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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Nursing

Page address: http://grad.mnsu.edu/programs/bulletin/nursing.html

Page address: http://grad.mnsu.edu/programs/bulletin/nursing.html
College of Allied Health & Nursing
School of Nursing
360 Wissink Hall
507-389-6826 or 800-627-3529 (MRS/TTY)
Fax: 507-389-6516
Website: Nursing

School of Nursing Graduate Programs
Minnesota State Mankato at 7700 France
7700 France Ave. S. Suite 360
Edina, MN 55435
952-818-8884 (V) 
Fax: 952-818-8886

Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) offers graduate programs for students interested in becoming family nurse practitioners, nurse educators, or doctorally prepared advanced practice nurses. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is offered for FNP students, while the Master of Science (MS) is offered for NE students. Students admitted into the BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner program may choose to progress through the curriculum and obtain the DNP degree in five years, or step out after three years with an MSN degree which currently (through 2015) qualifies one to sit for the certification exam. The post-masters DNP program starts in fall of 2014; applicants must be certified nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, or clinical nurse specialists. Post-masters FNP or NE nursing degree certificates are also available.

Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program

The FNP program is designed to prepare professional nurses for advanced practice nursing. The FNP program builds upon and extends the body of knowledge and competencies of baccalaureate education in nursing. Graduate study in the School of Nursing educates nurses by creating an academic environment that fosters scholarship, critical thinking, and creativity. Graduate courses include theoretical and clinical experiences that provide the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills necessary to assume the role of an advanced practice nurse. Graduates are eligible for national certification as family nurse practitioners and are prepared to practice in primary care settings where they diagnose and treat individuals across the life span and their families. Graduates are also prepared for doctoral study.

Nurse Educator (NE) Program
The NE program is designed to prepare nurse educators who advance nursing clinical practice, education and research in academic and practice settings. Academic nurse educators are licensed registered professional nurses prepared at the graduate level who are expert in facilitating learning through curriculum design, teaching, evaluation, advisement, and other activities undertaken by faculty in schools of nursing. Nurse educators practicing in clinical settings are responsible for addressing the learning needs of professional staff and may be health care unit or system-based. Upon obtaining the MS degree, students are eligible to take national certifying examinations as nurse educators through the National League for Nursing to obtain certification as a CNE. Graduates are also prepared for doctoral study.

 Admission
Application materials are available online from the School of Nursing website and the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Completed applications are due to the Nursing Graduate Programs Office by February 15th for Fall admission. Applicants submit materials simultaneously to both the College of Graduate Studies and Research and to the School of Nursing Graduate Programs. Up-to-date, detailed information on admission to the programs can be found at: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/nursing/graduate/admission.html
Completed applications are reviewed by the Nursing Graduate Program Admission Committee using the following criteria:

  1. BS/BA degree from an NLNAC/CCNE accredited school of nursing preferred (as verified by official transcripts).
  2. Current RN licensure in at least one state with eligibility for licensure in Minnesota.
  3. Undergraduate cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale. If cumulative GPA is less than 3.0, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required. The GRE results must be submitted along with the application. The GRE must have been taken within five years prior to application.
  4. An on–campus written essay is required of all applicants. The written essay is an applicant's response to a topic related to nursing and is evaluated for composition and fluency. This essay is written prior to February15th and is scored by a member of the graduate faculty. The faculty essay score is submitted along with the application.
  5. Minimum of two years of clinical nursing practice experience as a baccalaureate prepared RN.
  6. Submission of a completed Graduate Nursing Programs Application.
  7. One reference from a nursing supervisor who can respond to questions about the applicant's clinical nursing abilities.
  8. An interview may also be required as part of the application process.
  9. Applicants are notified by mail of the admission decision by March 30th for admission the following fall.

Outcomes


Graduates of the BSN to DNP degree program will be able to:

  • Evaluate scientific underpinnings that contribute to translation of nursing research to improve practice.
  • Evaluate nursing actions that influence health care outcomes for individuals, families, and populations.
  • Use knowledge gained through evaluation of nursing actions that influence health outcomes to improve care delivery, patient outcomes, and systems management.
  • Evaluate and apply evidence pertaining to direct care of patients and management of care for individuals, families, systems, and populations.
  • Translate evidence gained through evaluation of direct care of patients and management of care for individuals, families, systems, and populations to improve practice and implement health policy.

Graduates of the MS degree program are prepared as nurse educators to:

  • Integrate the science of nursing within the practice of teaching.
  • Translate knowledge to change teaching and nursing practice and improve family and societal health and healing.
  • Use assessment and evaluation methods to enhance outcomes related to teaching and learning and quality nursing care.
  • Synthesize knowledge in the direct care role responsibilities of the nurse educator.
  • Function effectively within the educational environment.

 Curriculum

Advanced Practice Nursing Focus

The BSN to DNP curricular model (81 credits, 1100 clinical hours) is comprised of three components: 1) Family Nursing Science; 2) Evidence-Based Nursing Practice; and 3) Advanced Nursing Practice. Students stepping out with the MSN degree (53 credits, 750 clinical hours) take all of the 500 and 600 level courses. The post-masters DNP (30 credits, 350 clinical hours) is comprised of all of the 700 level courses.

I. Family Nursing Science Courses

  • NURS 640  Family Nursing Science (3)
  • NURS 705  Family Nursing Practice (3)
  • NURS 707  Family Mental Health Nursing (3)
  • NURS 710  Genetics and Genomics for Family Nursing (3)

II. Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Courses

  • NURS 601  Nursing Science Theory (3) ^
  • NURS 602  Ethical, Legal, and Professional Dimensions of Nursing (3) ^
  • NURS 604  Evidence-Based Practice for APNs (3) ^, ^^
  • NURS 622  Advanced Nursing Actions (3)
  • NURS 663  Health Promotion for Individuals, Families, and Communities (2) ^
  • NURS 695  Alternate Plan Paper (2) ^^^
  • NURS 708  Quality Improvement, Safety, and Risk Management for APNs (3)
  • NURS 709  Health Care Informatics and Data Management (3)
  • NURS 711  Health Care Policy and Organizational/Systems Leadership (3)
  • NURS 741  Clinical Inquiry/Capstone Project I (3)
  • NURS 742  Clinical Inquiry/Capstone Project II (3)
  • NURS 743  Clinical Inquiry/Capstone Project III (3)

 III. Advanced Nursing Practice Courses

  • NURS 552  Advanced Health Assessment (3)
  • NURS 553  Advanced Pharmacology (3) ^
  • NURS 554  Advanced Pathophysiology (3) ^
  • NURS 556  Diagnostics and Procedures for APNs (1)
  • NURS 641  Adult and Older Adult Health I (3)
  • NURS 642  Child and Adolescent Health (3)
  • NURS 643  Reproductive Health (2)
  • NURS 644  Adult and Older Adult Health II (3)
  • NURS 646  Pediatric Health Clinical (3)
  • NURS 652  Adult Health Clinical (4)
  • NURS 653  Family Health Clinical (4)
  • NURS 662  Women's Health Clinical (2)
  • NURS 712  DNP Clinical Internship (3)

^ Courses which are available to non–degree seeking students.
^^Prerequisite: Graduate level statistics course (HLTH 575 or equivalent) and an undergraduate research course.
^^^Only for students who stop out with the MSN/FNP.
 

Post-Nursing Masters Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The Post–Nursing Masters Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner certificate program provides nurses who already have masters degree preparation in another area of nursing the opportunity to complete courses necessary to seek national certification and practice as a family nurse practitioner. For the Post-Nursing Masters FNP Certificate, courses that will most likely need to be taken (depending on masters transcript and course review) include (31 credits):

  • NURS 640  Family Nursing Science* (3)
  • NURS 622  Advanced Nursing Actions* (3)
  • NURS 643  Reproductive Health* (2)
  • NURS 641  Adult and Older Adult Health* (3)
  • NURS 662  Women's Health Clinical* (2)
  • NURS 644  Adult and Older Adult Health II* (3)
  • NURS 652  Adult Health Clinical* (4)
  • NURS 556  Diagnostics and Procedures for APNs* (1)
  • NURS 642  Child and Adolescent Health* (3)
  • NURS 646  Pediatric Health Clinical* (3)
  • NURS 653  Family Health Clinical* (4)

*Courses marked with an asterisk above are included in the certificate program. Students completing the Post-Nursing Masters FNP Certificate program are also expected to have completed the following graduate courses in their original nursing masters program or the equivalent prior to admission or during their course of study at MSU. Depending on masters transcript and course review, courses that may need to be taken include (22 credits):

  • A graduate level statistics course
  • An undergraduate level research course
  • NURS 554  Advanced Pathophysiology (3)
  • NURS 553  Advanced Pharmacology (3)
  • NURS 552  Advanced Health Assessment (3)
  • NURS 601  Nursing Science Theory (3)
  • NURS 602  Ethical, Legal, and Professional Dimensions of Advanced Practice Nursing (3)
  • NURS 663  Health Promotion for Individuals, Families, and Communities (2)
  • NURS 604  Evidence-Based Practice for APNs (3)
  • NURS 695  Alternate Plan Paper (2)

Nurse Educator Focus

The MS curricular model (37 credits, 160 practicum hours) is comprised of four components: 1) Family Nursing Science, 2) Evidence-based Nursing Practice, 3) Advanced Nursing Practice and Education, and 4) Supportive Field courses. 

I. Family Nursing Science Courses

  • NURS 640  Family Nursing Science (3) 

 II. Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Courses

  • NURS 601  Nursing Science Theory (3) ^
  • NURS 602  Ethical, Legal, and Professional Dimensions of Nursing (3) ^
  • NURS 604  Evidence-Based Practice for APNs (3) ^, ^^
  • NURS 622  Advanced Nursing Actions (3)

III. Advanced Nursing Practice and Education Courses

  • NURS 655  Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment for Nurse Educators (3)
  • NURS 656  Pedagogies for Teaching Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Physical Assessment (3) 
  • NURS 657  Pedagogies for Teaching Family and Societal Nursing* (4) 
  • NURS 658  Direct Care Practice Teaching Practicum* (4)
  • NURS 659  Joining the Academic Community Capstone* (2)

 IV. Supportive Field Courses

  • KSP 676  Adult Development and Learning* (3)
  • KSP 678  Curriculum Design, Assessment, and Evaluation* (3)

Thesis credits are an optional addition if the student desires this experience or requires it in preparation for a doctoral degree.

^ Courses which are available to non–degree seeking students.
^^Prerequisite: Graduate level statistics course (HLTH 575 or equivalent) and an undergraduate research course.
*Courses marked with an asterisk above are included in the NE certificate program (16 credits). The Post–Masters Nurse Educator Certificate program provides nurses who already have masters degree preparation in another area of nursing the opportunity to complete courses necessary to seek national certification and practice as a nurse educator. The total number of credits in the NE certificate program is dependent upon review of earned masters degree coursework; additional courses may be recommended or required.

Progression
Students must complete the masters program within six years of taking the first course that applies to the nursing science major. Students must complete all doctoral program requirements, including the capstone project, within seven years of being admitted into the doctoral program.
Non–degree Status
Nursing science core courses are open to non–degree seeking students on a space available basis by permission of the professor and the Nursing Graduate Programs Coordinator. Interested students apply for non–degree seeking status through the College of Graduate Studies and Research. After obtaining non–degree seeking status, a graduate student must contact the Nursing Graduate Programs Coordinator before registering for a class.
Accreditation
Guidelines provided by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), the American Nurses' Association Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the National League for Nursing (NLN) have been utilized in program development. The graduate program is accredited by CCNE.
Financial Assistance
Minnesota State University, Mankato offers numerous sources of financial assistance. Graduate assistantships provide stipends for part–time, academically–related employment to eligible graduate students. As far as possible, stipends are set to cover the full cost of attending the institution (as determined by the Office of Financial Aid) with a maximum of nine credits per semester of resident graduate tuition, and resident rates for nonresident students. Federal Nurse Education Traineeships may also be available to students. The award amount is determined by the amount of funding received annually. Other funding is available through national, state, and local public and private sources.

 

Course Descriptions

NURS 552 (3) Advanced Physical Assessment

This course offers theoretical and simulated clinical practice to develop advanced skills in health and physical assessment throughout the life span. Students complete a client data base and identify nursing problems necessary in making clinical judgments and planning and caring for the health care needs of individual clients.

prereq. NURS 553, NURS 554, NURS 601, NURS 602, NURS 604, NURS 622, NURS 640

NURS 553 (3) Advanced Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing

Analysis of core decision making–processes used by advance practice nurses to select drugs and clinical case management concepts involved in monitoring persons using prescribed drugs are addressed. Principles of altered pharmacodynamics, legal, economic and ethical considerations for nurse prescribers are explored.

Prerequisite or Co–requisite: Basic understanding of pathophysiology, physical assessment, pharmacology, and pharmacokinetics

NURS 554 (3) Advanced Pathophysiology

This course provides a foundation in advanced physiology and pathophysiology at the cellular, organic and systemic level. This foundation serves as a basis for clinical assessment and management by advanced practice nurses. Key concepts and integration of function among systems are emphasized. The impact of psychosocial variables on physiologic function is explored.

prereq. NURS 601, NURS 640

NURS 556 (1) Diagnostics and Procedures for APNs

Advanced practice assessment tools and procedures encountered by a Family Nurse Practitioner are explored and practiced during seminars, including basic laboratory, electrocardiogram, and radiology interpretation, splinting, and dermatologic procedures.

prereq. NURS 552, 553, 554, 601, 602, 604, 622, 640, 641, 643, 662

NURS 590 (1–3) Workshop

Workshop(s) with various topics and titles.

NURS 601 (3) Nursing Science Theory

Theoretical formulations that inform nursing practice are examined and evaluated. Paradigmatic perspectives and their relationships with models of practice are explored. Selected concepts and middle–range theories are analyzed and their implications for practice are discussed.

NURS 602 (3) Ethical, Legal, and Professional Dimensions of Adv

This course is an analysis of the complex ethical and legal issues within clinical nursing practice. Emphasis is on inquiry into ethical ways of knowing and practicing in nursing. Ethical issues related to population health and health disparities are examined.

NURS 603 (3) Advanced Practice Roles

Core aspects of advanced practice nursing are investigated. Emphasis is on analyzing the competencies, roles and issues facing advanced practice nurses. Students explore negotiation of advanced practice roles within practice and academic milieus.

NURS 604 (3) Evidence-Based Practice for APNs

The role of research and its application, utilization and integration in nursing practice is examined. Research approaches, designs and methods are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on development of analytic skills for reading and applying research in advanced practice roles.

Prerequisite: NURS NURS 554, NURS 601, NURS 602, NURS 622, NURS 640, NURS 663

NURS 620 (3) Processes Influencing the Human Health Experience

Middle–range theories that describe and explain the development of health–related behaviors are analyzed. Focus is on how multiple environments influence the development of health–related perceptions and behaviors of individuals, families and groups.

Prerequisite: NURS 601; Co–requisite: NURS 604, 640, or permission of instructor

NURS 622 (3) Advanced Nursing Actions

Advanced practice nursing actions to facilitate health of individuals, families and society. Intervention models and modalities used in nursing practice are critically evaluated. The science of health and illness experiences and evidence guiding nursing actions are appraised.

Prerequisite: NURS 601 and 640

NURS 632 (2–5) Advanced Practice: Clinical Management

Students have the opportunity to focus on leadership/management issues and strategies related to clinical practice, as well as cost–effective delivery of client care in today's and tomorrow's health care system. Students will establish a mentor relationship with an experienced nurse manager or administrator.

Prerequisite: one or two leadership/management courses of the student's choice, NURS 603, permission of faculty

NURS 640 (3) Family Nursing Science

This course examines family nursing models and middle-range theories useful for family nursing practice. Theoretical constructs and processes of family health and illness experiences are explored. Family as context and family as a unit of care are analyzed.

Prerequisite or Co–requisite: NURS 601 or permission of instructor

NURS 641 (3) Adult and Older Adult Health I

Focuses on health promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health for adults and older adults. Emphasizes development of diagnostic, prescriptive, and management skills related to selected health problems to facilitate clinical decision making and delivery of advanced practice nursing.

prereq. NURS 552, NURS 553, NURS 554, NURS 601, NURS 602, NURS 604, NURS 622, NURS 640, NURS 643, NURS 663

NURS 642 (3) Older Adult Health Adult and Older Adult Health II

Theoretical concepts, assessments and intervention strategies related to health of culturally diverse children, adolescents and their families are critiqued. Health promotion/protection and nursing management of acute and selected chronic health problems of the child and the adolescent will be considered.

Prerequisite or Co–requisite: NURS 552, NURS 553, NURS 554, NURS 601, NURS 602, NURS 604, NURS 622, NURS 640, NURS 641, NURS 643, NURS 644, NURS 652, NURS 662, NURS 663, NURS 664

NURS 643 (2) Reproductive Health

Management of reproductive health care needs is addressed. Health promotion and management of acute and chronic health problems are examined. The role of the health care delivery system and issues related to reproductive ethics, health policy, and research are critiqued.

Prerequisite or Co–requisite: NURS 553, NURS 554, NURS 601, NURS 602, NURS 604, NURS 622, NURS 640, NURS 663

NURS 644 (3) Older Adult Health

Focuses on promoting, maintaining, and restoring the health of older adults across various health care settings. Emphasizes development of clinical expertise in assessment, diagnosis, and management of pathophysiologic and family alterations common to the older adult population.

Prerequisite or Co–requisite: NURS 552, NURS 553, NURS 554, NURS 601, NURS 602, NURS 604, NURS 622, NURS 640, NURS 641, NURS 643, URS 662, NURS 663

NURS 646 (3) Pediatric Health Clinical

This course focuses on wellness care and management of acute and chronic problems of childhood and adolescence. During this course, the student contracts with a pediatric primary care provider who serves as a preceptor for the clinical experience.

Prerequisites: NURS 641, 645  Corequisites: NURS 642, 643

NURS 650 (1) The Reflective Clinician

NURS 652 (4) Adult Health Clinical

This course introduces students to the FNP clinical role, focusing on adults and older adults, through 250 hours of precepted clinical practice in a primary care setting with a certified nurse practitioner (family or adult) or physician (family/internal medicine).

prereq. NURS 552, NURS 553, NURS 554, NURS 601, NURS 602, NURS 604, NURS 622, NURS 640, NURS 641, NURS 643

NURS 653 (4) Family Health Clinical

FNP students apply knowledge gained throughout the FNP program and course seminars, providing care for clients across the lifespan, through 250 hours of precepted clinical practice with a certified family practice nurse practitioner or family practice physician.

NURS 655 (3) Pathophysiology, Pharmacology & Health Assessment

Course examines advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment concepts useful for nurse educators.

NURS 656 (3) Pedagogies for Teaching Pathophysiology, Pharmacol

Course emphasizes development, analysis, and evaluation of pedagogical approaches to teaching pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment. Students will be prepared to teach pathophysiology, pharmacology, and health assessment in the context of undergraduate nursing education.

NURS 657 (4) Pedagogies for Teaching Family and Societal Nursing

Course emphasizes analysis of teaching learning pedagogies in the context of nursing education. Students will be prepared to integrate nursing science into the practice of teaching with emphasis on family and societal health.

NURS 658 (4) Direct Care Practice Teaching Practicum

Course emphasis is on implementation of effective, innovative learner-centered pedagogies in direct care practice. Simulated, field experiences and seminar discussions will prepare students to teach nursing in a variety of settings.

NURS 659 (2) Joining the Academic Community Capstone

Course emphasis is on exploring how nurse teachers join the academic community and cultivate teaching, scholarship and service activities in an educator role. The student is prepared to enact the academic educator role.

NURS 662 (2) Women's Health Clinical

Students contract with a certified family or specialty advanced practice nurse or family/specialty physician as mentor/preceptor during the clinical experience with wellness care and management of reproductive health problems. Required clinical course for the family nurse practitioner role.

NURS 643, 552, 553, 554, 552, 553, 554, 601, 602, 604, 622, 640, 643, 663

NURS 663 (2 ) Health Promotion for Individuals, Families, and Communities

Analysis of issues related to developing healthy lifestyles and behaviors for promoting wellness in individuals, families, and society. Selected health promotion middle-range theories and models including cultural competence, health literacy, global health, and consumer health teaching are examined.

prereq. NURS 554, 601, 622, 640

NURS 677 (1–5) Individual Study

Course provides students with opportunity to investigate a problem or question related to an area of nursing practice. Students work with a nursing faculty advisor in writing the project and preparing to disseminate results of the project.

NURS 695 (1-2) Alternate Plan Paper

Individualized student paper based on an extensive review of literature in an area of nursing practice. The paper focuses on a significant clinical issue in advanced practice nursing, provides a summary of the literature, and recommends current best practice(s). Prereq: NURS 601, 602, 604, 622, and a graduate-level statistics course.

NURS 699 (1–4) Thesis

Course provides students with the opportunity to focus on a research problem that is related to their area of nursing practice. Students work with a nursing faculty advisor (committee chairperson) in developing the thesis proposal, writing the thesis, and preparing to disseminate the results of the study. With the advisor's approval*, the thesis is submitted for oral defense as part of the requirements for the MSN or MSN degree.

NURS 705 (3) Family Nursing Practice

Application of scientific and philosophical foundations for family level care. Clinical experience in advanced family nursing practice during family health and illness experiences. Innovative interventions and models of care to influence family health are constructed, applied, and evaluated.

NURS 707 (3) Family Mental Health Nursing

Biological, cultural, psychological, and social aspects of mental health across the lifespan and mental health care by the advanced practice nurse are considered. Emphasizes partnership with patients and families to assess and detect actual and potential mental health problems.

prereq NURS 705, 711

NURS 708 (3) Quality Improvement, Safety, and Risk Management for APNs

This course prepares advanced practice nurses with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead and mentor other nurses and health care workers to promote safe, quality health care in a variety of settings and within a variety of roles.

prereq. NURS 705, 707, 709, 710, 711

NURS 709 (3) Health Care Informatics and Data Management

This course focuses on the knowledge and skills related to information systems and patient care technology that prepare the DNP graduate to manage individual and aggregate level information and assess and improve the effectiveness of nursing care.

prereq. NURS 705, 707, 710, 711

NURS 710 (3) Genetics and Genomics for Family Nursing

This course builds on pathophysiologic, pharmacologic, epidemiologic, and behavioral sciences in preparing nurses to evaluate families for genetic/genomic diagnostic, educational, and therapeutic interventions.

prereq. NURS 705 and 711

NURS 711 (3) Health Care Policy and Organizational/Systems Leadership

Organizational and systems leadership skills are evaluated and tested. Focus of the course is on transformational leadership, leading in a culturally sensitive environment, change strategies, measurement of outcomes, data driven decision-making, and the business realities of leading health care systems.

NURS 712 (3) DNP Clinical Internship

Students complete a precepted clinical internship in the specialty area of their DNP practice.

Prereq. NURS 705, 707, 708, 709, 710, 711, 741, 742

NURS 741 (3) DNP Project I

This clinical seminar focuses on collaboration of interprofessional teams and the roles of advanced practice nurses within this collaboration. Development of a framework for identifying, implementing, and evaluating a collaborative effort is emphasized.

prereq. NURS 705, 707, 710, 711

NURS 742 (3) DNP Project II

This course focuses on development of consultative and leadership strategies for use in implementing a clinical practice approach to a clinical nursing practice problem. The inter-professional context along with various information technologies and information systems will be considered.

prereq. NURS 705, 707, 709, 710, 711, 741

NURS 743 (3) DNP Project III

This seminar and practicum focuses on accountability for advancing the nursing profession and contributing to the developing body of nursing practice knowledge. Addresses advocacy at all levels of policy implementation. Culminates in a successful oral defense of the capstone project.

prereq. NURS 705, NURS 707, NURS 708, NURS 709, NURS 710, NURS 711, NURS 741, NURS 742

NURS 795 (1) Advanced Practice Clinical 

Enrollment for direct advanced nursing practice in a precepted clinical setting for post-masters students in the DNP program who need additional practice hours to fulfill the 1000 clinical practice hour requirement. May be repeated. Prerequisite: admission to post-masters DNP program. Pass/No credit. 1 semester credit = 50 clinical hours. Fall:  All Years; Spring:  All Years; Summer:  All Years.

NURS 798 (1) Continuing Registration

This course allows continuing enrollment in the DNP program to complete the capstone project. It continues registration after completion of all other program requirements and may not be used to meet any other program or graduation requirement.