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LSUHSC School of Nursing Master of Nursing, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Adult/Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Public/Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, and Nursing Administration concentrations are in the process of a major curriculum change from the awarding of a Master of Nursing degree to a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree for these graduate concentrations. Applicants to these programs for the summer 2014 class will be admitted to a BSN to DNP curriculum.

Curriculum

Full-Time Curriculum Plan for Master of Nursing
Community Health Track
Public Health-Community Health Nursing

(41 Total Credits)

First Year - Summer Semester (3 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6305 Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
3

First Year - Fall Semester (14 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6340 Advanced Public Health-Community Health Nursing I
4
NURS 6324 Introduction to Epidemiology
3
BIOS 6100 Biostatistical Methods I
4
NURS 6325 Environmental Health Nursing
3

First Year - Spring Semester (13 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6341 Advanced Public Health-Community Health Nursing II
4
NURS 6303 Research: Design and Methods
3
NURS 6306 Healthcare Leadership and the Advanced Practice Nurse
3
Elective (recommended either Advanced Health Assessment or Advanced Pathophysiology)
3

Second Year - Summer Semester (3 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6326 Practicum: Advanced Public Health-Community Health Nursing
3

Second Year - Fall Semester (9 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6342 Advanced Public Health-Community Health Nursing III
4
NURS 6304 Evidence Based Nursing Practice
2
Elective
3


Part-Time Curriculum Plan for Master of Nursing
Community Health Track
Public Health-Community Health Nursing

(41 Total Credits)

First Year - Summer Semester (3 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6305 Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
3

First Year - Fall Semester (7 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6306 Healthcare Leadership and the Advanced Practice Nurse
3
BIOS 6100 Biostatistical Methods I
4

First Year - Spring Semester (6 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6324 Introduction to Epidemiology
3
NURS 6325 Environmental Health Nursing
3

Second Year - Summer Semester (3 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6303 Research: Design and Methods
3

Second Year - Fall Semester (7 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6340 Advanced Public Health-Community Health Nursing I
4
Elective (recommended either Advanced Health Assessment or Advanced Pathophysiology)
3

Second Year - Spring Semester (7 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6341 Advanced Public Health-Community Health Nursing II
4
Elective (recommended either Advanced Health Assessment or Advanced Pathophysiology)
3

Third Year - Summer Semester (3 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6326 Practicum: Advanced Public Health-Community Health Nursing
3

Third Year - Fall Semester (6 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6342 Advanced Public Health-Community Health Nursing III
4
NURS 6304 Evidence Based Nursing Practice
2


Graduates of this accredited program have met the academic requirements to complete the PHSCNS-BC  Exam offered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). If Advanced Pharmacology is taken, student will take the ANCC Specialist Certification Exam to become an Advanced Public Health Nurse (APHN).