DEN Curriculum Overview

During your first three semesters, you'll take prelicensure nursing courses gaining the foundational knowledge and skills of professional nursing necessary for passing the NCLEX-RN licensing exam. After licensure, you can work part-time as a registered nurse, gaining valuable clinical experience and building your professional network while completing the requirements for your master's degree during your last three semesters.

Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to take the advanced practice certification exam for your chosen specialty – poised to take an independent leadership role as a nurse practitioner. Upon graduation, you'll be granted both a Bachelor of Science in nursing and a Master of Science in nursing, thus expanding your career opportunities.

Direct-Entry Master of Science curriculum plans with course descriptions:

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care NP
  • Adult Gerontology Primary Care NP
  • Family Specialty NP
  • Pediatric Specialty NP
  • Psych Mental Health Lifespan NP
  • Women's Health NP
  • Dual Adult Gerontology/Women's Health NP

For classes entering in prior years, please visit our catalog page and select the academic year in which you entered.