Nursing: Entry Level - MS

Program Description

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 5000Introduction to Nursing Science and Practice8
NURS 5001Foundations in Evidence-Guided Nursing Practice6
NURS 5002Application of Evidence-Guided Nursing Practice6
NURS 6004Ethics and Health Care2
NURS 6007Promoting and Protecting the Health of Vulnerable Populations2
NURS 6011Global Health and Populations3
NURS 6012Basic Graduate Nursing Informatics2
NURS 6015Family Centered and Population Focused Care6
NURS 6063Evidence-Based Practice3
NURS 6140Advanced Health Assessment across the Lifespan2
NURS 6160Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology across the Lifespan3
NURS 6223Advanced Pharmacology across the Lifespan3
NURS 7000Nursing Leadership in Complex Health Care Systems: High Acuity Care7
NURS 7100Nursing Leadership in Complex Health Care Systems: Assimilation into Prof Nursing Practice4
Total Credits57