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Curriculum

There are 3 Nurse Practitioner MSN options offered. These include a  47 credit Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) option,  a 44 credit Adult/Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (A/G NP)  option, and a 38 credit Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) option.  (Neonatal Nurse Practitioner students complete 23 credits at TCNJ and 15 at Thomas Jefferson University)

Courses required for all MSN students (25 credits FNP & A/G NP; 23 credits for NNP):

  • NURS 501 Perspectives in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NURS 504 Advanced Human Pathophysiology
  • NURS 506 Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NURS 603 Individual, Family and Community Systems
  • NURS 604 Evidence Based Nursing Practice
  • NURS 633 Advanced Holistic Health Assessment
  • NURS 690 Practicum in the Nurse Practitioner Role
  • NURS 694 Capstone Seminar
  • NURS 705 Capstone Project in Nursing

Additional courses required for FNP & A/G NP students:

  • NURS 503 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice
  • NURS 636 Primary Care I
  • NURS 638 Primary Care II
  • NURS 637 Primary Care III
  • NURS 690 Practicum in the Nurse Practitioner Role

Additional course required for FNP students only:

  • NURS 643 Primary Care of the Childbearing Family

Additional courses required for NNP students (these courses taken at Thomas Jefferson University):

  • NURS 662 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for NNP I
  • NURS 663 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for NNP II
  • NURS 664 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for NNP III
  • NURS 665 Comprehensive Assessment for Clinical Decision Making of Mother and Neonate
  • NURS 666 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics for NNP
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