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 6904||Advanced Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 6902||Advanced Pathophysiology||3|
|NURS 6903||Advanced Pharmacology||3|
|NURS 6906||Advanced Statistics||3|
|NURS 6901||Nursing Science and Research 1||3|
|NURS 7002||Nursing Science and Research 2||2|
|NURS 6900||Professional Issues in Nursing||3|
|NURS 7003||Role Development||3|
|NURS 7004||Role Development Practicum||5|
|NURS 7005||Capstone Practicum||2|
|Adult Gero Acute Care Option Courses|
|NURS 7037||Adult-Gero Acute Care 1||3|
|NURS 7038||Adult-Gero Acute Care 1 Practicum||4|
|NURS 7039||Adult-Gero Acute Care 2||3|
|NURS 7040||Adult-Gero Acute Care 2 Practicum||4|
|NURS 7041||Adult-Gero Acute Care 3||3|
|NURS 7042||Adult-Gero Acute Care 3 Practicum||4|
|Total Semester Hours||51|
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.