Program of Study

36 hours

The course of study for the graduate nursing curriculum is organized into four areas:

  1. core theoretical knowledge,
  2. nursing education or nursing administration foundations,
  3. elective support courses, and
  4. 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

Capstone Experience

  • Research (Capstone/Topics) Project – 3 hrs.