Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner
Admission is achieved through the Post-Baccalaureate Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. As a part of the DNP program, baccalaureate prepared nurses have the opportunity to earn a master of science degree with a major in nursing.
Students enrolled in the DNP program may obtain the Master of Science in Nursing degree (MS in Nursing) and continue toward the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, or may exit the program after completing requirements for the MS in Nursing degree.
Graduates of the master of science portion of the program meet all requirements to sit for the national certification examination in their specialty area. They are prepared to offer care at the advanced practice level to select populations and are able to perform all activities encompassed in the scope of practice as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN).
Students seeking the Master of Science degree with a major in Nursing at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies' as well as particular requirements set forth by the College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines.
- A minimum of 30 semester credits in a major field.
- At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
- A maximum of one-fourth of the credit hours required for the degree may be transferred from another institution.
- Required Courses:
Family Nurse Practitioner
(mostly on-line courses)
|NURS 500||Theories/Concepts Nursing||3|
|NURS 502||Evidence for Practice||3|
|NURS 505||Advanced Pharmacology||3|
|NURS 510||Adv Physiology/Pathophysiology I||3|
|NURS 511||Adv Physiology/Pathophys II||3|
|NURS 523||Health Promotion||3|
|NURS 531||Adult-Gerontology Illness Management I||3|
|NURS 532||Family Centered Advanced Practice Nursing||3|
|NURS 533||Adult-Gerontology Illness Management II||3|
|NURS 553||Role Development of the NP||2|
|NURS 544||Pharmacotherapeutics for Primary Care||2|
|NURS 559||Maternal and Child Health in Primary Care||2|
|NURS 585||Advanced Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 597||Advanced Clinical Practicum (I)||5|
|NURS 597||Advanced Clinical Practicum (II)||6|
|NURS 597||Advanced Clinical Practicum (III)||6|
|NURS 605||Health Policy||2|
|NURS 997||Independent Study||2|