College of Nursing Graduate Programs

MIDAS Curriculum and Program Course Sequence

The MIDAS program requires five semesters (fall/spring/summer/fall/spring) of full-time study. Didactic courses are scheduled during the days, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Clinical times will vary and begin as early as 6:30 to 7:00 a.m. Some clinical experiences may be scheduled in the evenings depending upon the semester and the clinical site.

First Semester (Fall)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
Total 18
NURS 550 Nursing Perspectives I 3
NURS 501 Theoretical Bases for Nursing Practice 3
NURS 502 Nursing Research 3
NURS 552 Art and Science of Nursing 4
NURS 553 Art and Science of Nursing Practicum 2
NURS 554 Essentials of Pathophysiology 3

Second Semester (Spring)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
Total 15
NURS 560 Nursing Perspectives II 3
NURS 562 Art and Science of Family Nursing 4
NURS 563 Art and Science of Family Nursing Practicum 2
NURS 564 Art and Science of Adult Nursing 4
NURS 565 Art and Science of Adult Nursing Practicum 2

Third Semester (summer)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
Total 16
NURS 650 Art and Science of Advanced Nursing 6
NURS 651 Art and Science of Advanced Nursing Practicum 3
NURS 652 Art and Science of Psychiatric Nursing 2
NURS 653 Art and Science of Psychiatric Nursing Practicum 1
NURS 654 Advanced Pharmacology 2
NURS 656 Advanced Pathophysiology 2

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
Total 15
NURS 750 Nursing Perspectives III 3
NURS 864 Epidemiologic Methods in Health Care 3
NURS 752 Community Nursing/Public Health Policy 4
NURS 753 Community Nursing/Public Health Policy Practicum 2
NURS 754 Management Concepts 3

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
Total 15
NURS 850 Nursing Perspectives IV 3
NURS 500 Health Care Ethics for Nursing Leaders 3
NURS 857 Leadership Practicum & Scholarly Project 6
NURS 854 Advanced Informatics 3

Each practicum credit hour is equal to four clock hours per week. Total semester hours required for the MIDAS program 79 semester hours