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1 Master of Science in Academic Programs of Study MSN

2 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1) ACCREDITATION AND EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES 3 2) REGISTRATION AND ADVISING 3) COURSE LOAD See Policies 4) CLINICAL EXPERIENCES See Policies 5) OVERVIEW OF SPECIALTY TRACKS 4 6) TRACKS a. Master of Science in, Specialty Tracks: Adult/Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 6 Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 9 Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 12 with HIV Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 15 Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 18 Adult/Gerontological Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist 21 Adult/Gerontological Health Clinical Nurse Specialist 24 Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist 27 Health Systems Management 30 Public Health 33 Public Health with a Pathway to Nurse Midwifery 36 b. MSN Dual Track Options: Health Systems Management/Clinical Nurse Specialist, 39 Adult Critical Care Health Systems Management/Clinical Nurse Specialist, 43 Adult Health c. Dual Degree Options: MSN Public Health /Master of Public Health 47 MSN Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse 51 Practitioner/Master of Public Health MSN Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 56 with HIV/Master of Public Health MSN Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/Master of 62 Public Health MSN Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/Master of 67 Public Health d. Post-Master s Certificate Options: Adult/Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 72 Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 75 Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 77 Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 79 Adult/Gerontological Health Clinical Nurse Specialist 81 Adult/Gerontological Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist 84

3 Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist 87 Education (can be taken alongside any MSN, DNP, 90 or PhD degree or as a standalone) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 91 7) PRE AND CO REQUISITES 93

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 # of Clinical MSN Adult/Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 4 semesters FT semesters PT MSN Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 4 semesters FT semesters PT MSN Adult/Gerontological Primary Care with HIV Nurse Practitioner 4 semesters & 1 term FT semesters & 1 term PT MSN Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 5 semesters FT semesters PT MSN Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 4 semesters FT semesters PT MSN Adult/Gerontological Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist 4 semesters FT semesters PT MSN Adult/Gerontological Health Clinical Nurse Specialist 4 semesters FT semesters PT MSN Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist 4 semesters FT semesters PT MSN Health Systems Management 4 semesters FT semesters PT MSN Public Health 4 semesters FT semesters PT MSN Public Health with Pathway to Midwifery 4 semesters FT semesters PT MSN Health Systems Management/Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Health 6 semesters FT semesters PT MSN Health Systems Management/Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Critical 6 semesters FT Care 7 semesters PT MSN Public Health /Master of Public Health 5 semesters FT 36 credits & semesters PT PH units MSN Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/Master of Public Health 7 semesters FT 10 semesters PT 51 credits & 60 PH units 864 MSN Adult/Gerontological Primary Care with HIV Nurse Practitioner/Master 7 semesters & 1 term FT 58 credits & of Public Health 10 semesters & 1 term PT PH units MSN Family Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/Master of Public Health 7 semesters FT 61 credits & semesters PT PH units MSN Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner/Master of Public Health 7 semesters FT 51 credits/60 PH semesters PT units Post Master s Education Certificate 3 semesters PT 12 n/a Post Master s Adult/Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner 4 semesters FT 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

6 OVERVIEW OF DEGREE OPTIONS Post Master s Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 4 semesters PT Post Master s Adult/Gerontological Health Clinical Nurse Specialist 4 semesters FT semesters PT Post Master s Adult/Gerontological Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist 4 semesters FT semesters PT Post Master s Pediatric Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist 4 semesters FT semesters PT Post Master s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 3 semesters PT

7 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 Dydactic and Clinical Courses: Core Courses NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for 3 n/a NR Applications of Research to Practice 3 n/a NR Context of Health Care of Advanced Practice 3 n/a NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in 3 n/a Research Advanced Practice Core Courses 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 n/a - Adult NR Advanced Practice in Acute Care I NR Advanced Practice in Acute Care II

8 NR Advanced Practice in : Clinical Topics & Professional Issues Acute/Critical Care NR Advanced Diagnosis and Therapeutics 2 n/a Sample Plan of Study Full Time: 38 Total Credits 706 Total Clinical Year 1 - FALL NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in 3 n/a 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 3 n/a 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 3 n/a 3 n/a Total Credits 706 Total Clinical Year 1 - FALL NR Year 1 - SPRING NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice 3 n/a Philosophical, Theoretical, and Ethical Basis 3 n/a of NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 2 n/a Year 1 SUMMER NR Year 2 - FALL Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research 3 n/a 7

9 NR Health Assessment and 1 n/a Adult/Geriatric Variation NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management 2 n/a I - Adult NR Health Assessment and 2 36 NR Advanced Diagnosis and Therapeutics 2 n/a Year 2 - SPRING NR Applications of Research to Practice 3 n/a 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 3 n/a NR Application of Research to Practice 3 n/a NR Context of Health Care of Advanced Practice 3 n/a NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in 3 n/a Research Advanced Core Courses 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 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 3 n/a 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 3 n/a 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: n/a 3 n/a Total Credits 640 Total Clinical Year 1 FALL NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis 3 n/a for NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice 3 n/a NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in 3 n/a Research Year 1 SPRING 10

12 NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 2 n/a Year 1 SUMMER NR Application of Research to Practice 3 n/a 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 3 n/a NR Application of Research to Practice 3 n/a NR Context of Health Care of Advanced Practice 3 n/a NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in 3 n/a Research Advanced Core Courses NR Health Assessment and - 1 n/a Adult/Gero Variation NR Advanced Health Assessment and

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 3 n/a 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 3 n/a Total 50 Credits Total 752 Clinical Sample Plan of Study Full Time: Year 1 - FALL NR Physiological/Pathophysiological 3 n/a 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 3 n/a Year 1 WINTER NR Diagnosis, Care and Management of Persons 3 n/a 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 3 n/a 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 3 n/a 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 3 n/a 3 n/a 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 3 n/a for 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 3 n/a Year 1 SUMMER NR Applications of Research to Practice 3 n/a NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice 3 n/a Year 2 FALL NR 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 3 n/a Year 2 - WINTER NR Diagnosis, Care and Management HIV 3 n/a NR Health Assessment: HIV & Associated 1 56 Comorbidities 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 Dydactic and Clinical Courses: Core Courses NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for 3 n/a NR Application of Research to Practice 3 n/a NR Context of Health Care of Advance Practice 3 n/a NR Statistical Literacy & Reasoning in 3 n/a Advanced Practice Core Courses n/a 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 3 n/a 49 Total Credits 736 Total Clinical Sample Plan of Study Full Time: Year 1 - FALL 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 n/a NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in 3 n/a NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care I Adult/Gero NR Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II 2 n/a Adult Gero NR Human and Family Development throughout the 3 n/a Lifespan Year 1 - SUMMER NR Context of Healthcare for Advanced Practice 3 n/a NR Advanced Practice in Women s Health Year 2 - FALL NR Applications of Research to Practice 3 n/a 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 3 n/a Year 1 - SPRING NR Human and Family Development Throughout the Lifespan 3 n/a Year 1 SUMMER NR Context of Healthcare for Advanced Practice 3 n/a Year 2 - FALL 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 Pediatric NR Advanced Health Assessment and 2 36 Year 2 - SPRING NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in 3 n/a NR Advanced Practice in Primary Care I NR Adult/Gero Diagnosis, Symptom and Illness Management II Adult Gero 2 n/a Year 2 - SUMMER NR Advanced Practice in Women s Health Year 3 - FALL NR Applications of Research to Practice 3 n/a 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). Dydactic and Clinical Courses: Core Courses NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for 3 n/a NR Application of Research to Practice 3 n/a NR Context of Health Care of Advanced Practice 3 n/a NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in 3 n/a Research Advanced Practice Core Courses 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 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 3 n/a NR 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 3 n/a 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 3 n/a 3 n/a Total Credits 584 Total Clinical Year 1 - FALL NR Philosophical, Theoretical and Ethical Basis for 3 n/a NR Context of Health Care for Advanced Practice 3 n/a NR Statistical Literacy and Reasoning in Research 3 n/a Year 1 - SPRING NR Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 2 n/a Year 1 SUMMER NR Application of Research to Practice 3 n/a Year 2 - FALL NR Advanced Health Assessment and - Pediatric Variation 1 n/a 19

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