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M.S.N. Curriculum

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Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Global Public Health Nursing (GPHN) Nurse Educator (NE) Certificates

Nursing Research and Statistics

Students, who did not provide evidence of completing a nursing research course and a statistics course during the admission process, must satisfy the requirement before taking NSG-6070 Principles of Evidence-Based Practice.

Program prerequisites may be taken from Cedarville University or from another regionally accredited institution.

Master of Science in Nursing Curriculum Summary
Courses Hours
Nursing Core 15
Science Core 6-10
Area of Focus 16–20
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Total: 45
Global Public Health Nursing (GPHN) Total: 37
Nurse Educator (NE) Total: 38
Nursing Core (15 Hours)
Course No. Course Title Hours Weeks
NSG-6050 Professional Role Development and Health Care Leadership
3 7
NSG-6060 Healthcare Economics and Policy 3 7
NSG-6070 Principles of Evidence Based Practice 3 7
NSG-6080 Biblical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice 3 7
BTGS-6100 Biblical and Theological Foundations for Grad Study 3 7
Science Core for FNP (10 Hours)
Course No. Course Title Hours Weeks
NSG-6150 Physiology, Patho, and Genomics for APRN 4 14
NSG-6170 Advanced Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning for APRN 3 14
NSG-6160 Advanced Pharmacology for APRN 3 14
* On-Campus intensive required
Science Core for GPHN / NE (6 Hours)
Course No. Course Title Hours Weeks
NSG-6155 Physiology, Patho, and Genomics 2 10
NSG-6175 Advanced Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 2 14
NSG-6165 Advanced Pharmacology 2 10
FNP Specialty Courses (20 Hours)
Course No. Course Title Hours Weeks
NSG-6310 Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Adults
(200 hours of Clinical)
6 14
NSG-6315 Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Older Adults
(100 hours of Clinical)
3 7
NSG-6320 Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Women
(100 hours of Clinical)
3 7
NSG-6325 Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Children
(150 hours of Clinical)
6 14
NSG-6395 Applied Scholarship in Practice for FNP
(50 hours of Clinical)
2 14
* On-Campus intensive required
GPHN Specialty Courses (17 Hours)
Course No. Course Title Hours Weeks
NSG-6200 Philosophy and Theology of Health, Healing, and Illness 3 7
NSG-6210 Global Health and Vulnerable Populations 3 7
NSG-6220 Epidemiology 3 7
NSG-6230 Population Based Health Care 3 7
NSG-6280 GPHN Practicum
(200 hours of Clinical)
3 14
NSG-6395 Applied Scholarship in Practice for GPHN
(200 hours of Clinical)
2 14
NE Specialty Courses (17 Hours)
Course No. Course Title Hours Weeks
NSG-6400 Foundations of Education 3 7
NSG-6410 Teaching and Learning Strategies for Nurse Educators
(50 hours of Clinical)
3 7
NSG-6420 Curriculum Design and Development for Nurse Educators
(25 hours of Clinical)
3 7
NSG-6430 Assessment and Evaluation for Nurse Educators
(25 hours of Clinical)
3 7
NSG-6480 Education Practicum
(200 hours of Clinical)
3 14
NSG-6495 Applied Scholarship in Practice for NE
(50 hours of Clinical)
2 14

Refer to individual areas of focus for completion options.

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