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Degree Requirements

Undergraduate nursing majors at the College of Mount Saint Vincent may pursue a 4 plus 1 B.S./M.S. program through careful planning with academic advisors from both programs.

Suggested Master of Science Part-Time Curriculum Sequences for the Four Specializations Offered by the Masters of Nursing Program

Nursing Administration | Adult Nurse Practitioner | Nursing Education | Family Nurse Practitioner 


Nursing Administration

Year I
Fall     
NURS 501   Advanced Nursing Theory 3 credits 
NURS 504  Dynamics of Nursing Leadership  3 credits 
6 credits
Spring    
NURS 502   Advanced Nursing Research 3 credits 
NURS 505  Ethics and Health Care Policy  3 credits 
6 credits

Year II
Fall Trimester    
*NURS 550/MBA 651 Foundations of Health Care 3 credits 
Mid Trimester    
*NURS 551/MBA 652 Financial Management Budgetary Control 3 credits
Spring Trimester    
*NURS 552/MBA 653 Law for Health Care Professional 3 credits 
NURS 700 Master's Project Advisement 1 credit 
6 credits

Year III
Fall     
NURS 609 Nursing Administration Theory I 3 credits 
NURS 610 Nursing Administration: Seminar/Practicum  3 credits 
NURS 700 Master’s Project Advisement 1 credit

  7 credits 
Spring
 
NURS 611 Nursing Administration Theory II 3 credits 
NURS 612 Nursing Administration Seminar/Practicum 3 credits
NURS 700 Master’s Project Advisement 1 credit
7 credits

Total Credits: 36
*If the above sequence is not being offered, students may substitute a similar course with permission of the Director of Nursing.

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Clinical Track: Adult Nurse Practitioner
Admission to this program is now CLOSED.
Year I
Fall     
NURS 501  Advanced Nursing Theory 3 credits 
NURS 504  Dynamics of Nursing Leadership  3 credits 
6 credits
Spring    
NURS 502   Advanced Nursing Research 3 credits 
NURS 505  Ethics and Health Care Policy  3 credits 
6 credits

Year II
Fall    
NURS 531 Advanced Health Assessment  3 credits 

  3 credits 
Spring

NURS 530 Advanced Pathophysiology  3 credits 
NURS 532 Advanced Pharmacophysiology 3 credits 
NURS 700 Master's Project Advisement 1 credit 
7 credits

Year III
Fall     
NURS 650 Advanced Practice Theory I 3 credits 
NURS 651 Advanced Practice Seminar/Practicum II  3 credits 
NURS 700 Master’s Project Advisement 1 credit

  7 credits 
Spring
 
NURS 652 Advanced Practice Theory II 3 credits 
NURS 653 Advanced Practice Seminar/Practicum 3 credits
NURS 700 Master’s Project Advisement 1 credit
7 credits
Summer Session

NURS 655 Advanced Practice Seminar/ Practicum III 3 credits

Total Credits: 39

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Nursing Education

Year I
Fall     
NURS 501  Advanced Nursing Theory 3 credits 
NURS 504  Dynamics of Nursing Leadership  3 credits 
6 credits
Spring    
NURS 502  Advanced Nursing Research 3 credits 
NURS 505  Ethics and Health Care Policy  3 credits 
6 credits

Year II
Fall    
NURS 661 Theories of Learning 2 credits 
NURS 531 Advanced Health Assessment 3 credits 
5 credits 
Spring

NURS 530 Advanced Pathophysiology  3 credits 
NURS 662 Teaching Learning Process 3 credits 
NURS 700 Master's Project Advisement 1 credit 
7 credits

Year III
Fall     
NURS 664 Curriculum & Course Development 2 credits 
NURS 665 Use of Technology to Teach  2 credits 
NURS 700 Master’s Project Advisement 1 credit

  5 credits 
Spring
 
NURS 721 Teaching Practicum 3 credits 
NURS 700 Master’s Project Advisement 1 credit
4 credits

Total Credits: 33

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Clinical Track: Family Nurse Practitioner 

Year I
Fall     
NURS 501  Advanced Nursing Theory 3 credits 
NURS 504  Dynamics of Nursing Leadership  3 credits 
6 credits
Spring    
NURS 502  Advanced Nursing Research 3 credits 
NURS 505  Ethics and Health Care Policy  3 credits 
6 credits

Year II
Fall    
NURS 531 Advanced Health Assessment 3 credits 
3 credits 
Spring

NURS 530 Advanced Pathophysiology  3 credits 
NURS 532 Advanced Pharmacophysiology 3 credits 
NURS 700 Master's Project Advisement 1 credit 
7 credits

Year III
Fall     
NURS 650 Advanced Practice Theory I 3 credits 
NURS 651 Advanced Practice Seminar/Practicum II  3 credits 
NURS 700 Master’s Project Advisement 1 credit

  7 credits 
Spring
 
NURS 652 Advanced Practice Theory II 3 credits 
NURS 653 Advanced Practice Seminar Practicum 3 credits
NURS 700 Master's Project Advisement 1 credit

  7 credits 

Year IV
NURS 656 Family Nurse Practitioner Theory 3 credits 
NURS 657 Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar/Practicum 3 credits 


6 credits

Total Credits: 42

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