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Curriculum Requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Nursing

Required Core Courses

All MSN students must satisfy these core requirements as part of their chosen specialty track plan of study.

NRSG 602NURSING SCHOLARSHIP4
NRSG 603LEADERSHIP IN NURSING3
NRSG 604HEALTH SYSTEMS INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT3
NRSG 609HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION3
Various Graduate Statistics 13
Total Credit Hours16
1

Not offered by College of Nursing but available through University of Nebraska system, including UNMC (BIOS 806 - Biostatistics I), or at/through any accredited college/university.

Specialty Tracks

NOTE:  The following information regarding Specialty Tracks is accurate at the time of printing but is subject to change. For the most recent changes to the curricula, please visit the CON website.
http://www.unmc.edu/nursing/programs/masters-msn/index.html

In addition to the MSN Required Core Courses above, the following courses are required in the students' selected specialty area:

Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP

Various Graduate Statistics 13
NRSG 602NURSING SCHOLARSHIP 14
NRSG 603LEADERSHIP IN NURSING 13
NRSG 604HEALTH SYSTEMS INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT 13
NRSG 605PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES I3
NRSG 606APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES3
NRSG 607ADVANCED ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN3
NRSG 609HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 13
NRSG 615ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN III: TRANSITIONAL CARE OF ADULTS WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS2
NRSG 616ADULT-GERONTOLOGY COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT, RISK MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH PROMOTION1
NRSG 617ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN I: COMMON ADULT HEALTH PROBLEMS1
NRSG 618ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN II: ACUTE AND EPISODIC ADULT HEALTH PROBLEMS2
NRSG 620ADULT GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) I3
NRSG 624ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) II3
NRSG 628ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) III5
NRSG 631ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM3
NRSG 633ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN IV: ADULT-GERIATRIC SYNDROMES2
Total Credit Hours47
1

Required core course

NP credentialing - Graduates are eligible to apply to take the Nurse Practitioner board certification exam in this specialty. 

Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist

Various Graduate Studies 13
NRSG 602NURSING SCHOLARSHIP 14
NRSG 603LEADERSHIP IN NURSING 13
NRSG 604HEALTH SYSTEMS INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT 13
NRSG 605PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES I3
NRSG 606APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES3
NRSG 607ADVANCED ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN3
NRSG 609HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 13
NRSG 615ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN III: TRANSITIONAL CARE OF ADULTS WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS2
NRSG 616ADULT-GERONTOLOGY COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT, RISK MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH PROMOTION1
NRSG 617ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN I: COMMON ADULT HEALTH PROBLEMS1
NRSG 618ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN II: ACUTE AND EPISODIC ADULT HEALTH PROBLEMS2
NRSG 621ADULT-GERONTOLOGY CLINCIAL NURSE SPECIALIST (CNS) I3
NRSG 625ADULT-GERONTOLOGY CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST (CNS) II3
NRSG 629ADULT-GERONTOLOGY CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST (CNS) III5
NRSG 632ADULT-GERONTOLOGY CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST (CNS) COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM3
NRSG 633ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN IV: ADULT-GERIATRIC SYNDROMES2
Total Credit Hours47
1

Required core course

CNS credentialing - Graduates are eligible to apply to take the Clinical Nurse Specialist board certification exam in this specialty. 

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP

Various Graduate Statistics 13
NRSG 602NURSING SCHOLARSHIP 14
NRSG 603LEADERSHIP IN NURSING 13
NRSG 604HEALTH SYSTEMS INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT 13
NRSG 605PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES I3
NRSG 606APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES3
NRSG 607ADVANCED ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN3
NRSG 609HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 13
NRSG 615ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN III: TRANSITIONAL CARE OF ADULTS WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS2
NRSG 616ADULT-GERONTOLOGY COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT, RISK MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH PROMOTION1
NRSG 617ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN I: COMMON ADULT HEALTH PROBLEMS1
NRSG 618ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN II: ACUTE AND EPISODIC ADULT HEALTH PROBLEMS2
NRSG 619ADULT GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) I3
NRSG 623ADULT-GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) II3
NRSG 627ADULT-GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) III5
NRSG 630ADULT-GERONTOLOGY PRIMARY CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM3
NRSG 633ADULT-GERONTOLOGY ACROSS THE LIFESPAN IV: ADULT-GERIATRIC SYNDROMES2
Total Credit Hours47
1

Required core course

NP credentialing - Graduates are eligible to apply to take the Nurse Practitioner board certification exam in this specialty. 

Family Nurse Practitioner

Various Graduate Statistics 13
NRSG 602NURSING SCHOLARSHIP 14
NRSG 603LEADERSHIP IN NURSING 13
NRSG 604HEALTH SYSTEMS INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT 13
NRSG 605PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES I3
NRSG 606APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES3
NRSG 607ADVANCED ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN3
NRSG 609HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 13
NRSG 637HEALTH PROMOTION IN PRIMARY CARE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES5
NRSG 638PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OF YOUNG FAMILIES6
NRSG 639PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OF OLDER FAMILIES6
NRSG 640ADVANCED PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OF FAMILIES6
Total Credit Hours48
1

Required core course

NP credentialing - Graduates are eligible to apply to take the Nurse Practitioner board certification exam in this specialty. 

Pediatrics Primary Care NP2

Various Graduate Statistics 13
NRSG 602NURSING SCHOLARSHIP 14
NRSG 603LEADERSHIP IN NURSING 13
NRSG 604HEALTH SYSTEMS INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT 13
NRSG 605PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES I3
NRSG 606APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES3
NRSG 607ADVANCED ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN3
NRSG 609HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 13
NRSG 671PRIMARY CARE AND HEALTH PROMOTION IN CHILDREN'S HEALTH5
NRSG 672PRIMARY CARE OF CHILDREN II: ACUTE HEALTH PROBLEMS5
NRSG 673PRIMARY CARE OF CHILDREN III: CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS6
NRSG 684ADVANCED WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH PRACTICUM6
Total Credit Hours47
1

Required core course

2

2 years full time

NP credentialing - Graduates are eligible to apply to take the Nurse Practitioner board certification exam in this specialty. 

Psychiatric Mental Health NP

Various Graduate Statistics 13
NRSG 602NURSING SCHOLARSHIP 14
NRSG 603LEADERSHIP IN NURSING 13
NRSG 604HEALTH SYSTEMS INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT 13
NRSG 605PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES I3
NRSG 606APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES3
NRSG 607ADVANCED ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN3
NRSG 609HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 13
NRSG 662COUNSELING MODELS IN ADVANCED PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING3
NRSG 663ADVANCED PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING WITH ADULTS4
NRSG 664ADVANCED PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING WITH CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS4
NRSG 665NEUROSCIENCE PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING2
NRSG 668PRACTICUM IN ADVANCED PSYCHATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSING7
Total Credit Hours45
1

Required core course

NP credentialing - Graduates are eligible to apply to take the Nurse Practitioner board certification exam in this specialty. 

Women’s Health NP2

Various Graduate Statistics 13
NRSG 602NURSING SCHOLARSHIP 14
NRSG 603LEADERSHIP IN NURSING 13
NRSG 604HEALTH SYSTEMS INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT 13
NRSG 605PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES I3
NRSG 606APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSES3
NRSG 607ADVANCED ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN3
NRSG 609HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 13
NRSG 676PRIMARY CARE AND HEALTH PROMOTION IN WOMEN'S HEALTH4
NRSG 677ACUTE CARE AND HEALTH PROMOTION IN WOMEN6
NRSG 678CHRONIC CARE AND HEALTH PROMOTION IN WOMEN6
NRSG 684ADVANCED WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH PRACTICUM6
Total Credit Hours47
1

Required core course

2

2 years full time

NP credentialing - Graduates are eligible to apply to take the Nurse Practitioner board certification exam in this specialty. 

Nurse Leader/Executive

Various Graduate Statistics 13
NRSG 602NURSING SCHOLARSHIP 14
NRSG 603LEADERSHIP IN NURSING 13
NRSG 604HEALTH SYSTEMS INNOVATION AND IMPROVEMENT 13
NRSG 609HEALTH PROMOTION FOR POPULATION 13
NRSG 651HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS AND POLICY3
NRSG 652ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS4
NRSG 653ANALYZING ISSUES IN NURSING ADMINISTRATION2
NRSG 654INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATICS3
NRSG 655HEALTH CARE ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT3
NRSG 656DEVELOPING SYSTEMS AND INFRASTRUCTURES IN HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS5
NRSG 657PRACTICUM IN MANAGING AND EVALUATING IN HEALTH CARE5
Total Credit Hours41
1

Required core course

Nurse Educator Training

Students may seek the nurse educator training through one of two pathways:

  1. Concurrent preparation as an advanced practice nurse in one of the college's master's programs specialty tracks
  2. Through doctoral level (PhD or DNP) cognates required for students enrolled in the college's doctoral programs
  3. As teacher training for RNs who already have a master's degree

MSN and DNP students register for 600-level courses; PhD students register for 800-level courses.

There are four nurse educator courses for a total of 12 credits.

NRSG 691/891DESIGNING AND EVALUATING LEARNER-CENTERED CURRICULA3
NRSG 692/892TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGIES3
NRSG 693/893USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE TEACHNG AND LEARNING STRATEGIES3
NRSG 694/894IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EDUCATOR ROLE: PRACTICUM3
Total Credit Hours12

Additional Information Resources

Additional information regarding the MSN Program is available on the College of Nursing website at: http://www.unmc.edu/nursing/programs/masters-msn/index.html