Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 36 Credits)

This graduate program is designed to build upon the students’ baccalaureate nursing education and professional experience. This program prepares professional nurses with a wide range of educational experiences. There are three concentrations available: Nurse Educator, Nurse Leadership and Management, and Family Nurse Practitioner.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (36 credits)

CORE COURSES (18 Credits)
Credit Hours
  • NGR 5101
    Nursing Theory *
    3
  • NGR 5110
    Nursing Research *
    3
  • NGR 5700
    Decision Making
    3
  • NGR 5703
    Advanced Nurse Role
    3
  • NGR 5803
    Evidence Based Nursing Practice
    3
  • NGR 5891
    Health Care Policy *
    3
*Mandatory for Family Nurse Practitioner Track (9 Credits)
Credit Hours
  • NGR 5035
    Advanced Health Assessment*
    3
  • NGR 5141
    Advanced Pathophysiology*
    3
  • NGR 6172
    Advanced Pharmacology*
    3
Nurse Educator (18 Credits)
Credit Hours
  • NGR 6101
    Nursing Curriculum Development
    3
  • NGR 6710
    Teaching and Learning Strategies (clinical/classroom)
    3
  • NGR 6712
    Introduction to Educational Concepts
    3
  • NGR 6715
    Instructional Technology
    3
  • NGR 6718
    Assessment and Evaluation Strategies
    3
  • NGR 6940
    Nurse Educator Practicum
    3
  •  
    18
Nurse Leadership and Management (18 Credits)
Credit Hours
  • NGR 6110
    Nursing Leadership and Management
    3
  • NGR 6120
    Nursing Decision-Making in Complex Health Systems
    3
  • NGR 6720
    Organizational Dynamics
    3
  • NGR 6722
    Financial Management and Resource Development
    3
  • NGR 6871
    Health Care Informatics
    3
  • NGR 6942
    Nurse Leadership and Management Practicum
    3
  •  
    18
Family Nurse Practitioner (18 Credits)
Credit Hours
  • NGR 6610
    Advanced Primary Care of Family I
    3
  • NGR 6610 L
    Advanced Primary Care of Family Practicum I
    3
  • NGR 6616
    Advanced Primary Care of Family II
    3
  • NGR 6616 L
    Advanced Primary Care of Family Practicum II
    3
  • NGR 6638
    Integration Advanced Primary Care of Family
    3
  • NGR 6619 L
    Advanced Family Practicum III
    3
  •  
    18

(*) Mandatory for Family Nurse Practitioner Track
Admissions Requirements:
• Active Registered Nurse License
• Graduated from a Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing from an accredited institution.
• All students must have completed all General Education requirements for the BSN with a grade of “C” or higher prior to starting the MSN core courses.

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