Nurse Practitioner

The purpose of the Nurse Practitioner master’s degree track is to prepare the baccalaureate-educated registered nurse for advanced practice as a pediatric, family, psychiatric-mental health, adult-geri or women’s health nurse practitioner with a primary care focus. Students taking the standard two courses per semester will complete the program in two years. Graduate courses taken at other accredited institutions may be considered for transfer credit, up to six credits maximum. It is important that you meet with a faculty member, program director, the graduate chairperson or the Dean of the School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions to develop your personal curriculum plan as the sequencing of courses can impact the time it takes you to complete the program. Courses are offered during the day, in the evening, on weekends, and during the summer. This program may be undertaken on a full-time or part-time basis.

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Prerequisites

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty offers registered nurses advancement in pharmacology, pathophysiology and health assessment with nursing theory, process, and and research. Clinical management of children and young adults from birth until twenty-one is addressed, including various biopsychosocial needs and health issues. The curriculum is comprised of 13 courses and meets the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses (NAPNAP) criteria for certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. In addition to the three core courses, the specialty courses include: BI 612, NU 620, 641, 642, 652, 664a, 665a, 668, 669, and an elective. Total 48 credits.

Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner specialty offers registered nurses advancement in pharmacology, pathophysiology and health assessment with nursing theory, process and research. Clinical management of families through the life cycle is applied in a variety of health care settings as they relate to the family system. Students have extensive experience in adult, geriatric, pediatric, and women’s health primary care. The curriculum is comprised of 13 courses and meets the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) criteria for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. In addition to the three core courses, the specialty courses include: BI 612, NU 620, 641, 642, 650, 664b, 665b, 668, 669 and an elective. Total 48 credits.

For Family Nurse Practitioner candidates, an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher is required for admission consideration.

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialty offers registered nurses advancement in pharmacology, pathophysiology and health assessment with nursing theory, process and research. Clinical management of psychiatric and mental health clients is applied in a variety of health care settings related to diagnosis and management of problems such as dementia, depression, anxiety, other psychiatric problems and the interaction of pharmacological agents. The curriculum is comprised of 13 courses and meets the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) criteria for certification as a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. In addition to the three core courses, the specialty courses include: BI 612, NU 620, 641, 642, 650, 643, 664c, 665c, 668, and 669. Total 48 credits.

Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner

The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner specialty offers registered nurses advancement in pharmacology, pathophysiology and health assessment with nursing theory, process and research. Clinical management of women from adolescents to geriatrics is applied in a variety of healthcare settings as they relate to gynecology, reproduction, and primary care settings. The curriculum is comprised of 13 courses and meets the National Certification Corporation (NCC) Criteria for certification as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. In addition to the three core courses, the specialty courses include: BI 612, NU 620, 641, 642, 650, 661, 664d, 665d, 668 and 669. Total 48 credits.

Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

The Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner specialty offers registered nurses advancement in pharmacology, pathophysiology and health assessment with nursing theory, process and research. It fosters development of skills in decision-making and clinical management of adults through the life cycle. Discussions will focus on issues of health, policy, organizational issues, access to care, and advanced professional practice as they relate to the adult-gerontology population. Classroom learn­ing is applied in supervised clinical preceptorship experiences. The curriculum is comprised of 13 courses and meets the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) criteria for certification as an Adult-Geriatric Nurse Practitioner. In addition to the three core courses, the specialty courses include: BI 612, NU 620, 641, 642, 650, 664e, 665e, 668, 669 and HP626. Total 48 credits.

Nurse Practitioner Track
Two-Year Sample Curriculum

Year 1

Summer credits
BI 612 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NU 601 Nursing Theory 3
Fall credits
NU 620 Clinical Pharmacology 3
NU 669 Family Systems Theory 3
Spring credits
NU 641 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology
(Must be taken in either the fall or spring prior to entering NU 664)
3
NU630 Nursing Research 3

Year 2

Summer credits
NU 618 Seminar: Health Policy 3
NU 650 Advanced Health Assessment or NU 652 Pediatric Health Assessment
(Note: NU 650 or 652 must be taken in the summer prior to primary care)
3
Fall credits
NU 664 Primary Care a, b, c, d, or e 8
One of the following:
  • Graduate Elective
  • NU 643 Advanced Psychopharmacology for Psych-Mental Health NPs
  • NU 661 Care of the Childbearing Woman for Women’s Health NPs
  • HP 626 Sociological, Political and Economic Perspectives in Gerontology for Adult-Geriatric NPs
3
Spring credits
NU 665 Primary Care a, b, c, d, or e 8
NU 642 Management Concepts for Advanced Practice 3
NU 668 Roles and Issues in Advanced Practice 2
Total 48 credits
Courses Nursing Pathway

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