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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

Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) offers the following graduate program:

      Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program

The FNP Program is designed to prepare professional nurses for advanced practice and leads to a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. A post–master's FNP nursing degree certificate is also available.

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 also prepared for doctoral study.

Graduate Faculty has expertise in various nursing specialties and engages in clinical practice and/or research projects.

Admission

Application materials are available online from the School of Nursing website and the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Completed applications are due in to the Graduate Programs Office in the School of Nursing 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.

Submit to the College of Graduate Studies and Research the following:

  1. Completed application form to Minnesota State University, Mankato.
  2. Application fee (fee applies to MSU students, graduates, faculty, and staff).
  3. Verification of baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university (official transcript).
  4. Verification of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores - required for the applicant with a cumulative GPA less than 3.0. 
  5. Information required of international students, if appropriate.

Submit to the School of Nursing the following:

  1. Completed Graduate Program, School of Nursing (SON) application form.
  2. Copy of current registration of RN licensure.
  3. One professional reference from a nursing supervisor.

Completed applications are reviewed by the 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 two members 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 an 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 is also 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.

Curriculum

The MSN curriculum is designed to build upon and extend the body of knowledge and competencies of baccalaureate education in nursing. The overall purpose of the master's program is to provide high quality graduate education for advanced practice nursing. The curriculum focuses on the systematic integration of knowledge, theory, and skills for advanced practice nursing with families and for leadership in health care systems and the nursing profession.

Curriculum Components

The graduate curricular model is comprised of three components: 1) nursing science; 2) advanced practice; and 3) supportive fields.

I. Nursing Science Component Courses

  • NURS 601 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3) ^
  • NURS 602 Ethical Dimensions of Nursing (2) ^
  • NURS 604 Knowledge Development and Utilization (3) ^
  • NURS 640 Family Nursing (2)
  • NURS 620 Processes Influencing the Human Health Experience (3)
  • NURS 621 Human Health Experiences (3)
  • NURS 622 Nursing Actions (3)
  • NURS 699 Thesis (3–4)

II. Advanced Practice Component Courses

  • NURS 603 Advanced Practice Roles (3) ^
  • NURS 606 Social Space of Nursing (2) ^
  • NURS 636 Teaching in a Practice Discipline I (3)
  • NURS 637 Practicum in Didactic Teaching (3)
  • NURS 638 Teaching in a Practice Discipline II (3)
  • NURS 639 Practicum in Clinical Teaching (3)
  • NURS 641 Adult and Older Adult Health I (2)
  • NURS 642 Child and Adolescent Health (2)
  • NURS 643 Reproductive Health (2)
  • NURS 644 Adult and Older Adult Health II (2)
  • NURS 645 Advanced Practice I FNP (4)
  • NURS 646 Advanced Practice II FNP (4)
  • NURS 647 Advanced Practice III FNP (4)
  • NURS 660 Organizational and Systems Leadership (3)
  • NURS 661 Advanced Practice I CNS (3)
  • NURS 648 Advanced Practice II CNS (3)
  • NURS 649 Advanced Practice III CNS (3)

III. Supportive Fields Courses

  • HLTH 575 Biostatistics (or equivalent) (3)
  • KSP 676 Adult Development and Learning (3)
  • KSP 677 Curriculum Design, Assessment and Evaluation (3)
  • NURS 552 Advanced Health Assessment (3)
  • NURS 553 Advanced Pharmacology (3) ^
  • NURS 554 Advanced Pathophysiology (3) ^

^ Courses which are available to non–degree seeking students on a space-available basis.

Capstone Experience

All students complete the graduate thesis (NURS 699) and a final clinical as measures of Curriculum Outcome achievement.

Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Integrate scientific and philosophic knowledge with aesthetic and personal knowledge to form the basis of advanced practice nursing.
  2. Promote health for persons, families, and groups through application of nursing knowledge.
  3. Articulate nursing knowledge as it applies to practice, theory, and research.
  4. Employ knowledge, skills, and attributes of a scholar to improve nursing research, education, and clinical practice.
  5. Demonstrate competence in ethical, legal, sociopolitical, cultural, and leadership dimensions of an advanced practice nurse role.

Progression

All students must complete the graduate program within six years of taking the first course that applies to the nursing science major. Students typically progress through the program on a part-time basis, taking five to seven credits each semester, including summers.

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 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 Graduate Programs Coordinator of the School of Nursing 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), and the American Nurses' Association Credentialing Center (ANCC), 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 part–time, academically–related employment to eligible graduate students. These carry stipends of up to $9,000, with a maximum of nine credits per semester of resident graduate tuition, and resident rates for nonresident students. Federal Nurse Education Traineeships are also 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.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of ten semester hours of graduate credit, all of which must be related to the program (with a grade of "B" or better), may be transferred from other appropriately accredited colleges or universities. With adequate pre–planning, a maximum of 16 semester hours of appropriate graduate credit may be transferred from other Minnesota State Universities (Bemidji, Metropolitan, Moorhead, Southwest, St. Cloud, Winona) and applied to a program at MSU.

Graduate Program Requirements

Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program and Post–Master's Certificate program are dedicated to developing FNPs who advance nursing clinical practice, education, and research in practice settings. 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.

The FNP Program consists of:

  • Nursing Science Component (16 credits)
    • NURS 601 (3)
    • NURS 602 (2)
    • NURS 604 (3)
    • NURS 620 (3)
    • NURS 640* (2)
    • NURS 699 (3)
  • Advanced Practice Component (25 credits)
    • NURS 603 (3)
    • NURS 606 (2)
    • NURS 641* (2)
    • NURS 642* (2)
    • NURS 643* (2)
    • NURS 644* (2)
    • NURS 645* (4)
    • NURS 646* (4)
    • NURS 647* (4)
  • Supportive Fields Component (12 credits)
    • HLTH 575 (3) or equivalent
    • NURS 552* (3)
    • NURS 553* (3)
    • NURS 554* (3)

Total Credits: 53 (600 clinical hours)

The Post–Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate program provides nurses that already have master's degree preparation in another area of nursing the opportunity to complete courses necessary to seek national certification and practice as a family nurse practitioner.

*Courses marked with an asterisk above are included in the certificate program. Students completing the Post–Master's Nursing FNP Certificate program are also expected to have completed the following graduate courses in their original nursing master's program or the equivalent prior to admission or during their course of study at Minnesota State Mankato:

A graduate level statistics course plus

  • NURS 601 (3) Theoretical Foundations for Nursing
  • NURS 602 (3) Ethical Dimensions of Nursing
  • NURS 603 (3) Advanced Practice Roles
  • NURS 604 (3) Knowledge Development and Utilization
  • NURS 606 (2) Social Space of Nursing
  • NURS 620 (3) Processes Influencing the Health Experience
  • NURS 699 (4) Thesis

 

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

(Note: The DNP Program curriculum is undergoing revision and review.)

 

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.

prereq. NURS 554, NURS 601, NURS 622, NURS 640

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 605 (2) Health Policy & Nursing

The purpose of this course is for students to appreciate the impact of public policy and legislation on health care systems and the leadership role of advanced practice nurses in shaping health policy and legislation supportive of health in the United States of America.

NURS 606 (2) Social Space of Nursing

The influences of social, economic, political, cultural, organizational and interpersonal milieus on nursing are examined.

Prerequisite: NURS 601 or permission of instructor

NURS 610 (2) Foundation & Philosophy of Holism & Healing

NURS 611 (2) Integrative Health I: Mind, Body, Spirit

NURS 612 (2) Integrative Health II: Mind, Body, Spirit

NURS 613 (2) Integrative Health Domain: Mind

NURS 614 (2) Integrative Health Domain: Body

NURS 615 (2) Integrative Health Domain: Spirit

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 621 (3) Human Health Experiences

Affective, cognitive, physical, and social experiences of persons, families, and groups are explored. Focus is on middle–range theories that describe and explain common phenomena of concern to nursing.

Prerequisite: NURS 620 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 631 (2–5) Advanced Practice: Clinical Teaching

Provides a focus on educational needs of nursing students as well as family clients. Classroom and clinical teaching experiences provide mentored practice in development and application of learning assessments, teaching strategies, and evaluation measures.

Prerequisite: core courses, NURS 603, or permission of faculty

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 636 (3) Teaching in a Practice Discipline I

The practice of teaching in the context of nursing education is analyzed, with a focus on teaching–learning pedagogies, curriculum development and evaluation.

Prerequisite: NURS 621 or permission of instructor

NURS 637 (3) Practicum in Didactic Teaching

Guided experience in the practice of teaching nursing in structured settings. Focus is on implementation of effective, innovative, learner–centered pedagogies and on cultivation of the educator role in field experiences and seminars. (180 hours: 15 hours seminar + 120 clinical hours)

Prerequisite or Co–requisite: NURS 636

NURS 638 (3) Teaching in a Practice Discipline II

Course emphasis is on approaches to teaching and learning, assessment, and evaluation of students in the clinical setting. Roles and responsibilities of nurse educators within a clinical setting are examined.

NURS 639 (3) Practicum in Clinical Teaching

Guided experience in the practice of teaching nursing in clinical settings. Teaching strategies appropriate to clinical content, teacher attributes and desired learner outcomes are emphasized in field experiences and seminars.

Prerequisite or Co–requisite: NURS 638

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 645 (4) Advanced Practice I

Students contract with a master's prepared certified family or specialty nurse practitioner or family practice physician, who serves as a mentor/preceptor during the clinical experience.

Prerequisites: NURS 601, 602, 603, 604, 606, 552, 553, 554, 620, 640, 641

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 647 (4) Advanced Practice III

Students contract with a master's prepared certified family nurse practitioner or family practice physician, who serves as a mentor/preceptor during the clinical experience.

Prerequisite: 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 648 (3) Advanced Practice II CNS

Competencies expected of the clinical nurse specialist are presented. Professional attributes, leadership, collaboration, and consultation within the nursing personnel sphere of influences are addressed and experiences using these skills are included in the 200 hour clinical accompanying this course.

Prerequisite: NURS 552, 603, 606, 640, and current CPR certification or professor consent

NURS 649 (3) Advanced Practice III CNS

Development of CNS competencies continues in this course with particular focus on the skills necessary for advanced nursing practice within the organization/network sphere of influence. The 200–hour clinical is designed to use these skills in facilitation of system change.

Prerequisite or Co–requisite: NURS 552, 603, 606, 640, and current CPR certification or professor consent

NURS 650 (1) The Reflective Clinician

NURS 651 (2) Health Promotion and Illness Prevention: Nursing

The course is designed for post–baccalaureate nurses seeking a health promotion–disease prevention emphasis in their nursing practice. Concept of health is explored. Theories and models of disease prevention and health promotion are described, analyzed and applied to research and nursing practice. Elective.

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 654 (2) Chronic Illness: Nursing Interventions

This course is designed of post–baccalaureate nurses in all settings who desire advanced nursing care knowledge in order to work with individuals and families with chronic illness. Topics explored are chronic illness, inherent stressors, current research, nursing management, program, organizations, policy, and care delivery issues. Elective.

NURS 660 (3) Organizational and Systems Leadership

Organizational and systems leadership skills critical for improvement of clinical care and health care outcomes are evaluated. The focus is on legal and business realities of leading health care systems, including individual organizations and large systems.

NURS 661 (3) Advanced Practice CNS I

Clinical experience contracted with a clinical nurse specialist who serves as a mentor/preceptor. The focus of the 100–hour clinical is the client/patient sphere of influence.

Prerequisite or Co–requisite: NURS 552, 553, 554, 603, 640 and current CPR certification or professor consent

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 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 700 (4) Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice

This course focuses on theoretical perspectives and foundations for inquiry in the discipline. The structure of nursing knowledge (phenomena, concepts, and theories) will be evaluated for its relationship to practice. The interrelationship of theory, research, and practice will be analyzed.

NURS 701 (4) Applied Biostatistics

The goals of this course are to develop statistical skills necessary to evaluate critically biomedical research using advanced quantitative methods, to identify appropriate techniques for interpretation of results of independent research, and for presentation of results to improve clinical practice.

NURS 702 (4) Clinical Scholarship and Analytical Methods for Advanced Nursing

This course focuses on the conduct of clinical scholarship. Content includes transformational research approaches and evidence–based practice processes, including epidemiological methods. Evaluation methods of clinical practice change outcomes on individuals, groups, populations, and systems are addressed.

NURS 704 (4) Clinical Prevention and Population Health

The conceptual foundations of culturally sensitive clinical prevention and population health in advanced nursing practice will be evaluated. A global perspective to clinical prevention and population health that bridges illness and preventive care models will be investigated and designed.

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 706 (4) Organizational and Systems Leadership

Organizational and systems leadership skills critical for culturally sensitive nursing practice to improve health care and outcomes are enhanced. Focus is on transformational leadership, measurement of outcomes, data driven decision–making, and the business realities of leading within health care.

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 728 (4) Gender Specific Health Care: Theory, Research, and Practice

This course focuses on the theoretical and research based differences between men and women's physiological function and experience of the same diseases within the context of culturally defined gender roles. Examination of large databases will build on existing knowledge.

NURS 740 (3) Clinical Scholarship 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.

Prerequisite: NURS 700 and 702, HLTH 702

NURS 741 (3) Capstone 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) Clinical Inquiry/Capstone 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) Clinical Inquiry/Capstone 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 750 (3) Clinical Scholarship II

Develop, implement, and evaluate culturally–sensitive approaches to improve health status/access patterns and/or address gaps in care of populations within a community of focus whether locally, nationally, or globally.

Prerequisite: NURS 700, 702,704, 740, HLTH 702

NURS 760 (3) Clinical Scholarship III

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.

Prerequisite: NURS 700, 702, 704, 740, 750, HLTH 702

NURS 770 (3) Clinical Scholarship IV: Capstone

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.

Prerequisite: NURS 700, 702, 704, 706, 740, 750, 760

NURS 798 (1) Continuing Registration

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