The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program with a major in Primary Health Care (PHC) Nurse Practitioner prepares advanced practice nurses for career opportunities in a variety of evolving health care environments. Graduates of this program with a concentration in either the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (ANP) or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) are eligible to seek national certification as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner.
The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) (One Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1120; telephone number 202-887-6791).
Required Courses in the Major (46 credits) NGR 6002 Health Appraisal and Interpretation (3) NGR 6002L Health Appraisal and Interpretation - Practice (1) NGR 6140 Pathophysiology I (2) NGR 6144 Pathophysiology II (2) NGR 6156 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology I (2) NGR 6165 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology II (2) NGR 6460 Pharmacology I (4) NGR 6461 Pharmacology II (4) NGR 6894 Global Trends & Practice Perspectives (3) NGR 6712 Foundations of Nursing Education (3) NGR 6731 Entrepreneurship (2) NGR 6740 Concepts & Roles in Advanced Nursing (3) NGR 6811 Scholarly Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice (3) NGR 6240 Primary Health Care I (4) NGR 6240L Primary Health Care I - Practice (2) NGR 6741 Primary Health Care II (4) NGR 6741L Primary Health Care II - Practice (2)
Concentration Requirements (12 credits)
Complete one of the following concentrations:
Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration* NGR 6305 Primary Health Care III (4) NGR 6305L Primary Health Care III - Practice (2) NGR 6252 Primary Health Care IV (2) NGR 6252L Primary Health Care IV - Practice (4)
*For those seeking national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration** NGR 6252 Primary Health Care IV (2) NGR 6252L Primary Health Care IV - Practice (4) NGR 6215 Primary Health Care V (4) NGR 6215L Primary Health Care V (2)
**For those seeking national certification as Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP)
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED: 58 HRS
Additional Graduation Requirements
Apply for graduation by deadline indicated in the university calendar.
Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Students in the program must meet specific progression, clinical and graduation requirements. See Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program Guidebook.
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