RN-to-MSN Track Nurse-Midwifery
The RN-to-MSN Track of the graduate program in the School of Nursing enables students who are registered nurses without a BSN to obtain a MSN degree within one of four specialty areas: nurse-midwifery, family nurse practitioner, health systems management, and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. The graduate will have the competencies taught in their chosen specialty and, upon completion, will be eligible to take the appropriate national certification exams, if applicable. Students in the RN-to-MSN program take 13 credits of undergraduate nursing bridge courses and between 37-48 credits of graduate courses.
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RN (up to 69 credits from previous nursing program)
Prerequisite Courses (May be those included within the RN degree)
|General Education Courses||Credits|
|General Education Elective||2|
|Total General Education Prerequisite Credits||24|
|Course||Name of Course||Credits|
|N 414||Nursing Leadership||3|
|N 306||Theory, Reasoning and Research in Nursing||3|
|N 401||Human Health Across the Lifespan: Communities||5|
|N 404||Reflections on the Art of Nursing II||2|
|Total Bridge Course Credits||13|
Upon Completion of the Prerequisites and Bridge Courses, students will take the following MSN Core Course Credits. The number of these credits are dependent on the following specialties: Nurse-Midwifery (NM), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Health Systems Management (HSM), Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMHCNS), and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).
|Crs||Title||Cr.||HSM||NM||FNP||PMH CNS||PMH NP||BSN DNP|
|N 506||Applied Data Analysis||3||3||3||3||3||3||3|
|N 512||Theory Research & Reasoning I||3||3||3||3||3||3||3|
|N 521||Theory Research & Reasoning II||3||3||3||3||3||3||3|
|N 532||Roles and Issues in Advanced Practice||3||3||3||3||1||1||3|
|N 550||Advanced Pharmacology & Therapeutics||3||–*||3||3||3||3|
|N 560||Advanced Concepts in Physiology and Pathophysiology||3||–||3||3||3||3|
|N 580||Advanced Health Promotion and Assessment Across the Life Span||4||–||4||4||4||4|
|N 590||Nursing Research Project||1||1||1||1||1||1||–|
|Total Core and Pre/Co credits||23||13||23||23||11||21||22|
* Not required for this specialty track.
For those students interested in the Nurse-Midwifery Specialty, your specialty credits will be in these courses and will be in addition to the bridge and core credits listed above:
|NM 610||Primary Care of Women||2(1)*||60 clinical hours|
|NM 620||Comprehensive Antepartal Care||2(1)||60 clinical hours|
|NM 630||Midwifery Practicum||(3)||180 clinical hours|
|NM 640||Comprehensive Perinatal Care||2(1)||Clinical becomes competency based due to intrapartum|
|NMLB 651||Integrated Midwifery Internship||(5)||Clinical becomes competency based due to Intrapartum|
|NM652||Evidence-Based Practice Project||1||Optimality Index Analysis of Evidence Based Care|
|NM 660||Advanced Nurse-Midwifery Role Development||1||No clinical hours|
* Credits in parentheses are clinical credits
** Because of the nature of midwifery clinicals (delivery of babies), the clinical-clock hours are secondary to “numbers of experiences.” The students must have an adequate number of experiences to substantiate basic competency in the midwifery skills. This competency is determined by the clinical and didactic faculty using a clinical evaluation tool based on ACNM Core Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice. (Credit hours in parenthesis are clinical credit hours).