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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
Pam Dwyer

“Our nurse practitioner graduates are prepared with the knowledge of not only the clinical aspects of the illness, but also the factors that make and keep people ill. Throughout the program they’re challenged to discuss issues related to healthcare disparities, illness, and wellness, and they also have to come up with creative solutions to address these issues.”                   — Pamela Dwyer DNP, CRNP                                              Graduate Nursing                                  Department Chairperson

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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