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 6900||Professional Issues in Nursing||3|
|NURS 6901||Nursing Science and Research 1||3|
|NURS 6902||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 6906||Advanced Statistics||3|
|NURS 7002||Nursing Science and Research 2||2|
|NURS 7005||Capstone Practicum||2|
|Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Option Courses|
|NURS 6903||Advanced Pharmacology||3|
|NURS 6904||Advanced Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 7003||Role Development||3|
|NURS 7004||Role Development Practicum||5|
|NURS 7024||Family and Women's Health||3|
|NURS 7025||Family and Women's Health Practicum||4|
|NURS 7026||Infant, Child and Adolescent Health||3|
|NURS 7027||Infant, Child and Adolescent Health Practicum||5|
|NURS 7028||Adult and Older Adult Health||3|
|NURS 7029||Adult and Older Adult Health Practicum||5|
|Total Semester Hours||53|
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