The curriculum consists of a minimum of 36 semester credit hours. The core courses include theoretical and practical knowledge, which serve as the foundation for advanced nursing education in a variety of roles. The core courses focus on three major themes which are consistent with the philosophy for the graduate program: critical systematic inquiry, professional and personal development, and management of information and resources in a rapidly changing health care environment.

The courses in the concentration are individualized so as to focus on the specific knowledge and skills essential for the roles in which the student is interested. Courses in the school nurse concentration focus on the specific knowledge and skills essential for a community focus approach to school nursing.

Nursing Core
NURS 501 Theoretical Bases for Nursing Practice 3
NURS 502 Nursing Research 3
NURS 503 Epidemiological Methods in Health Care 3
NURS 505 Health Care Informatics 3
  Total 12


Graduate Support
NURS 500 Health Care Ethics for Nursing Leaders 3
NURS 690 Health Care Policy for Nursing Leaders 2
NURS 754 Leadership & Management Concepts 3
  Total 8


NURS 520 School Health Nursing 3
EDAD 660 Curriculum Design and Teaching Strategies 3
EDSP 500 Special Education Identification & Issues 3
  Guided Elective 1*
  Total 10


Synthesis and Application
NURS 703 Graduate Nursing Practicum I 2
NURS 705 Graduate Nursing Practicum II 2
  (Practicum courses are 2 credits/6 contact hours)  
NURS 797

NURS 707
Scholarly Project
School Nurse Practicum
  Total 6
*This practicum is waived for RN's who currently hold school nurse licensure. *NURS 707 fulfills both NURS 797 and the 1 credit Guided Elective requirement.

Minimum of 36 semester hours required