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1 Master of Science in Academic Programs of Study MSN

2 Contents ACCREDITATION AND EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES... 3 OVERVIEW OF SPECIALTY TRACKS... 4 TRACKS... 6 MSN ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER... 6 MSN ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER... 9 MSN ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER WITH HIV CERTIFICATE MSN FAMILY PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER MSN PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER MSN ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL CRITICAL CARE CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST MSN ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL HEALTH CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST MSN HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT MSN PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING MSN PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING WITH PATHWAY TO NURSE MIDWIFERY MSN HEATLH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT/ CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST, ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL CRITICAL CARE MSN HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST, ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL HEALTH MSN PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING/MPH DUAL DEGREE MSN ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER/MPH DUAL DEGREE MSN ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER WITH HIV/MPH DUAL DEGREE MSN FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER/MPH DUAL DEGREE MSN PEDIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER/MPH DUAL DEGREE ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER POST MASTER S CERTIFICATE ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER POST MASTER S CERTIFICATE FAMILY PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER POST MASTER S CERTIFICATE PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER POST MASTER S CERTIFICATE ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL HEALTH CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST POST MASTER S CERTIFICATE PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST POST MASTER S... 84

3 ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL CRITICAL CARE CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST POST MASTER S CERTIFICATE NURSING EDUCATION POST MASTER S CERTIFICATE PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER POST-MASTER S CERTIFICATE PRE AND CO REQUISITES... 92

4 ACCREDITATION AND EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES The Master s Program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Education (CCNE), current through 12/31/2018. The goal of the Master s Program is to prepare nurse experts in advanced practice and/or management. Graduates will be qualified for leadership positions in professional nursing practice and patient centered health care delivery. Graduate study and research opportunities are available in select clinical areas, health policy, nursing management, and health care service administration. Graduates are prepared to work throughout all areas of the health care system including the public and private sectors as well as international leadership roles. The program broadens the perspective of students by requiring them to take innovative interdisciplinary approaches to the resolution of health care problems based on evidence, theory, and disciplined scholarship. All course work in the Master s Program, both clinical and classroom, is organized around 8 conceptual threads. Students develop progressive understanding and expertise in relation to these threads and learning is structured to accomplish a related set of outcomes that are considered essential to advanced nursing practice. MASTERS PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES Conceptual Thread Theory Advanced Practice Management/Leadership Social & Health Policy Research Ethical Decision Making Cultural Competence Professional Role Development Educational Outcome Apply knowledge from the sciences and humanities to the advanced practice of nursing. Demonstrate advanced skills and expertise in nursing practice. Apply management skills to improve services in a variety of health care systems. Apply management skills to improve services in a variety of health care systems. Analyze the influences of social and health policy on health care delivery and clinical practice. Utilize the research process to address problems within areas of advanced clinical nursing practice and nursing systems. Demonstrate ethical decision-making in advanced nursing practice. Demonstrate cultural competence in advanced nursing practice. Contribute to the advancement of the nursing profession. The Master of Science in (MSN) includes several specialty tracks each of which includes core, cognate, focused theoretical, and clinical or management courses in the selected area of study. MSN specialty tracks require 36 to 67 credits (includes joint degree programs) during a minimum of months of full-time study. Graduates will have completed the educational requirements for appropriate certification. Fulltime and part-time study are available. Students matriculated in the JHU School of are required to satisfy all academic requirements and adhere to all policies of the School. Students are expected to complete degree requirements within 5 years of enrollment. 3

5 OVERVIEW OF SPECIALTY TRACKS TRACKS # of SEMESTERS # of Credit MSN Adult/Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner MSN Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MSN Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with HIV MSN Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MSN Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner MSN Adult/Gerontological Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist MSN Adult/Gerontological Health Clinical Nurse Specialist MSN Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist MSN Health Systems Management MSN Public Health MSN Public Health with Pathway to Midwifery MSN Health Systems Management/Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Health MSN Health Systems Management/Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Critical Care MSN Public Health /Master of Public Health MSN Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/Master of Public Health 4 semesters FT 7 semesters PT 4 semesters FT 7 semesters PT 4 semesters & 1 term FT 7 semesters & 1 term PT 5 semesters FT 8 semesters PT 4 semesters FT 7 semesters PT 4 semesters FT 7 semesters PT 4 semesters FT 7 semesters PT 4 semesters FT 7 semesters PT 4 semesters FT 7 semesters PT 4 semesters FT 7 semesters PT 4 semesters FT 7 semesters PT 6 semesters FT 7 semesters PT 6 semesters FT 7 semesters PT 5 semesters FT 8 semesters PT 7 semesters FT 10 semesters PT credits & 60 PH units 51 credits & 60 PH units # of Clinical MSN Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with HIV /Master of Public Health MSN Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/Master of Public Health MSN Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/Master of Public Health 7 semesters & 1 term FT 10 semesters & 1 term PT 7 semesters FT 10 semesters PT 7 semesters FT 10 semesters PT 61 credits & 60 PH units 61 credits & 60 PH units 51 credits/60 PH units Post Master s Education Certificate 3 semesters PT 12 n/a

6 Post Master s Adult/Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 4 semesters FT 6 semesters PT Post Master s Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 4 semesters PT Post Master s Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 5 semesters PT Post Master s Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 4 semesters PT Post Master s Adult/Gerontological Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Post Master s Adult/Gerontological Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Post Master s Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist 4 semesters FT 7 semesters PT 4 semesters FT 7 semesters PT 4 semesters FT 7 semesters PT Post Master s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 3 semesters PT

7 TRACKS MSN ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER This specialty track prepares the student to diagnose and manage health problems of acutely and critically ill individuals across the adult lifespan. Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioners work in acute and complex care settings such as critical care units, hospitals or specialty services and in other settings where patients are physiologically unstable, technologically dependent, require frequent monitoring and intervention, or are highly vulnerable for complications. The development of the curriculum is based on the Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs (2012), the National Task Force on Quality Nurse Practitioner Education and other national advanced practice, specialty focused standards and guidelines [AACN Scope and Standards Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practice, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 2012) and the Adult - Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies (American Association of Colleges of, 2012)]. Clinical practica and number of clinical hours: 706 hours of clinical experiences in a variety of settings, allow students to acquire experience providing patient care management across the full adult lifespan (young adults to frail elders) and the continuum of acute, chronic, and critical care. Gerontology rich experiences in complex long term care, acute rehabilitation, Acute Care of Elders (ACE) units and Nurses Improving Care of Healthcare for Elders (NICHE) hospitals are included. Certification: Graduates of the Adult/Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track are eligible to apply for certification as an Adult/Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses or the American Nurses Credentialing Center Didactic and Clinical Courses: Core Courses NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Context of Health Care of Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research Advanced Practice Core Courses NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Assessment and 1 n/a Adult/Geriatric Variation NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Specialty Courses NR Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2 n/a NR Diagnoses, Symptom and Illness Management I 2 - Adult n/a 6

8 NR Advanced Practice in Acute Care I NR Advanced Practice in Acute Care II NR Advanced Practice in : Clinical Topics & 4 Professional Issues Acute/Critical Care 250 NR Advanced Diagnosis and Therapeutics 2 n/a Sample Plan of Study Full Time: 38 Total Credits 706 Total Clinical Year 1 - FALL NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research NR Health Assessment and - 1 n/a Adult/Geriatric Variation NR Diagnoses, Symptom and Illness Management I - 2 n/a Adult NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 NR Advanced Diagnosis and Therapeutics 2 n/a Year 1 - SPRING NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2 n/a NR Advanced Practice in Acute Care I Year 1 - SUMMER NR Advanced Practice in Acute Care II Year 2 - FALL NR NR NR Sample Plan of Study Part Time: Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for Context of Health Care of Advanced Practice Advanced Practice in : Clinical Topics & Professional Issues - Acute/Critical Care Total Credits 706 Total Clinical Year 1 - FALL NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Year 1 - SPRING NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis of NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 2 n/a Year 1 SUMMER 7

9 NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research Year 2 - FALL NR Health Assessment and Adult/Geriatric Variation NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management I - Adult 1 n/a 2 n/a NR Health Assessment and 2 36 NR Advanced Diagnosis and Therapeutics 2 n/a Year 2 - SPRING NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Advanced Practice in Acute Care I Year 2 - SUMMER NR Advanced Practice in Acute Care II Year 3 - FALL NR Advanced Practice : Clinical Topics & Professional Issues - Acute/Critical Care Total Credits 706 Total Clinical 8

10 MSN ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER This specialty track prepares the student to provide person-centered evidenced based primary care to young adults (including late adolescents and emancipated minors), adults, and older adults (including young-old, old, and old-old adults). Emphasis is placed on the primary care management of acute episodic and chronic conditions and integration of health promotion and disease prevention throughout the adult lifespan. The development of the curriculum is based on the National Task Force Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs (2012), the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) NP Core Competencies with Curriculum Content (2014) and the Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies (2012) and the Adult / Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies (2010). Clinical practica and number of clinical hours: Clinical experiences are diverse and occur in a variety of settings such as; primary care practices in ambulatory and tertiary care settings, private practices, federally qualified health centers, urgent care centers, continuing care retirement communities as well as specialty care clinics. Students complete a total of 640 clinical hours. Certification: Graduates are eligible to apply for one of the following certification exams: The Adult- Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (http://www.nursecredentialing.org/adultgeroprimarycarenp) or the Adult- Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (https://www.aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/index). Didactic and Clinical Courses: Core Courses NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for NR Application of Research to Practice NR Context of Health Care of Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research Advanced Core Courses NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Assessment and - 1 n/a Adult/Gero Variation NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Specialty Courses NR Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2 n/a NR Diagnoses Symptom and Illness Management I 2 n/a Adult/Gero NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care I Adult/Gero NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care II Adult/Gero NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II Adult/Gero 2 n/a 9

11 NR Advanced Practice : Clinical Topics & Professional Issues Adult/Gero NR Human Development Throughout the Lifespan 2 n/a Total 40 Credits Total 640 Clinical Sample Plan of Study Full Time: Year 1 FALL NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Assessment and - 1 n/a NR Adult/Gero Variation Diagnoses Symptom and Illness Management I 2 n/a NR Year 1 SPRING NR Adult/Gero Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research NR Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2 n/a NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care I NR Adult/Gero Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II 2 n/a Adult/Gero NR Human Development Throughout the Lifespan 2 n/a Year 1 - SUMMER NR Application of Research to Practice NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care II Adult/Gero Year 2 FALL NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for NR Context of Health Care of Advanced Practice NR Advanced Practice : Clinical Topics & Professional Issues Adult/Gero Sample Plan of Study Part time: Total Credits 640 Total Clinical Year 1 FALL NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research Year 1 SPRING NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Clinical Pharmacology 10

12 NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 2 n/a Year 1 SUMMER NR Application of Research to Practice Year 2 FALL NR Health Assessment and - 1 n/a Adult/Gero Variation NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness 2 n/a Management I Adult/Gero NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 NR Human Development Across the Lifespan 2 n/a Year 2 SPRING NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care I Adult/Gero NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II Adult/Gero Year 2 SUMMER NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care II Adult/Gero Year 3 FALL NR Advanced Practice : Clinical Topics & Professional Issues - Adult/Gero 2 n/a Total Credits 640 Total Clinical 11

13 MSN ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER WITH HIV CERTIFICATE This specialty track prepares the student to provide person-centered evidenced based primary care to young adults (including late adolescents and emancipated minors), adults, and older adults (including young-old, old, and old-old adults). Emphasis is placed on the primary care management of acute episodic and chronic conditions and integration of health promotion and disease prevention throughout the adult lifespan. In addition, the HIV certificate prepares the student to provide primary care for persons living with HIV, thus providing early diagnosis and care associated with chronic disease management and aging with HIV/AIDS as well as the general primary care patient. The development of the curriculum is based on the National Task Force Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs (2012), the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) NP Core Competencies with Curriculum Content (2014) and the Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies (2012) and the Adult / Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies (2010), and the integration of HIV specialty and primary care content within the AGNP program to address the key populations impacted by HIV/AIDS. Clinical practica and number of clinical hours: Clinical experiences are diverse and occur in a variety of settings such as; primary care practices in ambulatory and tertiary care settings, private practices, federally qualified health centers, urgent care centers, continuing care retirement communities as well as specialty care clinics. Students complete a total of 640 clinical hours and 112 hours of specialty clinical experience in HIV for a total of 752 clinical hours. Certification: Graduates are eligible to apply for one of the following certification exams: The Adult- Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner exam through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (http://www.nursecredentialing.org/adultgeroprimarycarenp) or the Adult- Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (https://www.aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/index).those who earn a master's degree as an adult/geriatric primary care nurse practitioner and a certified HIV primary care provider will be eligible for: National certification by taking the Advanced AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (AACRN) examination And membership in the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Didactic and Clinical Courses: Core Courses NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for NR Application of Research to Practice NR Context of Health Care of Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research Advanced Core Courses NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Assessment and - Adult/Gero Variation NR Advanced Health Assessment and 1 n/a

14 Specialty Courses NR Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2 n/a NR Diagnoses Symptom and Illness Management I 2 n/a Adult/Gero NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care I Adult/Gero NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care II Adult/Gero NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management 2 n/a II Adult/Gero NR Advanced Practice : Clinical Topics & Professional Issues Adult/Gero NR Human Development Throughout the Lifespan 2 n/a NR Diagnosis, Care and Management of Persons with HIV/AIDS (Local to Global) NR Health Assessment: HIV & Associated 1 56 Comorbidities NR Complex Continuity Care of HIV 3 56 NR Health Disparities in Practice Total 50 Credits Total 752 Clinical Sample Plan of Study Full Time: Year 1 - FALL NR Physiological/Pathophysiological NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Assessment and - 1 n/a Adult/Geriatric Variations NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management I 2 n/a - Adult/Gero NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 NR Health Disparities in Practice Year 1 WINTER NR Diagnosis, Care and Management of Persons with HIV/AIDS (Local to Global) NR Health Assessment: HIV & Associated 1 56 Comorbidities Year 1 SPRING NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 2 n/a NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care I Adult/Gero NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II 2 n/a Adult/Gero NR Human Development Across the Lifespan 2 n/a Year 1 SUMMER NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care II - Adults

15 Year 2 FALL NR NR NR Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis for Context of Healthcare for Advanced Practice Advanced Practice : Clinical Topics and Professional Issues - Adult NP NR Complex Continuity Care of HIV Total Credits 752 Total Clinical Sample Plan of Study Part Time: Year 1 - FALL NR Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis for NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Clinical Pharmacology Year 1 SPRING NR Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2 n/a NR Human Development Across the Lifespan 2 n/a NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning Year 1 SUMMER NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Year 2 FALL NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice Advanced Health Assessment and 2 n/a NR Health Assessment and - 1 n/a Adult/Gero Variations NR Diagnosis, Symptom Illness Management I 2 36 Adult/Gero NR Health Disparities in Practice Year 2 - WINTER NR Diagnosis, Care and Management HIV NR Health Assessment: HIV & Associated Comorbidities 1 56 Year 2 SPRING NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness 2 n/a Management II Adult/Gero NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care I Year 2 SUMMER NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care II Year 3 FALL NR Advanced Practice NR Complex Continuity Care HIV Total Credits 752 Total Clinical 14

16 MSN FAMILY PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER This specialty track prepares the student to practice at an advanced level to provide care to individuals and families across the lifespan (including pediatric through geriatric populations). Family primary care nurse practitioners (FNPs) provide the initial, ongoing and comprehensive care to patients in ambulatory and outpatient settings. FNPs assess, diagnose, and treat acute and chronic illnesses, and are responsible and accountable for providing preventative health care, including health promotion, disease prevention, and health education and counseling. As a FNP, these advanced practice nurses are committed to family-centered care within the context of the community. The development of the curriculum is based on family nurse practitioner population-focused nurse practitioner (NP) competencies defined by the 2008 Consensus Model for APRN Regulations: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education, and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Family/Across the Lifespan Competencies. Clinical practica and number of clinical hours: FNP students complete 736 precepted clinical hours working with NP, physician, or physician assistant preceptors in a variety healthcare settings, including family practice, internal medicine, pediatric, women s health, geriatric, specialty, employee health, student health, correctional faculties, school based clinics, federally qualified health centers, and nurse managed clinics. Students complete a total of 736 clinical hours. Certification: Graduates are eligible to apply for one of the following certification exams through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Certification Program or through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program https://www.aanpcert.org/ptistore/resource/documents/2013%20candidaterenewalhandbook%20- Rev%2011%2025%202013%20forNCCA(FINAL).pdf Didactic and Clinical Courses: Core Courses NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for NR Application of Research to Practice NR Context of Health Care of Advance Practice NR Statistical Literacy & Reasoning in Advanced Practice Core Courses n/a NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Assessment and 1 n/a Adult/Gero Variations NR Health Assessment and 1 n/a Pediatric Variations NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Specialty Courses NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 2 n/a NR Diagnoses, Symptom and Illness Management I 2 n/a Adult/Gero NR Diagnoses, Symptom and Illness Management I Pediatric 2 n/a 15

17 NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care I Adult/Gero NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care I Pediatric NR Diagnoses, Symptom and Illness Management II 2 n/a Adult/Gero NR Diagnoses, Symptom and Illness Management II 2 n/a Pediatric NR Advanced Practice in Women s Health NR Family as a Unit: Clinical Integration NR Human and Family Development Across the Lifespan 49 Total Credits 736 Total Clinical Sample Plan of Study Full Time: Year 1 - FALL NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Assessment and - 1 n/a Adult/Gero Variations NR Health Assessment and - 1 n/a Pediatric Variations NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management I 2 n/a Adult/Gero NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management I 2 n/a NR Year 1 - SPRING NR Pediatric Advanced Health Assessment and Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis for NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in NR Research Advanced Practice in Primary Care I - Adult/Gero NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II Adult Gero NR Human and Family Development throughout the Lifespan Year 1 - SUMMER NR Context of Healthcare for Advanced Practice n/a NR Advanced Practice in Women s Health Year 2 - FALL NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care I Pediatrics NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II 2 n/a Pediatrics Year 2 - SPRING NR Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2 n/a NR Family as a Unit: Clinical Integration

18 Total Credits 49 Total Clinical 736 Sample Plan of Study Part Time: Year 1 - FALL NR Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis for NR Physiology/Pathophysiology Year 1 - SPRING NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Human and Family Development Throughout the Lifespan Year 1 SUMMER NR Context of Healthcare for Advanced Practice Year 2 - FALL NR Health Assessment and - Adult/Gero Variations NR Health Assessment and - Pediatric Variations NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management I Adult/Gero NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management I - Pediatric NR Advanced Health Assessment and Year 2 - SPRING NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in NR Research Advanced Practice in Primary Care I - NR Adult/Gero Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II Adult Gero 1 n/a 1 n/a 2 n/a 2 n/a n/a Year 2 - SUMMER NR Advanced Practice in Women s Health Year 3 - FALL NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care I - Pediatric NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II 2 n/a Pediatric Year 2 - SPRING NR Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2 n/a NR Family as a Unit: Clinical Integration Total Credits 49 Total Clinical

19 MSN PEDIATRIC PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER This specialty track prepares the student to care for children, from newborn through adolescence, and includes the management of well children and management in illness. Strong emphasis is placed on the use of evidence based practice and patient / family centered care. The development of the curriculum is based on the National Task Force Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs (2012), the Nurse Practitioner Core Competencies (2011), and Population- Focused Nurse Practitioner Competencies: Pediatric Primary Care (2013) (NONPF). Clinical practica and number of clinical hours: Clinical experiences are diverse and include a variety of settings, such as primary care practices, outpatient specialty clinics, and schools. Mentored patient care experiences based on the individual needs of the student are a cornerstone of the program. Fulltime and part-time study is available. Students complete a total of 584 clinical hours. Certification: Graduates are eligible to apply for the following certification exams through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (http://www.nursecredentialing.org/pediatricnp) or Pediatric Certification Board (http://www.pncb.org/ptistore/control/exams/pnp/steps). Didactic and Clinical Courses: Core Courses NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for NR Application of Research to Practice NR Context of Health Care of Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research Advanced Practice Core Courses NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Assessment and - 1 n/a Pediatric Variation NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Specialty Courses NR Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2 n/a NR Diagnoses Symptom and Illness Management I 2 n/a Pediatric NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care I - Pediatric NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care II Pediatric NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management 2 n/a II - Pediatric NR Advanced Practice : Clinical Topics & Professional Issues - Pediatric NR Human Development Throughout the Lifespan 2 n/a 40 Total Credit 584 Total Clinical 18

20 Sample Plan of Study Full Time: Year 1 - FALL NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Advanced Health Assessment and 1 n/a NR Pediatric Variation Diagnoses Symptom and Illness Management I Pediatric 2 n/a NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Year 1 - SPRING NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in NR Research Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 2 n/a NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care I - Pediatric NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II 2 n/a - Pediatric NR Human Development Throughout the Lifespan 2 n/a Year 1 - SUMMER NR Application of Research to Practice NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care II Year 2 FALL NR NR NR Pediatric Sample Plan of Study Part time: Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for Context of Health Care of Advanced Practice Advanced Practice : Clinical Topics & Professional Issues - Pediatrics Total Credits 584 Total Clinical Year 1 - FALL NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research Year 1 - SPRING NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 2 n/a Year 1 SUMMER NR Application of Research to Practice Year 2 - FALL NR Advanced Health Assessment and - Pediatric Variation 1 n/a 19

21 NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management I 2 n/a - Pediatric NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 NR Human Development Across the Lifespan 2 n/a Year 2 - SPRING NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care I Pediatric NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management 2 n/a II - Pediatric Year 2 - SUMMER NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care II Year 3 - FALL NR Pediatric Advanced Practice : Clinical Topics & Professional Issues, Pediatrics Total Credits 584 Total Clinical 20

22 MSN ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL CRITICAL CARE CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST This specialty track prepares the student to ensure high quality, safe, and cost effective nursing care and patient outcomes for adults and older adults across the health-illness continuum. Graduates of the CNS track use their depth of expertise, developed through professional practice and graduate education, to provide, manage, support, and improve the nursing and health care provided to patients who have chronic, acute and critical illnesses. CNSs advance the care of patients, families, groups and the nursing profession through collaboration, consultation and teaching. They conduct research and evaluate and apply evidence and use ethical decision making to solve problems. CNSs operate within three spheres of influence, including patients, nurses, and care systems. The development of the curriculum is based on the Criteria for the Evaluation of Clinical Nurse Specialist Master s, Practice Doctorate, and Post-graduate Certificate Educational Programs (NACNS, 2011), and national CNS competency and standards statements (Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Competencies [NACNS 2009], Scope and Standards for Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice [AACN 2014], Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Competencies [American Association of Colleges of, 2010]). Clinical practica and number of clinical hours: Students complete a total of 540 clinical hours. Certification: Graduates are eligible to apply for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) certification Didactic and Clinical Courses: Core Courses NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research Advanced Practice Core Courses NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Assessment and 1 n/a Adult/Gero Variations NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Specialty Courses NR CNS I: Role Practicum NR CNS II: Expert Practice Practicum NR CNS III: Outcomes Practicum NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care I - 1 n/a Adult NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care II - Adult 1 n/a NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 1 n/a 21

23 NR Program Development and Evaluation 2 n/a NR 110.XXX Education Course 38 Total Credits 540 Total Clinical Sample Plan of Study Full Time: Year 1 - FALL NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research NR CNS I: Role Practicum NR 110.XXX Education Course Year 1 - SPRING NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Assessment and 1 n/a Adult/Gero Variations NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Year 1 - SUMMER NR CNS II: Expert Practice Practicum NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care I - 1 n/a Adult NR Program Development and Evaluation 2 n/a Year 2 - FALL NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for NR CNS III: Outcomes Practicum NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care II - Adult 1 n/a NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 1 n/a 38 Total Credits 540 Total Clinical Sample Plan of Study Part time: Year 1 - FALL NR NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research Year 1 - SPRING NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Clinical Pharmacology Year 1 SUMMER NR Program Development and Evaluation 2 n/a 22

24 NR 110.XXX Education Course Year 2 - FALL NR Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis of NR CNS I: Role Practicum NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 1 n/a Year 2 - SPRING NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Health Assessment and 1 n/a Adult/Gero Variations NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Year 2 - SUMMER NR CNS II: Expert Practice Practicum NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care I - 1 n/a Adult Year 3 - FALL NR CNS III: Outcomes Practicum NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care II - Adult 1 n/a 38 Total Credits 540 Total Clinical 23

25 MSN ADULT/GERONTOLOGICAL HEALTH CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST This specialty track prepares the student to ensure high quality, safe, and cost effective nursing care and patient outcomes for adults and older adults across the health-illness continuum. Graduates of the CNS track use their depth of expertise, developed through professional practice and graduate education, to provide, manage, support, and improve the nursing and health care provided to patients with chronic and acute illnesses. CNSs advance the care of patients, families, groups and the nursing profession through collaboration, consultation and teaching. They conduct research and evaluate and apply evidence and use ethical decision making to solve problems. CNSs operate within three spheres of influence, including patients, nurses, and care systems. The development of the curriculum is based on the Criteria for the Evaluation of Clinical Nurse Specialist Master s, Practice Doctorate, and Post-graduate Certificate Educational Programs (NACNS, 2011), and national CNS competency and standards statements (Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Competencies [NACNS 2009], Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Competencies [American Association of Colleges of, 2010]). Clinical practica and number of clinical hours: Students complete a total of 540 clinical hours. Certification: Graduates are eligible to apply for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) certification Didactic and Clinical Courses: Core Courses NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research Advanced Practice Core Courses NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Assessment and 1 n/a Adult/Gero Variations NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Specialty Courses NR CNS I: Role Practicum NR CNS II: Expert Practice Practicum NR CNS III: Outcomes Practicum NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care I - 1 n/a Adult NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care II - Adult 1 n/a NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 1 n/a NR Program Development and Evaluation 2 n/a 24

26 NR 110.XXX Education Course 38 Total Credits 540 Total Clinical Sample Plan of Study Full Time: Year 1 - FALL NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research NR CNS I: Role Practicum NR 110.XXX Education Course Year 1 - SPRING NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Assessment and 1 n/a Adult/Gero Variations NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Year 1 - SUMMER NR CNS II: Expert Practice Practicum NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care I - 1 n/a Adults NR Program Development and Evaluation 2 n/a Year 2 - FALL NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for NR CNS III: Outcomes Practicum NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care II - 1 n/a Adults NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 1 n/a Sample Plan of Study Part time: 38 Total Credits 540 Total Clinical Year 1 - FALL NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research Year 1 - SPRING NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Clinical Pharmacology Year 1 SUMMER NR Program Development and Evaluation 2 n/a NR 110.XXX Education Course Year 2 - FALL 25

27 NR CNS I: Role Practicum NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 1 n/a Year 2 - SPRING NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Health Assessment and 1 n/a Adult/Gero Variations NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Year 2 - SUMMER NR CNS II: Expert Practice Practicum NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care I - Adult 1 n/a Year 3 - FALL NR Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis for NR CNS III: Outcomes Practicum NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care II - 1 n/a Adult 38 Total Credits 540 Total Clinical 26

28 PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST This specialty track prepares the student to ensure high quality, safe, and cost effective nursing care and patient outcomes for children across the health-illness continuum. Graduates of the CNS track use their depth of expertise, developed through professional practice and graduate education, to provide, manage, support, and improve the nursing and health care provided to patients with chronic, acute and critical illnesses. CNSs advance the care of patients, families, groups and the nursing profession through collaboration, consultation and teaching. They conduct research, evaluate and apply evidence, and use ethical decision making to solve problems. CNSs operate within three spheres of influence, including patients, nurses, and care systems. The development of the curriculum is based on the Criteria for the Evaluation of Clinical Nurse Specialist Master s, Practice Doctorate, and Post-graduate Certificate Educational Programs (NACNS, 2011), and national CNS competency and standards statements (Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Competencies [NACNS 2009] and Scope and Standards for Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice [AACN 2014]). Clinical practica and number of clinical hours: 540 clinical hours enable graduates to sit for available national certification exams. Certification: Graduates are eligible to apply for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) certification Didactic and Clinical Courses: Core Courses NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research Advanced Practice Core Courses NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Assessment and - Pediatric 1 n/a Variations NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Specialty Courses NR CNS I: Role Practicum NR CNS II: Expert Practice Practicum NR CNS III: Outcomes Practicum NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care I - 1 n/a Pediatrics NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care II - Pediatrics 1 n/a NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 1 n/a NR Program Development and Evaluation 2 n/a NR Human Development Across the Lifespan 2 n/a 27

29 NR 110.XXX Education Course 40 Total Credits 540 Total Clinical Sample Plan of Study Full Time: Year 1 - FALL NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research NR CNS I: Role Practicum NR Human Development Across the Lifespan 2 n/a NR 110.XXX Education Course Year 1 - SPRING NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Clinical Pharmacology NR Health Assessment and Pediatric 1 n/a Variations NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Year 1 - SUMMER NR CNS II: Expert Practice Practicum NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care I - 1 n/a Pediatrics NR Program Development and Evaluation 2 n/a Year 2 - FALL NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for NR CNS III: Outcomes Practicum NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care II - 1 n/a Pediatrics NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 1 n/a 40 Total Credits 540 Total Clinical Sample Plan of Study Part Time: Year 1 - FALL NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research Year 1 - SPRING NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Clinical Pharmacology Year 1 SUMMER NR Program Development and Evaluation 2 n/a 28

30 NR 110.XXX Education Course Year 2 - FALL NR CNS I: Role Practicum NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 1 n/a NR Human Development Across the Lifespan 2 n/a Year 2 - SPRING NR Physiology/Pathophysiology NR Health Assessment and Pediatric 1 n/a Variations NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Year 2 - SUMMER NR CNS II: Expert Practice Practicum NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care I - 1 n/a Pediatrics Year 3 - FALL NR Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis of NR CNS III: Outcomes Practicum NR Clinical Judgment in Acute & Critical Care II - Pediatrics 1 n/a 40 Total Credits 540 Total Clinical 29

31 MSN HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT This specialty track prepares the student to assume leadership positions in a number of healthcare settings, including public and private sector hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, and long-term care facilities; facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration, provide critical analyses of healthcare outcomes, and develop innovative redesigns of healthcare delivery systems; serve as experts in fiscal management, legal and ethical issues, strategic planning, and organizational structures; manage a healthcare system that incorporates modern technology, evidence-based decision making, information and outcomes management, and nursing core values of quality care. The development of the curriculum is based on AACN Masters Essentials, AONE Competencies, ANA Scope and Standards of Practice for Nurse Administrators. Clinical practica and number of clinical hours: Clinical practicum in HSM I (40 hours), HSM II (168 hours) and HSM III (168 hours) for a total of 376 clinical hours. Certification: Certification for Nurse Executives and Nurse Executives, Advanced is based on experience and hours of practice, not educational preparation. Graduates are eligible to apply for certifications available for nurse executives: American Nurses Credentialing Center (http://www.nursecredentialing.org/nurseexecutive) American Organization of Nurse Executives (http://www.aone.org/resources/certification/about_certifications.shtml) Didactic and Clinical Courses: Core Courses NR Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis for NR Application of Research to Practice NR Context for Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research Specialty Courses NR Program Development and Evaluation in Health 2 n/a Care NR Leadership and Management in Health Care NR Health Systems Management I 3 40 NR Business Plan 1 n/a NR Health Systems Management II Specialty Practice NR Health Systems Management III Outcomes Management NR Leadership for the Complex Learning 2 n/a Additional NR XXX.XXX Organizations Financial Theory Requirement 2 n/a NR XXX.XXX Management Elective 2 n/a NR XXX.XXX Management Elective 2 n/a 35 Total Credits 376 Total Clinical 30

32 Sample Plan of Study Full Time: Year 1 - FALL NR Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis for NR Context for Advanced Practice NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research NR Health Systems Management I 3 40 Year 1 - SPRING NR Applications of Research to Practice NR Leadership and Management in Health Care NR Health Systems Management II Specialty Practice NR XXX.XXX Financial Theory Requirement 2 n/a Year 1 - SUMMER NR Program Development and Evaluation in Health 2 n/a Care NR Leadership for Complex Learning 2 n/a Year 2 - FALL NR Organizations Business Plan 1 n/a NR Health Systems Management III Outcomes Management NR XXX.XXX Management Elective 2 n/a NR XXX.XXX Management Elective 2 n/a 35 Total Credits 376 Total Clinical Sample Plan of Study Part time: Year 1 - FALL NR Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis for NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research Year 1 SPRING NR Applications of Research to Practice NR 110.XXX Management Elective 2 n/a NR 110.XXX Financial Management Theory Requirement 2 n/a Year 1 SUMMER NR NR Year 2 - FALL NR Program Development and Evaluation in Health Care Leadership for Complex Learning Organizations Context of Healthcare for Advanced Practice 2 n/a 2 n/a NR Health Systems Management I 3 40 Year 2 - SPRING NR Leadership and Management in Health Care 31

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