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Courses You Will Take

Family Nurse Practitioner Track Plan of Study, 50 credit hour

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)
  • NUR 614 Issues in the Aging Adult Population (3 credit hours)
  • 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)

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

  • Two electives to be selected at a later time (6 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


Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
Fax: 765-285-7161
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