Master of Science in Nursing – Rural Health Family Nurse Practitioner Curriculum

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Core Courses 15 hours

  • NSC 840: Theoretical Foundation for EBP
  • NSC 842: Advanced Nursing Practice Issues
  • NSC 890: Synthesizing Evidence for ANP
  • NSC 892: Evidence-based Project for ANP
  • MPH 855: Principles of Epidemiology

Supporting Courses 9 hours

  • NSC 830: Advanced Pharmacology
  • NSC 832: Advanced Health Assessment
  • NSC 834: Advanced Pathophysiology

Practicum Courses 14 hours

  • NSC 870: Rural Health FNP I
  • NSC 872: Rural Health FNP II
  • NSC 874: Rural Health FNP III
  • NSC 876: Rural Health FNP Internship

Clinical Courses 9 hours

  • NCS 800: Advanced Practice

Total Hours Required for Degree Completion 47 hours

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 6 of the university graduate catalog.

Curriculum Plan

Fall Start Plan

  Fall A Fall B Spring  Spring B Summer
Year 1 NSC 840 MPH 855 NSC 842 NSC 890 NSC 834 
NSC 892
Year 2 NSC 830
 
NSC 832 NSC 870 (+2 hours of
*NSC 800 over 16 weeks)
NSC 872 *NSC 800 (3 hours
over 12 weeks)
Year 3 NSC 874
(+ 4 hours of
*NSC 800
over 16 weeks)
  NSC 876 (5 hours
over 16 weeks)
   

*Need total of 9 hours of NSC 800
Unless otherwise noted, each course is 8 weeks in length.

Spring Start Plan 

  Fall A Fall B Spring A Spring B Summer
Year 1     NSC 840 NSC 890 NSC 834 
NSC 892
Year 2 NSC 830
 
MPH 855

NSC 832

NSC 870 (+ 2 hours of
*NSC 800 over 16 weeks)
NSC 872 *NSC 800
(3 hours over 12 weeks)
Year 3 NSC 874
(+ 4 hours of
*NSC 800
over 16 weeks)
  NSC 842
NSC 876 (5 hours
over 16 weeks)
   

*Need total of 9 hours of NSC 800
Unless otherwise noted, each course is 8 weeks in length.

Summer Start Plan

  Fall A Fall B Spring A Spring B Summer
Year 1         NSC 834
Year 2 NSC 840 MPH 855 NSC 842 NSC 890 NSC 892
Year 3 NSC 830
 
NSC 832 NSC 870 (+ 2 hours of
*NSC 800 over 16 weeks)
NSC 872 *NSC 800 (3 hours
over 12 weeks)
Year 4 NSC 874 (+ 4 hours of
*NSC 800 over 16 weeks)
  NSC 876 (5 hours over 16 weeks)    

*Need total of 9 hours of NSC 800
Unless otherwise noted, each course is 8 weeks in length.

Post MSN Certificate Progression Plans for Rural Health Family Nurse Practitioner Option

  Summer Fall Spring
Year 1 *NSC 834
 

*NSC 832
*NSC 830

+ Professional Liability Insurance

 

NSC 870
NSC 800
NSC 872

 

Year 2 NSC 800

NSC 874
NSC 800

+ Professional Liability Insurance

NSC 876

*Prerequisites
Unless otherwise noted, each course is 8 weeks in length.