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. 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 to so as to focus on the specific knowledge and skills essential for the roles in which the student is interested. Courses in the informatics concentration are intended to prepare the graduate as an informatics nurse specialist (INS) eligible for American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification.

Nursing Core
NURS 501 Theoretical Bases for Nursing Practice 3
NURS 502 Nursing Research 3
NURS 503 Epidemiologic 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 and Management Concepts 3
Total 8

HSEA 854 Advanced Informatics 3
NURS 630 Organizational Behavior for Nursing Leaders 3
NURS 632 Management Processes for Nursing Leaders 3
NURS 695 Special Topics/Guided Study 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 Scholarly Project 2
Total 6

Total semester hours: 36