Program of Study
The course of study for the graduate nursing curriculum is organized into four areas:
- core theoretical knowledge,
- nursing education or nursing administration foundations,
- elective support courses, and
- a capstone project.
Core Theoretical Knowledge
- Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Science – 3 hrs.
- Human Diversity and Health Promotion for Advanced Practice Nursing - 2 hrs
- Advanced Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice – 3 hrs.
- Advanced Leadership and Health Policy in Complex Health Systems – 3 hrs.
- Contemporary issues in Rural and Urban Health – 2 hrs.
Nursing Education Foundations
- Advanced Educational Psychology (online) – 3 hrs.
- Pathophysiology / Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing – 3 hrs.
- Curriculum Development and Program Evaluation in Nursing – 3 hrs.
- Effective Teaching, Learning, and Testing in Nursing Education – 3 hrs
- Seminar: Transitioning into the Nurse Educator Role – 3 hrs.
- Practicum: Transitioning into the Nurse Educator Role – 2hrs.
Elective Support Courses (choose one)
- Cultural Diversity and Health Beliefs – 3 hrs.
- Advanced Technologic Integration (online) – 3 hrs.
- Quantitative Methods for Management – 3 hrs.
- Ethics in Health Care – 3 hrs
- Graduate Level Business Course – 3 hrs
- Research (Capstone/Topics) Project – 3 hrs.