Master of Science in Nursing

Major: NURS
Degree Awarded: MSN
Unit: GN
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/nursing

Program Information

The University of Louisville School of Nursing is an essential partner of a research intensive academic health science center in a nationally recognized university serving a metropolitan community.

The School of Nursing is a community in which faculty, staff and students collaborate to promote excellence in the profession of nursing. This is accomplished through research and scholarship that inform undergraduate and graduate education, support evidence-based practice and foster advances in nursing science.

Students are prepared to demonstrate excellence in nursing science, practice and leadership, in a variety of settings for the benefit of clients across the lifespan and to meet the evolving health care needs of society.

As a citizen of the larger community, the emphasis of the School of Nursing is to address the complex health needs of diverse and dynamic populations through nursing education, research, scholarship and service.

The School of Nursing offers the following degrees:

Nursing - Ph.D.

Nursing- D.N.P.

Nursing - M.S.N.

Post-Masters Certificates are available in the following programs:

Adult Gerontology Acute Nurse Practitioner

Adult Gerontology Primary Nurse Practitioner

Family Nurse Practitioner

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric, Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

M.S.N. Admissions Policies - School of Nursing

Students may be admitted into the Master of Science in Nursing program for the Master's Entry into Professional Nursing (MEPN) for a summer term only. The Master's Entry into Professional Nursing (MEPN) is a graduate program for entry into practice.

Advanced practice specialties, effective fall 2016, are now available through our Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program.

Application deadline Degree Seeking Students:

Summer Semester for M.S.N./M.E.P.N.: February 1st

Fall 2015 was the last admission cycle for the M.S.N., advanced practice specialties.

Criteria for Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing for the Master's Entry into Professional Nursing (MEPN) Degree Program:

To be considered for admission to Degree Status, the following items must be submitted:

To the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies:

  • Completed University of Louisville Graduate Admissions Application, including $60 application fee (application available online at: http://louisville.edu/graduate/apply)
  • Official transcripts representing all college coursework with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A bachelor's degree must be earned from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Two references from individuals who can speak of academic and/or professional nursing capabilities and potential are required. References should be chosen from: former faculty members, current or immediate past employer, or other nursing/health professionals. Each person providing a reference for you must complete the University of Louisville, School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Graduate Admission recommendation form (available online at: http://louisville.edu/graduate/apply)
  • Submit a goal statement, 500 words or less, explaining your health care professional goals.
  • Resume

To the School of Nursing, Office of Student Services:

  • Completed Legal Questionnaire (available online at: http://www.louisville.edu/nursing)
  • Criminal background check submitted through Certified Background.com
  • A personal interview with faculty may be required.

Students who do not meet admission requirements may contact the University of Louisville School of Nursing Office of Student Services for an advising appointment.

Conditional Admission to M.S.N. Degree Program:

Students who do not meet these admission requirements may be considered for admission in conditional status.

Applications will not be considered for Full or Conditional Degree status unless all application materials are available to the review committee by the application deadline.

Post-Masters Certificate Admissions Requirements (considered non-degree status):

Admissions Deadlines:

Summer Semester, February 1

Fall Semester, April 1

Spring Semester, October 1

Only Postmasters have a summer, fall or spring admit option. Admit term based upon evaluation of previous coursework. Required courses are determined after a gap analysis of the student's previous coursework and certifications. For students missing a portion of required coursework, missing content may be fulfilled by completing the appropriate NURS 690 Special Topics course(s). A minimum of 25% of credit hours must be completed in residence to be awarded the Postmaster's Certificate.

The following materials must be submitted for review by the School of Nursing Student Affairs Committee:

To the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies:

  • Official transcripts of all college course work including ones verifying completion of accredited B.S.N. and Master's in Nursing programs. Applicants whose prior degree(s) was from the University of Louisville do not need to send official transcripts. However, if the last degree earned was NOT from the University of Louisville, those transcripts must be submitted. All applicants are required to submit transcripts for all college work completed.
  • Completed University of Louisville Graduate Admissions Application, including $60 application fee (application available online at:http://louisville.edu/graduate/apply)
  • Two completed letters of recommendation for the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, Graduate Admissions (see the University of Louisville Graduate AdmissionApplication) which address academic and professional competence. References should be chosen from former faculty member, current or immediate past employer, or other nursing/health professional.At least one reference should be from a nurse.These letters should accompany the reference form required by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale from Master's in Nursing program.
  • Resume including your RN license number.

To the School of Nursing:

  • Completed Legal Questionnaire available on line at www.louisville.edu/nursing
  • A personal interview with faculty may be required.
  • Criminal Background Check. Instructions on School of Nursing website. Cost $40.

Criteria for Admission in Visiting Student Status to the Graduate Nursing Program:

Students admitted as visiting students are non-degree. Students admitted in non-degree status may not be eligible for some financial aid sources.

Visiting students from other schools may apply each semester for non-degree status by submitting the following:

To the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies:

  • Graduate Admissions Application including the $60.00 fee.
  • A letter of good standing from student's home school or transcripts from graduate school in which the student is currently enrolled verifying a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Important Note:

All applicants, regardless of their application status, are required to submit official transcripts for all college work completed. An application fee of $60.00 is required of all applicants regardless of where previous degrees were earned.

Academic Policies

Academic Progress in the Graduate Program

Satisfactory academic progress in a program involves maintaining the academic and professional standards expected in a particular discipline or program and may include demonstration of the ability to function as a professional practitioner. Failure to maintain these standards or demonstrate such abilities may result in the termination of the student's admission to the program.

Removal From Clinical

A student who is unsafe in a clinical area or research setting is subject to academic action including dismissal from the program.

Clinical Laboratory Fee

Effective Summer 2006, all graduate students enrolled in clinical programs in the School of Nursing will be charged clinical fees of $300. A $100.00 fee will be assessed at the time of enrollment in NURS 656 Advanced Clinical Assessment or NURS 629 Assessment of the Neonate. A $200.00 fee will be assessed upon registration in the first clinical course for each concentration. This fee covers costs associated with clinical laboratory instruction, including clinical laboratory supplies, clinical equipment, support of simulation equipment, preceptor placement coordination and clinical visitations.

Course Offerings

Course offerings are subject to cancellation due to insufficient enrollment. Preceptorship/clinical experiences are scheduled on any day of the week based on availability of clinical sites and preceptors. Limited evening and weekend preceptorship experiences may be available. Preceptorship experiences throughout the state are also possible but not guaranteed. The office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs oversees student placement with preceptors, in collaboration with the Clinical Placement Coordinator and course faculty.

Late Complete Withdrawal after the Deadline

Upon proper documentation of extreme circumstances, decision for approval of late complete withdrawals may be made by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. Late complete withdrawals are those requested after the deadline has passed and before the instructor has assigned a grade.

Students may not withdraw from any course after the published deadline in the online Schedule of Courses without the approval of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. This is granted only because of illness or conditions beyond the student's control. The grade report would reflect a grade of W.

Student Health Services Requirements

Each student must comply with the current student health policy of the Health Sciences Center. All costs associated with compliance are the responsibility of the student. Because of contractual agreements with agencies and the changing needs of society, this policy is updated periodically. The current health policies are listed below. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain his/her health in order to insure safety for other students and clients. If faculty or the agency deems that any student creates a health risk, the student may be excluded from the clinical experience and/or the program.

Note: Health policies are constantly under review by faculty based on CDC changing requirements and community expectations. Students will be notified of any policy changes, and compliance will be required.

Clinical Requirements-Postmasters

Before beginning the first clinical course in the Postmasters program, students must be in compliance with the following clinical requirements:

  • verification of a valid Kentucky Registered Nurse License
  • submit documentation of CPR certification (Adult, Child and Infant)
  • submit proof of successful completion of University of Louisville HIPAA Training
  • submit proof of student nurse practitioner liability insurance coverage
  • submit required immunization records and proof of health insurance coverage to the Campus Health Services (call 852-6446 for additional current information on requirements).
  • submit proof of successful completion of Bloodborne Pathogen training.
  • Individual health care facilities, used as clinical sites by the School of Nursing, may have additional requirements. In this event, the student is required to comply with any additional requirements of that facility.

  • provide evidence of a negative drug screen.

Clinical Requirements - MEPN

Detailed information is provided at student orientations, the School of Nursing MEPN Student Handbook, and is available through the School of Nursing, Office of Student Services.

Repeating Nursing Courses

MSN, advanced practice, and Postmaster students who receive a grade of C+ or below in a required course must repeat the course. Students in the Postmaster's and MSN, advanced practice programs, are allowed to repeat one required nursing curriculum course only one time. A student who receives a grade of C+ or below in a second course required in the nursing curriculum will be dismissed from the program. A Permit to Repeat Course form should be submitted to the Office of Student Services (OSS), School of Nursing, to ensure that only the last grade attempted will be included in the student's grade point average. Repeating a course is not an automatic privilege, and in most cases the student must petition to the School of Nursing for permission to repeat a nursing course. Once permission is granted, the student will be allowed to repeat the course on a space available basis.

For MEPN, the repeat nursing courses policy is detailed in the School of Nursing MEPN Student Handbook.

Probation and Dismissal

If the cumulative grade point average falls below 3.0, the student will be placed on academic probation for the next regular semester. If the cumulative grade point average is not raised to a minimum of 3.0 by the end of the probation semester, the student will be dismissed from the program. The dismissal will be reflected on the student's transcript. If a student wishes to continue at the University, he/she must apply and be accepted to another unit in order to continue to enroll in classes.

Permission for Visiting Student Status at Another Institution

Students may apply for visiting student status should they wish to enroll in a nursing course at another institution while a student at the University of Louisville. If the course is being taken to apply toward the University of Louisville degree requirements, it is the student's responsibility to check with OSS to confirm the equivalency of the course before they enroll. Students must provide OSS with the most recent copy of the course syllabus so that University of Louisville faculty can evaluate the course for equivalency. Once the equivalency status of the course has been determined, the applying student will be sent a letter of permission for visiting student status. Students are responsible for requesting that an official transcript be sent to the University's Registrar's Office upon completion of any transfer work.

Curriculum

The Master of Science in Nursing Curriculum

The faculty have moved to decrease barriers, provide a climate responsive to individual student needs, and to move towards graduating the most well-prepared practitioners in the Kentuckiana area. With the University of Louisville mission directed toward research, teaching, practice, and service, the School of Nursing is well situated to be the premier graduate program in the metropolitan area.

MSN, Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Core ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 605Foundations for Advanced Practice3
NURS 607Research and Evidence Based Practice Nursing3
NURS 608Issues in Economic and Information Mgt.3
NURS 611Graduate Nursing Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses3
NURS 613Intro to Health Care Policy and Systems3
NURS 652Statistics3
NURS 655Advanced Pathophysiology for Clinical Decision Making3
NURS 656Advanced Clinical Assessment3
NURS 657Clinical Prevention and Populations Health3
TOTAL CORE CREDIT HOURS 27
Concentration ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 601Primary Care I3
NURS 602Primary Care II3
NURS 604Transition to Practice2
NURS 624Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner I3
NURS 625Adv. Clinical Practice Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP II3
NURS 666Primary Care of the Older Adult1
NURS 667Applied Geriatric Pharmacology in Nursing Practice2
TOTAL SPECIALTY CREDIT HOURS 17
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 44
Clinical Hours Required:672

 

MSN, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Core Classes
Credit Hours
NURS 605Foundations for Advanced Practice3
NURS 607Research and Evidence Based Practice Nursing3
NURS 608Issues in Economic and Information Mgt.3
NURS 611Graduate Nursing Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses3
NURS 613Intro to Health Care Policy and Systems3
NURS 652Statistics3
NURS 655Adv. Pathophysiology for Clinical Decision Making3
NURS 656Advanced Clinical Assessment3
NURS 657Clinical Prevention and Populations Health3
TOTAL CORE CREDIT HOURS27
Concentration ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 604Transition to Practice2
NURS 667Applied Geriatric Pharmacology in Nursing Practice1
NURS 674Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP I4
NURS 675Adv. Clinical Practice: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Practitioner,Clinical I4
NURS 676Adult Gerontology Acute Care Practitioner II3
NURS 677Adv. Clinical Practice: Adult Gerontology Acute Practitioner, Clinical II3
TOTAL SPECIALTY CREDIT HOURS 17
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 44
Clinical Hours Required:672
MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Core ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 605Foundations for Advanced Practice3
NURS 607Research and Evidence Based Practice Nursing3
NURS 608Issues In Economic and Information Mgt.3
NURS 611Graduate Nursing Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses3
NURS 613Intro to Health Care Policy and Systems3
NURS 652Statistics3
NURS 655Adv. Pathophysiology: Clinical Decision Making3
NURS 656Advanced Clinical Assessment3
NURS 657Clinical Prevention and Populations Health3
TOTAL CORE CREDIT HOURS27
Concentration ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 601Primary Care I3
NURS 602Primary Care II3
NURS 604Transition to Practice2
NURS 660Family Nursing2
NURS 661Adv. Clinical Practice: FNP Clinical I3
NURS 662Advanced Clinical Practice: FNP Clinical II3
NURS 664Common Health Problems of the Pediatric Client1
TOTAL SPECIALTY CREDIT HOURS17
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS44
Clinical Hours Required:
672

 

MSN, Family Nurse and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Core ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 605Foundations for Advanced Practice3
NURS 607Research and Evidence Based Practice Nursing3
NURS 608Issues In Economic and Information Mgt.3
NURS 611Graduate Nursing Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses3
NURS 613Intro to Health Care Policy and Systems3
NURS 652Statistics3
NURS 655Adv. Pathophysiology: Clinical Decision Making3
NURS 656Adv. Clinical Assessment3
NURS 657Clinical Prevention and Populations Health3
TOTAL CORE CREDIT HOURS27
Concentration ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 601Primary Care I3
NURS 602Primary Care II3
NURS 604Transition to Practice2
NURS 615Advanced Clinical Practice WHNP I2
NURS 616WHNP I3
NURS 617Advanced Clinical Practice WHNP II1
NURS 618WHNP II4
NURS 619WHNP Skills Lab1
NURS 660Family Nursing2
NURS 661Adv. Clinical Practice : FNP Clinical I3
NURS 663Advanced Clinical Practice: FNP2.5
NURS 664Common Health Problems of the Pediatric Client1
TOTAL SPECIALTY CREDIT HOURS27.5
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS54.5
Clinical Hours Required:
952

 

MSN, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Core ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 605Foundations for Advanced Practice3
NURS 607Research and Evidence Based Practice3
NURS 608Issues in Economic and Information Mgt.3
NURS 613Intro to Health Care Policy and Systems3
NURS 629Advanced Health Assessment3
NURS 652Statistics3
NURS 655Adv. Pathophysiology: Clinical Decision Making3
NURS 657Clinical Prevention and Populations Health3
NURS 658Adv. Neonatal Pharmacology3
TOTAL CORE CREDIT HOURS 27
Concentration ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 604Transition to Practice2
NURS 633Adv. Neonatal Pathophysiology and Clinical Mgt. I4
NURS 635Advanced Neonatal Pathophysiology and Clinical Mgt. II4
NURS 636Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Residency I3
NURS 637Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Residency II3
TOTAL SPECIALTY CREDIT HOURS 16
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 43
Clinical Hours Required: 693

 

MSN, Psych/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Core ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 605Foundations for Advanced Practice3
NURS 607Research and Evidence Based Practice3
NURS 608Issues in Economic and Information Mgt.3
NURS 611Graduate Nursing Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses3
NURS 613Intro to Health Care Policy and Systems3
NURS 652Statistics3
NURS 655 or 659
Adv. Lifespan Pathophysiology
2-3
NURS 656Adv. Clinical Assessment3
NURS 657Clinical Prevention and Populations Health3
TOTAL CORE CREDIT HOURS26-27
Concentration ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 604Transition to Practice2
NURS 638Adv. Psychiatric Assessment & Clinical Interview Tech.1
NURS 639Advanced Psych NP Mental Health Assessment Clinical1
NURS 641Adv. Psychiatric MH NP I: Theory3
NURS 642Adv. Psychiatric MH Nurse Practitioner II: Theory3
NURS 645Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health NP I: Clinical3
NURS 646Adv. Psychiatric MH NP II: Clinical2
NURS 647Adv. Psychopathology Across the Lifespan2
NURS 649Adv. Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan2
TOTAL SPECIALTY CREDIT HOURS 19
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS45-46
Clinical Hours Required: 672

 

MSN, Certificate in Health Professions Education
Core ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 605Foundations for Advanced Practice3
NURS 607Research and Evidence Based Practice3
NURS 608Issues in Economic and Information Mgt.3
NURS 611Graduate Nursing Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses3
NURS 613Intro to Health Care Policy and Systems3
NURS 652Statistics3
NURS 655Adv. Pathophysiology: Clinical Decision Making3
NURS 656Advanced Clinical Assessment3
NURS 657Clinical Prevention and Populations Health3
TOTAL CORE CREDIT HOURS27
Concentration ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 610Nurse Educator Practicum2
ELFH 614Program Evaluation and Planning3
ELFH 661Adult Development and Learning3
ELFH 675College Teaching (must be taken on Health Science Campus)3
TOTAL SPECIALTY CREDIT HOURS 11
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 38


Post-Master Certificate: Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Prerequisite ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 611Graduate Nursing Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses3
NURS 655Adv. Pathophysiology: Clinical Decision Making3
NURS 656Adv. Clinical Assessment3
Certification ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 601Primary Care I3
NURS 602Primary Care II3
NURS 624Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner I3
NURS 625Adv. Clinical Practice Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP II3
NURS 666Primary Care of the Older Adult2
NURS 667Applied Geriatric Pharmacology in Nursing Practice1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS15
NURS 604 Transition to Practice may be required2
Clinical Hours Required: 672
Post-Master's Certificate: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Prerequisite ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 611 Graduate Nursing Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses3
NURS 655 Adv. Pathophysiology for Clinical Decision Making3
NURS 656 Adv. Clinical Assessment3
Certification ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 667 Applied Geriatric Pharmacology in Nursing Practice1
NURS 674 Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP 14
NURS 675 Adv. Clinical Practice:Adult Gerontology Acute Care Clinical I3
NURS 676 Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP II4
NURS 677 Adv. Clinical Practice: Adult Gerontology Acute Care II3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS15
NURS 604 Transition to Practice may be required2
Clinical Hours Required:672

Post-Masters Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
Prerequisite ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 611Graduate Nursing Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses3
NURS 655Adv. Pathophysiology: Clinical Decision Making3
NURS 656Adv. Clinical Assessment3
Certification ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 601Primary Care I3
NURS 602Primary Care II3
NURS 660Family Nursing2
NURS 661Adv. Clinical Practice: FNP Clinical I3
NURS 662Adv. Clinical Practice: FNP Clinical II3
NURS 664Common Health Problems of the Pediatric Client1
TOTAL SPECIALTY CREDIT HOURS
15
NURS 604 Transition to Practice may be required3
Clinical Hours Required:
672


Post-Masters Certificate: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
Prerequisite ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 629Adv. Health Assessment of the Neonate3
NURS 655Adv. Lifespan Pathophysiology3
NURS 658Adv. Neonatal Pharmacology3
Certification ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 633Adv. Neonatal Pathophysiology and Clinical Mgt. I4
NURS 635Adv. Neonatal Pathophysiology and Clinical Mgt. II2
NURS 636Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Residency I4
NURS 637Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Residency II4
TOTAL SPECIALTY CREDIT HOURS 14
NURS 604 Transition to Practice may be required2
Clinical Hours Required:
693

 

Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Prerequisite ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 611Graduate Nursing Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nurses3
NURS 656Adv. Clinical Assessment3
NURS 655 orLifespan Pathophysiology2-3
NURS 659
Certification ClassesCredit Hours
NURS 638Adv. Psychiatric Assessment & Clinical Interview Tech.1
NURS 639Adv. Psychiatric NP MH Assessment Clinical1
NURS 641Adv. Psychiatric MH Nurse Practitioner I:Theory3
NURS 642Adv. Psychiatric MH Nurse Practitioner II: Theory3
NURS 645Adv. Psychiatric MH Nurs Practitioner I: Clinical3
NURS 646Adv. Psychiatric MH Nurse Practitioner II: Clinical2
NURS 647Adv. Psychopathology Across the Lifespan2
NURS 649Adv. Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan2
TOTAL SPECIALTY CREDIT HOURS17
NURS 604 Transition to Practice may be required2
Clinical Hours Required: 672

Master's Entry into Professional Nursing

The Master's Entry into Professional Nursing (MEPN) is designed for individuals with a baccalaureate degree in another area who want to pursue a career in nursing. The program provides the student with a general foundation in nursing with additional skills in the application of evidence based practice and leadership. Upon completion of the program, the student receives both Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing Degrees. Students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for registered nursing licensure. This is not an advanced practice registered nursing program. Prerequisites must be completed, or in progress, before being considered for admittance into the graduate program. To ensure appropriate preparation for the program, the following prerequisites are required: Chemistry, Nutrition, Developmental Psychology, Microbiology with lab, two semesters of Anatomy and Physiology with lab. A minimum grade of C is required in all prerequisite courses. Students must consult with the program advisor for appropriate equivalencies.

Master's Entry into Professional Nursing (MEPN)
Credit Hours
NURS 401Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice1
NURS 402Therapeutic Nursing Intervention5
NURS 403Adult Health6
NURS 404Childbearing3.5
NURS 405Child Health4
NURS 406Psychiatric/Mental Health4
NURS 407Community Health5
NURS 408Care of the Adult with Complex Health Needs7
NURS 409Capstone2
*NURS 501Pathophysiology4
*NURS 502Pharmacology3
NURS 503Health Assessment3
NURS 504Leadership3
NURS 506Leadership, Evidence Based Practice, Policy2
NURS 507Transition to Practice2
NURS 605Foundations for Advanced Practice3
NURS 607Research and Evidence Based Practice3
NURS 608Issues in Economic and Information Mgt.3
NURS 613Introduction to Health Care Policy3
NURS 652Statistics3
NURS 657Clinical Prevention and Population Health3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS:72.5

*Course taken prior to admission into MEPN program.

Faculty

Said Abusalem

Assistant Professor

Paulette Adams

Emerita

Fawwaz Alaloul

Assistant Professor

Catherine Batscha

Assistant Professor

Diane Chlebowy

Associate Professor

Becky Christian

Professor

Mary Beth Coty

Associate Professor

Ruth B. Craddock

Emerita

Tim Crawford

Assistant Professor

Linda Freeman

Emerita

Lynne Hall
Professor

Associate Dean for Research

Muna Hammash

Assistant Professor

Carla Hermann

Professor

Marcia Hern
Professor

Dean

Vicki Hines-Martin
Professor

Director of Office of Health Disparities and Community Engagement

Marianne Hutti

Professor

Carlee Lehna

Associate Professor

M. Cynthia Logsdon

Professor

Rosalie Mainous

Emerita

Valerie McCarthy

Assistant Professor

Cynthia McCurren

Emerita

Whitney Nash
Associate Professor

Director of Practice and International Affairs

Barbara Polivka

Professor

S. Lee Ridner
Associate Professor

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

Kay Roberts

Emerita

Sara Robertson

Assistant Professor

Karen Robinson

Professor

Celeste Shawler

Associate Professor

Sandra Smith

Associate Professor

Barbara Speck

Emerita

Ruth Staten
Associate Professor

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Deborah V. Thomas

Associate Professor