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Notice:

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

Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner Track
Primary Care
Family Nurse Practitioner

Full-Time Curriculum Plan

Fall Semester (Year 1)
Course Number Course Title
Credits/
Contact Hours
NURS 6305 Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
3
HLSC 6409 Advanced Pharmacology
3
HLSC 6410 Advanced Pathophysiology
3

Spring Semester
Course Number Course Title
Credits/
Contact Hours
NURS 6315 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Measurement
4/100
NURS 6306 Healthcare Leadership & the Advanced Practice Nurse
3

Summer Semester
Course Number Course Title
Credits/
Contact Hours
BIOS 6100 Biostatistical Methods I
4

Fall Semester (Year 2)
Course Number Course Title
Credits/
Contact Hours
NURS 6303 Research: Design and Methodology
3
NURS 6353 Primary Care in Community Health/Public Health Nursing I: Episodic Care
5/120

Spring Semester
Course Number Course Title
Credits/
Contact Hours
NURS 6304 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
2
NURS 6354 Primary Care in Community Health/Public Health Nursing II: Chronic Care
5/120

Summer Semester
Course Number Course Title
Credits/
Contact Hours
NURS 6355 Primary Care in Community Health/Public Health Nursing III: Women’s health
4/120

Fall Semester (Year 3)
Course Number Course Title
Credits/
Contact Hours
NURS 6356 Primary Care in Community Health/Public Health Nursing IV: Children and Adolescents
5/120

Spring Semester
Course Number Course Title
Credits/
Contact Hours
NURS 6357 Primary Care in Community Health/Public Health Nursing V: Transitions to Advanced Nursing Practice
5/180

Optional
Course Number Course Title
Credits/
Contact Hours
NURS 6390 Thesis
3

Part-time Plans of Study are individually developed.


Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Full-Time Curriculum Plan for Master of Nursing
(46 Total Credits)

First Year - Fall Semester (10 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
BIOS 6100 Biostatistics
4
HLSC 6409 Advanced Pharmacology
3
HLSC 6410 Advanced Pathophysiology
3

First Year - Spring Semester (13 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6303 Research Design and Methods
3
NURS 6334 Advanced Neonatal Assessment
3
NURS 6335 Neonatal Physiology
3
NURS 6336 Nursing Management of the Childbearing Family
4

First Year - Summer Semester (5 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6304 Evidence Based Nursing Practice
2
NURS 6305 Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
3

Second Year - Fall Semester (10 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6337 Nursing Management of the High Risk Neonate I
5
NURS 6338 Nursing Management of the High Risk Neonate II
5

Second Year - Spring Semester (8 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6339 Nursing Case Management of the High Risk Neonate
5
NURS 6306 Healthcare Leadership & the Advanced Practice Nurse
3


Part-Time Curriculum Plan for Master of Nursing
(46 Total Credits)

First Year - Fall Semester (7 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
BIOS 6100 Biostatistics
4
HLSC 6409 Advanced Pharmacology
3

First Year - Spring Semester (6 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6303 Research Design and Methods
3
NURS 6306 Healthcare Leadership & the Advanced Practice Nurse
3

First Year - Summer Semester (5 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6304 Evidence Based Nursing Practice
2
NURS 6305 Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice
3

Second Year - Fall Semester (6 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
HLSC 6410 Advanced Pathophysiology
3
NURS 6335 Neonatal Physiology
3

Second Year - Spring Semester (7 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6334 Advanced Neonatal Assessment
3
NURS 6336 Nursing Management of the Childbearing Family
4

Third Year - Fall Semester (10 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6337 Nursing Management of the High Risk Neonate I
5
NURS 6338 Nursing Management of the High Risk Neonate II
5

Third Year - Spring Semester (5 Total Semester Credits)
Course Number Course Title
Credits
NURS 6339 Nursing Case Management of the High Risk Neonate
5


Graduates of this accredited program have met the academic requirements to complete the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Board Exam offered by the National Certification Corporation.

For more information, please contact:
Bridgett Dukes - 504-568-4113