Nursing

Nursing (MSN)

Program Themes

  • Advocacy for social justice and human dignity
  • Inquiry and scholarship
  • Optimization of safety, quality, and outcomes
  • Innovation
  • Leadership

Nursing Educator Concentration

Program Director: Tanya Seward, DNP, APRN, AGNP, FNP

The University of Providence prepares graduates to innovatively use theories of teaching and learning in a variety of academic and clinical settings with emphasis on nursing education. The graduate demonstrates the ability to develop, deliver, and evaluate nursing education programs. Upon completion of this degree, graduates are eligible for the Nurse Educator certification national examination.

Program Vision

Students are prepared to be leaders in healthcare. Our unique partnership with Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) offers students the opportunity to receive a quality education with a direct connection to the healthcare industry.

  • Career Ready
    • Designed for students to become skilled, competent, lifelong learners in a rapidly changing and complex healthcare arena.
  • Convenient
    • Developed for working professionals.
  • Engaged Teaching and Learning
    • Taught by highly qualified doctoral faculty that represent diversity in nursing experiences and specialties.
  • Practicum Opportunities
    • The final course is the Teaching Practicum of 90 hours.

Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Concentration

Program Director: Tanya Seward, DNP, APRN, AGNP, FNP

Courses in the curriculum are designed to meet the needs of adult learners who are motivated to complete this graduate program in seven semesters over 27 months. The MSN program core content will be shared between the program tracks of MSN Nurse Educator and MSN AGNP in the five core MSN courses. The MSN content meets the standards for the Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing that are required for accreditation in any MSN program track (AACN, 2011). The APRN track curriculum was developed by a group of experienced PSJH caregivers working as APRNs in the Montana, Washington and Oregon ministries. The design team used the mission, vision and values from UP and PSJH, as well as the national standards from AACN, NONPF and the NTF, to serve as foundation for AGNP track development.

The University of Providence Master of Science Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program prepares advanced practice registered nurses who demonstrate compassion, commitment and excellence to primary care for adult patients (adolescents through older adults), especially the poor and vulnerable. Upon completion of this degree, the graduate is eligible for the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification and state licensure as an APRN.

Nursing Educator Certificate

Program Director: Tanya Seward, DNP, APRN, AGNP, FNP

The MSN Nursing Educator Certificate is aligned with four national organizations’ standards and accrediting bodies.  These include American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Master’s Essentials, American Nursing Association Code of Ethics, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and National League of Nursing (NLN) Nurse Educator’s Competencies. Instructional design of courses and syllabi will be guided by Quality Matters (QM) principles.

*CCNE does not required accreditation of nurse educator certificates. Because of this, we can begin the certificate program at any time and not have to wait for a CCNE cycle visit. No additional costs for additional accreditation survey and site visit.

Nursing (MSN)

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Integrates findings from the sciences and humanities for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.
  • Applies knowledge of organizational and system leadership practices.
  • Selects and applies quality improvement strategies to optimize safety and outcomes.
  • Utilizes clinical scholarship as a foundation for practice.
  • Applies technology to enhance care, promote lifelong learning, and facilitate data generation and use.
  • Promotes social justice and human dignity through policy and advocacy.
  • Leads and collaborates in inter-professional teams to improve individual and population health outcomes.

Degree Requirements

Master's Degree Requirements

Nursing (MSN)

Core Requirements

MSN 515THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE3
MSN 522STATISTICS, RESEARCH, & EBP3
MSN 530SOCIAL JUSTICE, LAW, AND POLICY IN HEALTHCARE3
MSN 540ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP3
Required Concentration21-33
Total Credits Required:33-45

Nursing Educator Concentration (MSN)

MSN 505ROLE OF NURSE EDUCATION ACROSS DIVERSE SETTINGS3
MSN 635INFORMATICS AND HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES3
MSN 652CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS3
MSN 660INNOVATIVE TEACHING AND EVALUATION STRATEGIES3
MSN 670ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN NURSING EDUCATION3
MSN 684ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN ASSESSMENT, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY3
MSN 694ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICUM1
MSN 696PRACTICUM IN NURSING EDUCATION2
Total Credits Required:21

Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Concentration (MSN)

MSN 510ROLE OF THE ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE3
MSN 519ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY3
MSN 529ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY3
MSN 565ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT & DIAGNOSTIC REASONING3
MSN 573ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM3
MSN 602PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT ACROSS THE ADOLESCENT & ADULT LIFESPAN I3
MSN 603PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT ACROSS THE ADOLESCENT & ADULT LIFESPAN II3
MSN 604PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT ACROSS THE GERIATRICS3
MSN 620PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM I4
MSN 630PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM II4
MSN 655TRANSITION TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSING1
Total Credits Required:33

Nursing Educator Certificate

MSN 652CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS3
MSN 660INNOVATIVE TEACHING AND EVALUATION STRATEGIES3
MSN 670ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN NURSING EDUCATION3
MSN 696PRACTICUM IN NURSING EDUCATION2
Total Credits Required:11

Nursing, Nurse Educator Concentration (M.S.N) - Fall Start

Plan Template: Nursing, Nurse Educator
Description: Master of Science
# of Terms: 3
Term Start: Fall

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallCredits
MSN 505 ROLE OF NURSE EDUCATION ACROSS DIVERSE SETTINGS 3
MSN 530 SOCIAL JUSTICE, LAW, AND POLICY IN HEALTHCARE 3
MSN 522 STATISTICS, RESEARCH, & EBP 3
MSN 515 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE 3
 Credits12
Spring
MSN 540 ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
MSN 684 ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN ASSESSMENT, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY 3
MSN 694 ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICUM 1
MSN 635 INFORMATICS AND HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES 3
 Credits10
Summer
MSN 652 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS 3
MSN 670 ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN NURSING EDUCATION 3
MSN 660 INNOVATIVE TEACHING AND EVALUATION STRATEGIES 3
MSN 696 PRACTICUM IN NURSING EDUCATION 2
 Credits11
 Total Credits Required:33

*Plan templates are based on the most current catalog and ideal route for degree completion, and should only be used to get an idea of what degree completion may look like. New and enrolled students should log into DegreeWorks to see their specific degree requirements.  

Nursing, Nurse Educator Concentration (M.S.N) - Spring Start

Plan Template: Nursing, Nurse Educator
Description: Master of Science
# of Terms: 3
Term Start: Spring

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
SpringCredits
MSN 505 ROLE OF NURSE EDUCATION ACROSS DIVERSE SETTINGS 3
MSN 530 SOCIAL JUSTICE, LAW, AND POLICY IN HEALTHCARE 3
MSN 522 STATISTICS, RESEARCH, & EBP 3
MSN 515 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE 3
 Credits12
Summer
MSN 540 ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
MSN 684 ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN ASSESSMENT, PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY 3
MSN 694 ADVANCED CLINICAL PRACTICUM 1
MSN 635 INFORMATICS AND HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES 3
 Credits10
Fall
MSN 652 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS 3
MSN 670 ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN NURSING EDUCATION 3
MSN 660 INNOVATIVE TEACHING AND EVALUATION STRATEGIES 3
MSN 696 PRACTICUM IN NURSING EDUCATION 2
 Credits11
 Total Credits Required:33

*Plan templates are based on the most current catalog and ideal route for degree completion, and should only be used to get an idea of what degree completion may look like. New and enrolled students should log into DegreeWorks to see their specific degree requirements.  

Nursing, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Concentration (M.S.N) - Fall Start

Plan Template: Nursing, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Description: Master of Science
# of Terms: 6
Term Start: Fall

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallCredits
MSN 510 ROLE OF THE ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE 3
MSN 515 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE 3
MSN 519 ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 3
 Credits9
Spring
MSN 529 ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY 3
MSN 530 SOCIAL JUSTICE, LAW, AND POLICY IN HEALTHCARE 3
MSN 565 ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT & DIAGNOSTIC REASONING 3
 Credits9
Summer
MSN 540 ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
MSN 602 PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT ACROSS THE ADOLESCENT & ADULT LIFESPAN I 3
MSN 573 ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM 3
 Credits9
Year 2
Fall
MSN 522 STATISTICS, RESEARCH, & EBP 3
MSN 603 PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT ACROSS THE ADOLESCENT & ADULT LIFESPAN II 3
 Credits6
Spring
MSN 604 PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT ACROSS THE GERIATRICS 3
MSN 620 PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM I 4
 Credits7
Summer
MSN 630 PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM II 4
MSN 655 TRANSITION TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSING 1
 Credits5
 Total Credits Required:45

*Plan templates are based on the most current catalog and ideal route for degree completion, and should only be used to get an idea of what degree completion may look like. New and enrolled students should log into DegreeWorks to see their specific degree requirements.  

Nursing, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Concentration (M.S.N) - Spring Start

Plan Template: Nursing, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Description: Master of Science
# of Terms: 6
Term Start: Spring

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
SpringCredits
MSN 510 ROLE OF THE ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE 3
MSN 515 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE 3
MSN 519 ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 3
 Credits9
Summer
MSN 529 ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY 3
MSN 530 SOCIAL JUSTICE, LAW, AND POLICY IN HEALTHCARE 3
MSN 565 ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT & DIAGNOSTIC REASONING 3
 Credits9
Fall
MSN 540 ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
MSN 573 ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT PRACTICUM 3
MSN 602 PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT ACROSS THE ADOLESCENT & ADULT LIFESPAN I 3
 Credits9
Year 2
Spring
MSN 522 STATISTICS, RESEARCH, & EBP 3
MSN 603 PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT ACROSS THE ADOLESCENT & ADULT LIFESPAN II 3
 Credits6
Summer
MSN 604 PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT ACROSS THE GERIATRICS 3
MSN 620 PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM I 4
 Credits7
Fall
MSN 630 PATIENT CARE MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM II 4
MSN 655 TRANSITION TO ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSING 1
 Credits5
 Total Credits Required:45

*Plan templates are based on the most current catalog and ideal route for degree completion, and should only be used to get an idea of what degree completion may look like. New and enrolled students should log into DegreeWorks to see their specific degree requirements.  

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