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-5050 Research for Evidence-Based Nursing 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 14
Advanced Practice Core 9
Nursing Capstone 4
Area of Focus 15–17
Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Total: 42
Global Public Health Nursing (GPHN) Total: 37
Nurse Educator (NE) Total: 42
Nursing Core (14 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 2 7
BTGS-6100 Biblical and Theological Foundations for Grad Study 3 7
Science Core for FNP (9 Hours)
Course No. Course Title Hours Weeks
NSG-6150 Physiology, Patho, and Genomics for APRN 3 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 (9 Hours)
Course No. Course Title Hours Weeks
NSG-6155 Physiology, Patho, and Genomics 3 10
NSG-6175 Advanced Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning 3 14
NSG-6165 Advanced Pharmacology 3 10
FNP Specialty Courses (15 Hours)
Course No. Course Title Hours Weeks
NSG-6310 Advanced Concepts and Practice in the Care of Adults
(200 hours of Clinical)
3 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)
3 14
NSG-6395 Applied Scholarship in Practice for FNP
(50 hours of Clinical)
3 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 (16 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 Current Design and Development in Nursing Education
(25 hours of Clinical)
3 7
NSG-6430 Assessment and Evaluation for Nurse Educators
(25hours of Clinical)
2 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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