Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Master of Science in Nursing
Curriculum


The following courses are in addition to the Graduate Nursing Core Curriculum.

ADULT-GERONTOLOGY: ACUTE CARE NURSE PRACTITIONER DIRECT CARE
CREDITS
NU 560 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
NU 570 Pathophysiology of Human Disease 3
NU 631 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Acute Care I 3
NU 632 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Acute Care II 3
NU 633 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making for Acute Care III 3
NU 673 Comprehensive Assessment for Clinical Decision Making 3

Nurse Practitioner Full-Time Curriculum

SUMMER SEMESTER CREDITS
NU 570 Pathophysiology of Human Diseases 3
NU 673 Comprehensive Assessment for Clinical Decision Making 3
NU 560  Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
Total 9
FALL SEMESTER CREDITS
NU 625 Epidemiology 3
NU 603 Research for Advanced Nursing Practice I 3
NU 631 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making For Acute Care Advanced
             Practice Nurse I
3
Total 9
SPRING SEMESTER CREDITS
NU 605 Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse 3
NU 604 Research for Advanced Nursing Practice II 3
NU 632 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making For Acute Care
             Advanced Practice Nurse II
3
Total 9
SUMMER SEMESTER CREDITS
NU 672 Informatics for Advanced Practice Nursing 3
NU 602 Health Policy, Legal & Ethical Dimensions of Care 3
NU 633 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making For Acute Care 
             Advanced Practice Nurse III
3
Total 9

Nurse Practitioner Part-Time Curriculum

FALL SEMESTER CREDITS
NU 625 Epidemiology 3
SPRING SEMESTER CREDITS
NU 605 Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse 3
SUMMER SEMESTER CREDITS
NU 570 Pathophysiology of Human Diseases 3
NU 672 Informatics for Advanced Nursing Practice 3
Total 6
FALL SEMESTER CREDITS
NU 560 Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 3
NU 603 Research for Advanced Nursing Practice I 3
Total
6
SPRING SEMESTER CREDITS
NU 604 Research for Advanced Nursing Practice II 3
SUMMER SEMESTER CREDITS
NU 602 Health Policy, Legal & Ethical Dimensions of Care 3
NU 673 Comprehensive Assessment for Clinical Decision Making 3
Total 6
FALL SEMESTER CREDITS
NU 631 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making For Acute Care 
             Advanced Practice Nurse I
3
SPRING SEMESTER CREDITS
NU 632 Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making For Acute Care
             Advanced Practice Nurse II
3
SUMMER SEMESTER CREDITS
NU 633 Diagnostic and Clinical Decision Making For Acute Care Advanced Practice Nurse III
3
   
Total Credits 36