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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.

The graduate nursing program offers three specializations: Nursing Administration (36 Credits),
Nursing Education (36 Credits), and a Clinical Track: Family Nurse Practitioner (43 Credits).

Administrative Track | Nursing Education Track | Clinical Track: Family Nurse Practitioner



Administrative Track
Suggested Master of Science Part-Time Curriculum Sequence

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 Semester    
*NURS 550/MBA 651 Foundations of Health Care 3 credits 
Spring Semester    
*NURS 551/MBA 652 Financial Management Budgetary Control 3 credits
Summer Semester    
*NURS 552/MBA 653 Law for Health Care Professional 3 credits 
NURS 700 Master's Project Advisement 1 credit 
10 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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Nursing Education
Suggested Master of Science Part-Time Curriculum Sequence

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 530 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 credits
NURS 531 Advanced Health Assessment 3 credits
NURS 661 Theories of Learning 2 credits
  8 credits 
Spring
NURS 532 Advanced Pharmacophysiology 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 and 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 700 Master's Project Advisement  1 credits 
NURS 721 Teaching Practicum 3 credit
4 credits
Total Credits: 36

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Clinical Track: Family Nurse Practitioner
Suggested Master of Science Part-Time Curriculum Sequence

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
Fall
NURS 656 Family Nurse Practitioner Theory III 3 credits
NURS 657 Family Nurse Practitioner Seminar/Practicum 3 credits
6 credits
Total Credits: 42

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