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Curriculum

A curriculum designed to strengthen your holistic approach to healthcare.

Misericordia’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) curriculum provides a structured framework that prepares you for an advanced practice role in healthcare. It centers around research, inquiry, analysis, and other skills that can be directly applied in the workplace; like the diagnosis, prescription, and management of acute and chronic illnesses.

Our online MSN offers individualized attention and scholarly insight from a dedicated faculty with years of practical experience. You can specialize your coursework in one of two areas: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner.

This degree follows Misericordia’s commitment to a higher standard of education focused on:

  • Evidence-based practice
  • Healthcare policies, organization, and financing
  • Ethics
  • Professional role development
  • Considerations for diversity and social issues

MSN Program Curriculum

Year One (3 semesters)
20 credits          
NSG 527 Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology 3 Credits   DNP 802 Advanced Biomedical Ethics & Healthcare Policy 3 Credits
NSG 528 Advanced Physical Ex and Dx Reasoning 3 Credits   NSG 690 Primary Care OCI I (FNP and AGPCNP tracks) 1 Credit
DNP 800 Evidence-Based Practice Theory and Role 3 Credits   NSG 529 Introduction to Clinical Management of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention in Advanced Practice Nursing 4 Credits
NSG 526 Advanced Pharmacology for Primary Care 3 Credits        
             
Year Two (3 semesters)
19 credits          
NSG 613 Acute Episodic Health Needs of Adults and Older Adults 3 Credits   NSG 691 Primary Care OCI II (FNP and AGPCNP tracks) 1 Credit
NSG 614 Chronic Health Needs of Adults and Older Adults 3 Credits   NSG 617 Women's Health 3 Credits
NSG 615 Clinical Management of Acute and Chronic Health Needs of Adults and Older Adults 4 Credits   NSG 618 Clinical Management of Women’s Health 2 Credits
NSG 616 Evidenced-Based Research Utilization for Advanced Practice Nursing 3 Credits        
             
Year Three - Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Track (1 semester)
6 Credits          
NSG 612A Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Synthesis 3 Credits   NSG 622 Evidence-Based Practice Synthesis 3 for APRN (Capstone) 6 Credits
             
Year Three - Family Nurse Practitioner Track (2 semesters)
11 Credits            
NSG 619 and NSG 620 are not taken as part of the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner specialization.
NSG 619 Health of Children 3 Credits   NSG 612A Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Synthesis 3 Credits
NSG 620 Clinical Management of Children's Health 2 Credits   NSG 622 Evidence-Based Practice Synthesis 3 for APRN (Capstone) 3 Credits

Click here to view course descriptions in the University catalog
 

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