M.S. with a Major in Nursing Degree Requirements

Students must complete the approved program with a minimum of seven semesters and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. A minimum of 38 credits is required for the clinical nurse specialist in adult health concentration, including 525 clinical hours on a pass basis. A minimum of 37 credits is required for the nursing education concentration, including 100 practicum hours on a pass basis. Students must also obtain at least a grade of B (3.0) on the comprehensive examination. Graduate students must complete the application for graduation form and submit it to the registrar's office in the semester in which the student expects to receive their degree.

Core Degree Requirements


NU 500 Theoretical Bases for Advanced Practice Nursing 4
NU 510 Transition to Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NU 530 Ethics and Public Policy in the Health Care Delivery System 3
NU 531 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology Across the Life Span 3
NU 540 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NU 550 Advanced Health Assessment 3
NU 620 Advanced Statistics in Nursing Research 3
NU 660 Advanced Nursing Research 3
Total Credits: 25

Concentration Requirements: Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health

NU 610 Advanced Nursing Practice I 1
NU 650 Advanced CNS Nursing Practice II 3
NU 665 Advanced CNS Nursing Practice III 3
NU 670 Advanced CNS Nursing Practice IV 3
Students must also take one nursing course as an elective. 3
Total Credits: 13

Nursing Education

NU 630 Foundations of Nursing Education 3
NU 635 Curriculum Development in Nursing Education 3
NU 640 Instructional Strategies and Evaluation in Nursing Education 3
NU 645 Practicum in Nursing Education 3
Total Credits: 12

Clinical nurse specialist in adult health concentration graduates are required to complete 38 credits of didactic and clinical graduate instruction to graduate from the program. Nursing education concentration graduates are required to complete 37 credits of didactic instruction and a nursing education practicum from the program.

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