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Courses You Will Take

This program has two distinct tracks for you to choose—leadership (educator or administrator) and nurse practitioner (adult or family). Here, you’ll find the required courses for each.

Adult Nurse Practitioner Track Plan of Study, 43 credit hours

Courses in the Research Core include:

  • EDPSY 641 OR NUR 607 Statistics OR Data Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 604 Nursing Research (3 credit hours)  

Total: 6 credit hours

Courses in the Nursing Core and focus area include:

  • NUR 603 Nursing Theory (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 605 Nursing Information Technology (2 credit hours)
  • NUR 610 Concept Analysis 1 (3 credit hours) (45 hrs clinical)
  • NUR 611 Concept Analysis 2 (3 credit hours) (45 hrs clinical)
  • NUR 614 Concept Analysis 3 (3 credit hours) (45 hrs clinical)
  • NUR 630 Clinical Role (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 632 Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 634 Advanced Health Assessment (3 credit hours) (90 hrs clinical)
  • NUR 638 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 672 Role Expectations (4 credit hours) (225 hrs clinical)
  • NUR 680 Advanced Care of Adults (7 credit hours) (240 hrs clinical)

Total: 37 credit hours

Family Nurse Practitioner Track Plan of Study, 50 credit hours

Courses in the Research Core include:

  • EDPSY 641 OR NUR 607 Statistics OR Data Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 604 Nursing Research (3 credit hours)

Total: 6 credit hours

Courses in the Nursing Core and focus area include:

  • NUR 603 Nursing Theory (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 605 Nursing and Information Technology (2 credit hours)
  • NUR 610 Concept Analysis 1 (3 credit hours) (45 hrs clinical)
  • NUR 611 Concept Analysis 2 (3 credit hours) (45 hrs clinical)
  • NUR 614 Concept Analysis 3 (3 credit hours) (45 hrs clinical)
  • NUR 630 Clinical Role (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 632 Pathophysiology (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 634 Advanced Health Assessment (3 credit hours) (90 hrs clinical)
  • NUR 638 Advanced Clinical Pharmacology (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 672 Role Expectations (4 credit hours) (225 hrs clinical)
  • NUR 680 Primary Care of Adults (7 credit hours) (240 hrs clinical)

Total: 37 credit hours

Courses in the Family Nurse Practitioner Primary Care include:

  • NUR 682 Primary Care of Children (4 credit hours) (120 hrs clinical)
  • NUR 684 Primary Care of Women (3 credit hours) (60 hrs clinical)

Total: 7 credit hours

Leadership Track Plan of Study (Educator or Administrator), 36 credit hours

Courses in the Research Core include:

  • EDPSY 641 OR NUR 607 Statistics OR Data Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 604 Nursing Research (3 credit hours)  

Total: 6 credit hours

Courses in the Nursing Core include:

  • NUR 603 Nursing Theory (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 605, Nursing Information Technology (2 credit hours)
  • NUR 610 Concept Analysis 1. Health Promotion (3 credit hours) (45 hrs clinical)
  • NUR 611 Concept Analysis 2, Clinical Decision Making (3 credit hours) (45 hrs clinical)

Total: 11 credit hours

  • Courses in the Role Core include:

Role Focus (choose Educator or Administrator)
Educator, 19 credit hours

  • NUR 608 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Clinical Practice (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 609 Health Assessment for Nurse Educators (3 credit hours) (45 hrs clinical)
  • NUR 620 Curriculum (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 622 Teaching in Nursing (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 626 Program Evaluation (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 672 Practicum Selected Role (4 credit hours) (225 hrs clinical) 

Administration, 19 credit hours

  • NUR 640 Nursing Administration Theories (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 642 Administrative Management for Nurses (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 643 Financial Management (3 credit hours)
  • NUR 672 Practicum Selected Role (4 credit hours) (225 hrs clinical)

Total: 19 credit hours

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