The following requirements must be fulfilled: 36 credits, including 33 credits in required courses, 15 of which are awarded for portfolio review, and one 3-credit elective course.

General Education and Advanced Standing
3 credits in ethics
6 to 8 credits in human anatomy and physiology
3 to 4 credits in microbiology
3 credits in nutrition
3 credits in statistics
6 credits in English composition
12 credits in humanities/social sciences
3 credits in mathematics
12 credits in natural sciences
Required
NURS 4119Patient Safety and Health Care Quality
NURS 4121Nursing Advancement Portfolio *
NURS 4203Dynamics of Nursing Leadership and Management
NURS 4205WNurse's Role in Health Care Policy
NURS 4207Principles of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
NURS 4417Community and Public Health Nursing
Electives
Two courses selected from the following:
NURS 6181Creativity and Innovation in Health Care
NURS 6202Concepts in Population Health
NURS 6203Nursing Leadership
NURS 6205Health Policy, Quality, and Political Process
NURS 6207Evidence-Based Practice for Health Care Researchers
NURS 6233Genetics for Health Care Providers
NURS 6262Leadership Coaching in Nursing
NURS 6263Teaching and Learning in Health Care
NURS 6274Health Economics and Finance

*Assumes that review of a student’s professional portfolio results in the awarding of 15 credits.