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Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing Program Requirements

Students who complete the requirements for the pre-licensure Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree will be qualified to apply for the professional nurse licensing examination, the NCLEX-RN.

Semester 1 – 16 Credit Hours

  • NURS 5220 Communication and Managing Healthcare Information (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 5210 Professional Development I: Introduction to Professional Nursing (2 credit hours)
  • NURS 5230 Pathophysiology I (2 credit hours)
  • NURS 5240 Pharmacology I (2 credit hours)
  • NURS 5250 Holistic Health Assessment and Therapeutic Interventions with Lab (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 5310 Health and Illness: Foundations of Nursing (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 5311 Health and Illness: Foundations of Nursing Practicum (1 credit hour)

Semester 2 – 15 Credit Hours

  • NURS 5215 Professional Development II: Image, Roles, and Ethics (4 credit hours)
  • NURS 5235 Pathophysiology II (2 credit hours)
  • NURS 5245 Pharmacology II (2 credit hours)
  • NURS 5320 Health and Illness: Nursing Across the Lifespan (4 credit hours)
  • NURS 5321 Health and Illness: Nursing Across the Lifespan Practicum (3 credit hours)

Semester 3 – 14 Credit Hours

  • NURS 5260 Development of a Microsystem Leader (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 5270 Evidence-Based Practice and Quality Improvement: Translating Research to Practice (4 credit hours)
  • NURS 5330 Population Health Nursing (4 credit hours)
  • NURS 5331 Population Health Nursing Practicum (1 credit hour)
  • NURS 5030 Professional Communication and Collaboration (2 credit hours)

Semester 4 – 15 Credit Hours

  • NURS 5280 Nursing in an Evolving Healthcare System (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 5340 Health and Illness: Nursing with Diverse Populations (5 credit hours)
  • NURS 5341 Health and Illness: Nursing with Diverse Populations Practicum (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 5010 Scientific Inquiry and Knowledge Development (3 credit hours)

Semester 5 – 13 Credit Hours

  • NURS 5015 Health Care Delivery System: Organizations and Resources (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 5020 Population-Based Health Care (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 5380 DEMSN Immersion Practicum (3 credit hours)
  • NURS 5390 Integration and Role Transition Seminar (2 credit hours)

Visit the NursingCAS application to apply or request more information and speak with an admissions counselor to discover if North Park’s DEMSN program is right for you.