Direct Entry MSN Curriculum

Our accelerated Direct Entry MSN program is available to students in two different formats, operating as either hybrid-online or campus-based curricula. While this program can be an intense learning experience, you can expect to receive a quality education from instructors who care about your success and are driven to work with you to provide the necessary tools and resources to excel.

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The full-time, 5-semester program is composed of three essential elements.

  • Nursing theory courses, to be completed either hybrid-online or on-campus
  • On-site skills and simulation labs which will allow you to continue developing your nursing techniques
  • Clinical rotations in top health care facilities
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Over the course of our Direct Entry MSN program, you will complete 75 credit hours, which include extensive lab work and clinical practice hours at different health care facilities.

Curriculum Overview: 75 Credits

Semester One – 14 Credits

NURS 6011Health Assessment & Fundamentals I3
NURS 6013Health Assessment & Fundamentals II2
NURS 6003Essentials for Nursing Practice3
NURS 6015Pharmacotherapeutics for Nursing Practice3
NURS 6030Pathophysiological Concepts for Advanced Nursing Practice3

Semester Two – 16 Credits

NURS 6005Concept and Interventions for the Promotion of Mental Health Theory3
NURS 6007Ethics, Policy and Health Care Advocacy3
NURS 6201Nursing Concepts and Interventions, Adults/Older Adults I Theory3
NURS 6500Family-Centered Nursing Care of Children Theory3
NURS 6970Nursing Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions Clinical4

Semester Three – 16 Credits

NURS 6010Research and Evidence as a Foundation for Nursing3
NURS 6100Community and Population Health Nursing 3
NURS 6202Nursing Concepts and Interventions, Adults/Older Adults II Theory3
NURS 6700Maternity Nursing and Women’s Health Theory3
NURS 6971Nursing Care for Patient with Acute Conditions Clinical4

Semester Four – 16 Credits

NURS 6000Theoretical Foundations of Nursing3
NURS 6032Pharmacology for Advanced Nursing Practice3
NURS 6244Health Promotion Across the Lifespan3
HEAL 6825Quality and Patient Safety in Health Care3
NURS 6973Professional Nursing Practice Clinical4

Semester Five – 13 Credits

NURS 6009Organizational and Systems Leadership3
NURS 6035Advanced Health Care Assessment3
HEAL 6835Informatics, Technology, and Professional Issues3
NURS 6976Transition to Nursing Practice4

This curriculum has been assembled to ensure that each semester builds on skills in an effective manner to form practice-ready nurses. To learn more about the Direct Entry MSN program, contact an admissions adviser today. They can answer any questions you may have and guide you throughout the application process, ensuring that qualified students will be able to take part and earn their master’s degree.