Degree Requirements


Master of Science in Nursing


Nursing

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREE (THESIS and NON-THESIS)

 

Concentrations:

Nurse Executive 

Family Nurse Practitioner

Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Educator (curriculum coming soon)

 

To receive the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a role concentration, the student must:

  1. Complete all requirements of the degree plan, including:
    1. A minimum of 35-38 credit hours for the Nurse Executive concentration.
    2. A minimum of 40-43 credit hours for the Family Nurse Practitioner concentration.
    3. A minimum of 46-49 credit hours for the Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration.
  2. Complete a Focused Scholarly Project or a Thesis.
  3. Achieve a grade of “B” or better in each course.

 

 

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Concentration: Nurse Executive 

Complete 35-38 credit hours. The required courses are:
Semester 1
NURS 600 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing (3 hours)
NURS 602 Generating Evidence for Nursing Practice (3 hours)
NURS 609 Population Based Primary Care (3 hours)

Semester 2
NURS 646 Policy, Organization, and Structure in Health Care Systems (3 hours)
NURS 648 Nurse Leadership/Management in Health Care Organizations (3 hours)
NURS 649 Health Care Workforce Management (3 hours)
NURS 654 Nurse Leadership and Administration Field Study I (2 hours)

Semester 3
NURS 656 Legal and Regulatory Issues in Nursing Administration (3 hours)
NURS 658 Fiscal and Economic Principles for Nurse Leaders (4 hours)
NURS 655 Nurse Leadership and Administration Field Study II (2 hours)
NURS 695 Focused Scholarly Project (3 hr) or 699 Thesis (6 hr) 3 or 6 hours

Semester 4
NURS 659 Nurse Leadership and Administration Internship (3 hours)
NURS 695 Focused Scholarly Project (3 hr) or 699 Thesis (6 hr) 3 or 6 hours

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 35-38 hours
TOTAL CLINICAL/CLOCK HOURS 300 hours

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Concentration: Family Nurse Practitioner

Complete 40-43 credit hours. The required courses are:
Semester 1
NURS 600 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing (3 hours)
NURS 604 Issues in Advanced Nursing (3 hours)
NURS 618 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice (3 hours)

Semester 2
NURS 602 Generating Research for Nursing Practice (3 hours)
NURS 606 Health Assessment and Diag Reason Adv Nurs Practicum (1 hour)
NURS 616 Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 hours)
NURS 617 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice (3 hours)

Semester 3
NURS 609 Population-Based Care (3 hours)
NURS 682 Advanced Practice Nursing: Family I (5 hours)
NURS 695 Focused Scholarly Project OR 599/699 Thesis (3 hours)

Semester 4
NURS 683 Advanced Practice Nursing: Family II (5 hours)
NURS 699 Thesis (3 hours)

Semester 5
NURS 684 Advanced Practice Nursing: Family III (6 hours)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 40-43 hours
TOTAL CLINICAL HOURS 720 hours

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Concentration: Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Complete 46-49 credit hours. The required courses are:
Semester 1
NURS 600 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing (3 hours)
NURS 604 Issues in Advanced Nursing (3 hours)
NURS 617 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice (3 hours)

Semester 2
NURS 602 Generating Evidence for Nursing Practice (3 hours)
NURS 606 Hlth Assessment & Diag Reason Adv Nurs Prac Practicum (1 hour)
NURS 608 Diagnostic Considerations and Psychophamacology for Psychiatric Disorders (3 hours)
NURS 616 Hlth Assess and Diagnostic Reason Adv Nurs Practice (3 hours)
Semester 3
NURS 609 Population-Based Care (3 hours)
NURS 618 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice (3 hours)
NURS 690 Psychotherapy for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing (3 hours)
Semester 4
NURS 691 Advanced Practice Nursing: Family Psych/Mental Health I (5 hours)
NURS 695 Focused Scholarly Project OR 599/699 Thesis (3 hours)
Semester 5
NURS 692 Advanced Practice Nursing: Family Psych/Mental Health II (5 hours)
NURS 699 Thesis (3 hours)

Semester 6

NURS 693 Advanced Practice Nursing: Family Psych/Mental health III (5 hours)

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 46-49 hours
TOTAL CLINICAL HOURS 720 hours

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All students must complete either Thesis (NURS 699) OR Focused Scholarly Project (NURS 695). Students who elect to enroll in Thesis will earn a total of 6 credits. Students who elect to enroll in Focused Scholarly Project will earn a total of 3 credits.

 

Admission to the Family Nurse Practitioner OR Family Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner concentration at Southeastern means that the MSN degree-seeking student is eligible to progress to the NP practicum courses when the following courses have been completed in the program of study.

 

Nursing 600 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)
Nursing 602 Design and Methodology of Nursing Research (3 credit hours)
Nursing 604 Issues in Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)
Nursing 606 Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (1 credit hour)
Nursing 616 Health Assessment for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)
Nursing 608 Diagnostic Considerations in Psychopharmacology for Psychiatric Disorders (3 credit hours) 

 

Note: for Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Nursing 617 Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)
Nursing 618 Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credit hours)