2021-2022 Catalog 
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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, MSN

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MSN Degree Requirements

  • 46-47 graduate level credits
  • 3.0 or better GPA must be maintained
  • Completion of degree requirements within six years, with most students completing in 3 years full time or 4 years part time.

Online Options

All courses in the graduate program are offered online. For further information contact the Department at (719) 255-4458.

MSN Degree Curriculum

Core Course Requirements (Required of all MSN Students)

Credits: 13-14

Advanced Practice Nursing Core

Credits: 9

MSN-Nurse Practitioner Option Specialty Courses

Nurse Practitioner Students select from the following options:

Adult/Gero Nurse Practitioner

Total Credits:  47

Family Nurse Practitioner

Total Credits:  47

Psychiatric Mental Health NP Specialty Focus

PMHNP Option= 48-49 Total Credit Hours (includes 630 clinical hours)

Course Requirements for Prescriptive Authority

Specific courses may differ for the selected specialty but must include Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Assessment, and Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics. State requirements differ in various state jurisdictions; currency of coursework and practice hours as an APN may be required.

Note: Courses related to the selected clinical specialty provide the student an opportunity to use empirical, ethical, esthetic, personal, and socio-political knowledge in the clinical setting specific to the student’s chosen advanced practice role.


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