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The areas of coursework in the M.S.N. program include core courses (16 semester hours), and one of the following options:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner option (37 semester hours)

The breakdown of these course requirements is as follows:

NURS 6900Professional Issues in Nursing3
NURS 6901Nursing Science and Research 13
NURS 6902Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 6906Advanced Statistics3
NURS 7002Nursing Science and Research 22
NURS 7005Capstone Practicum2
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Option Courses
NURS 6903Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS 6904Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 7003Role Development3
NURS 7004Role Development Practicum5
NURS 7024Family and Women's Health3
NURS 7025Family and Women's Health Practicum4
NURS 7026Infant, Child and Adolescent Health3
NURS 7027Infant, Child and Adolescent Health Practicum5
NURS 7028Adult and Older Adult Health3
NURS 7029Adult and Older Adult Health Practicum5
Total Semester Hours53

MSN Student Learning Outcomes

All graduates of the program are prepared to:

  • Synthesize theory and research from nursing and related disciplines for advanced nursing roles.
  • Utilize leadership strategies to influence health and health care and to promote the nursing profession in the advanced nursing role. 
  • Expand the knowledge of evidence-based practice by identifying nursing research problems and contributing to research investigations.
  • Integrate assessment of own learning in developing a lifelong pattern of scholarly inquiry.

Upon successful completion of the MSN program, graduates are eligible to sit for national certification examinations. Once certified, graduates must apply for a Certificate of Authority to practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Ohio or in the state in which they intend to practice.

Graduates of the Family Nurse Practitioner option are prepared to:

  • provide primary care to families and persons of all ages within the health care delivery system
  • incorporate a variety of theories from nursing and related fields into the nurse practitioner role
  • analyze social issues related to the health care delivery system and advanced nursing practice