MFamily Psychiatric Nursing Advanced Practice II5
NURSE 5572MAdvanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum5
Total Credits31

Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Option

Additional Required Courses

NURSE 5549Pharmacology Across the Life Span for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURSE 5564WPrimary Health Care of Women5
NURSE 5566WCare of the Childbearing Woman5
NURSE 5572Advanced Nursing Practice: Synthesis Practicum5
NURSE 5601Clinical Institute I1
NURSE 5548Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan3
NURSE 5544Advanced Health Assessment Skills2
NURSE 5547WDiagnostic Reasoning/Advanced Assessment3
NURSE 5549RPharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics: Application for Graduate-Prepared Nurses1
NURSE 5529Ethics in Advanced Practice & Research3
Total Credits31

Total Credit Hours for the Degree:  47