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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:

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (51 semester hours)

The breakdown of these course requirements is as follows:

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

NURS 6904Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 6902Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 6903Advanced Pharmacology3
NURS 6906Advanced Statistics3
NURS 6901Nursing Science and Research 13
NURS 7002Nursing Science and Research 22
NURS 6900Professional Issues in Nursing3
NURS 7003Role Development3
NURS 7004Role Development Practicum5
NURS 7005Capstone Practicum2
Adult Gero Acute Care Option Courses
NURS 7037Adult-Gero Acute Care 13
NURS 7038Adult-Gero Acute Care 1 Practicum4
NURS 7039Adult-Gero Acute Care 23
NURS 7040Adult-Gero Acute Care 2 Practicum4
NURS 7041Adult-Gero Acute Care 33
NURS 7042Adult-Gero Acute Care 3 Practicum4
Total Semester Hours51

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.