Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
    Jul 15, 2019  
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

School of Nursing


Mission and Purposes

Within the environment of a small, independent, liberal arts institution and strengthened by a commitment to Judeo-Christian values, the mission of the School of Nursing is to educate nurses to assume by choice and preparation a professional nursing role in an ever changing society and health care system. The division is committed to: A. delivering high quality and innovative educational programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; B. fostering the development of intelligent, creative problem solving that promotes the health of a diverse society; C. developing a commitment to continuous lifelong learning and to a system of values which insures professionalism and personal integrity in practice; and D. the provision of service to the community.

The purposes of the master’s nursing program are:

  1. To prepare nurses for advanced nursing practice in adult or family health as nurse practitioners;
  2. To provide a foundation for doctoral study.

To achieve these purposes Mount Saint Mary College offers two master’s tracks in advanced practice nursing: a nurse practitioner program in adult gerontology (AGNP) and one in family health (FNP). All students take an advanced practice nursing core of 9 credits. Students in the Adult Gerontology and Family major take 31 credits in their major, including 500-600 hours of precepted clinical practice. Upon successful completion of all course requirements, the college awards the Master of Science degree with a major in adult gerontology or family health. Completion of the program allows graduates to sit for national certification exams in adult gerontology or family health.

Degree Completion

Based on the most recent data, 90% of students typically complete the Master of Science in nursing degree within three years of entrance. Responses to a survey administered six months after graduation reported that 100% of the respondents who received a Master of Science in nursing degree were employed full time.

 

Nurse Practitioner Adult-Gerontology MS

Program Code 1203.10

Nurse Practitioner Core (19 Credits)

  • NUR 5000 - Nursing Theories and Concepts 3
  • NUR 5010 - Nursing Research I 3
  • NUR 6011 - Nursing Research II 2
  • NUR 6020 - Nursing Research III 2
  • NUR 5030 - Issues and Trends in Health Care, Social Policy and Health Care Delivery Systems 3
  • NUR 5040 - Human Diversity/Transcultural Nursing 3
  • NUR 5050 - Contemporary Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse 3

Adult Gerontology (24 Credits)

  • NUR 5200 - Advanced Pathophysiology aAcross the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5210 - Advanced Adult Health I Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5220 - Advanced Adult Health II Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5230 - Advanced Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5240 - Advanced Clinical Pharmacology Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 6220 - Adult Clinical Practicum I Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 6230 - Adult Clinical Practicum II Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 6270 - Gerontology for Advanced Practice 3

Nurse Practitioner Family Health, MS

Program Code 1203.10

Nurse Practitioner Core (19 Credits)

  • NUR 5000 - Nursing Theories and Concepts 3
  • NUR 5010 - Nursing Research I 3
  • NUR 6011 - Nursing Research II 2
  • NUR 6020 - Nursing Research III 2
  • NUR 5030 - Issues and Trends in Health Care, Social Policy and Health Care Delivery Systems 3
  • NUR 5040 - Human Diversity/Transcultural Nursing 3
  • NUR 5050 - Contemporary Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse 3

Family Health (27 credits)

  • NUR 5200 - Advanced Pathophysiology across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5210 - Advanced Adult Health I Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5220 - Advanced Adult Health II Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5230 - Advanced Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5240 - Advanced Clinical Pharmacology across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 6220 - Adult Clinical Practicum I Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 6230 - Adult Clinical Practicum II Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 6280 - Family Health Theory 3
  • NUR 6290 - Family Health Practicum 3

Post-Master’s Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program in Nursing

Adult Gerontology (27 credits)

  • NUR 5200 - Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5230 - Advanced Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5240 - Advanced Clinical Pharmacology across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5210 - Advanced Adult Health I Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5220 - Advanced Adult Health II Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5050 - Contemporary Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse 3
  • NUR 6220 - Adult Clinical Practicum I Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 6230 - Adult Clinical Practicum II Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 6270 - Gerontology for Advanced Practice 3

Note The above courses, or equivalent courses, are required for the completion of the Post-Master’s Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program in Nursing. Evaluation of previous courses to satisfy the above requirements and determination of courses that need to be taken at Mount Saint Mary College will be made on an individual basis by the Graduate Nursing Coordinator after evaluation of the submitted admission requirements. A minimum of 200 clinical hours of clinical practicum are required, and a minimum of 6 credits must be taken at Mount Saint Mary College.

Post-Master’s Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program in Nursing

Program Requirements for Family (30 credits)

  • NUR 5200 - Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5230 - Advanced Physical Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5240 - Advanced Clinical Pharmacology across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5210 - Advanced Adult Health I Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5220 - Advanced Adult Health II Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 5050 - Contemporary Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse 3
  • NUR 6220 - Adult Clinical Practicum I Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 6230 - Adult Clinical Practicum II Across the Lifespan 3
  • NUR 6280 - Family Health Theory 3
  • NUR 6290 - Family Health Practicum 3

 

Note The above courses, or equivalent courses, are required for the completion of the Post-Master’s Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program in Nursing. Evaluation of previous courses to satisfy the above requirements and determination of courses that need to be taken at Mount Saint Mary College will be made on an individual basis by the Graduate Nursing Coordinator after evaluation of the submitted admission requirements. A minimum of 200 clinical hours of clinical practicum are required, and a minimum of 6 credits must be taken at Mount Saint Mary College.