Nursing: Entry Level - MS
The Entry-level concentration prepares individuals with bachelor’s degrees in disciplines other than nursing to assume entry-level positions as professional registered nurses. The Entry-level concentration builds upon the student’s previous educational preparation at the baccalaureate level and provides an intense, accelerated and specialized nursing curriculum. Prior to admission, applicants must complete six prerequisite courses. Only one course may be repeated one time, this includes withdrawals. See the Admission section of this catalog for details.
Upon completion of the Entry-Level concentration, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®) and certification as public health nurses.
The Entry-level curriculum includes classroom, lab and clinical components, and utilizes traditional classroom, hybrid and online formats. Courses are offered primarily evenings and weekends. Some courses may require additional weekday commitments. Students are expected to reduce outside commitments to accommodate the demands of this intensive course of study. The 57-credit curriculum is a full-time program of study completed in 26 months, including two summers.
Nursing: Entry-Level Curriculum
|NURS 5000||Introduction to Nursing Science and Practice||8|
|NURS 5001||Foundations in Evidence-Guided Nursing Practice||6|
|NURS 5002||Application of Evidence-Guided Nursing Practice||6|
|NURS 6004||Ethics and Health Care||2|
|NURS 6007||Promoting and Protecting the Health of Vulnerable Populations||2|
|NURS 6011||Global Health and Populations||3|
|NURS 6012||Basic Graduate Nursing Informatics||2|
|NURS 6015||Family Centered and Population Focused Care||6|
|NURS 6063||Evidence-Based Practice||3|
|NURS 6140||Advanced Health Assessment across the Lifespan||2|
|NURS 6160||Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology across the Lifespan||3|
|NURS 6223||Advanced Pharmacology across the Lifespan||3|
|NURS 7000||Nursing Leadership in Complex Health Care Systems: High Acuity Care||7|
|NURS 7100||Nursing Leadership in Complex Health Care Systems: Assimilation into Prof Nursing Practice||4|