Master of Science in Nursing Program Options

Master of Science in Nursing Options

Neumann University has offered comprehensive graduate nursing degree programs for over 20 years. Now all our graduate nursing programs are offered in an online format making the opportunity to advance your nursing career easier than ever. 100% of our faculty are experienced nurse practitioners who bring real life experiences into the online classroom to enhance student learning.

Neumann university offers three nurse practitioner program options: the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care, the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, and the Family/Individual Across the Lifespan. All program options also offer a Post-Master’s Certificate for students who already have an MSN degree.

As a graduate of any of our nursing programs, you’ll be prepared to offer evidence-based health promotion, disease prevention and healing treatment strategies in a variety of settings, while incorporating the RISES values learned at Neumann University. All nursing students will be eligible to sit for national certification in their chosen specialty upon completion of the program.

If you want to take your nursing career to the next level, enjoy job stability and increase your income potential, Neumann’s master programs in nursing are for you.

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ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A MASTER OF SCIENCE: NURSING PROGRAM OPTION WILL COMPLETE:

MSN Core Courses - 7 Week Courses Offered Asynchronously    
Course Credits Semesters
NUR 601 Models and Theories 2 credits Summer 1
NUR 606 Health Policy, Legal, and Ethics 3 credits Spring 2 & Fall 2
NUR 630 Health Promotion 3 credits Spring 1 & Fall 1
NUR 632 Nursing Research 3 credits Spring 1
Advanced Practice Core Courses-7 Week Courses Offered Asynchronously    
Course Credits Semesters
NUR 607 Advanced Pharmacology I 2 credits Fall 1
NUR 608 Advanced Pharmacology II 2 credits Fall 2
NUR 611 Advanced Pathophysiology 3 credits Spring 2
*NUR 612 Advanced Assessment this course is offered over 14 weeks 4 credits Summer
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PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR MS IN NURSING

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Family/Individual Across the Lifespan

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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care

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POST MASTER’S CERTIFICATE PROGRAM OPTIONS

Neumann's post-master's certificate programs in nursing are perfect for students with an MS in nursing degree who want to improve their work-life balance and income potential by becoming a nurse practitioner. Current nurse practitioners are welcome to return to school to obtain another certification to meet their professional goals. Post-master's students will have a gap analysis completed to determine course progression.

Post-master’s Certificate: Family/Individual across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner

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Post-master’s Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

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Post-master’s Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

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In 2022, our students had a 100% pass rate on the Nurse Practitioner National Certification.

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MSN FNP: Family/Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner track

The online Family-Individual Across the Lifespan Nurse Practitioner program prepares professional nurses to practice at an advanced level in ambulatory care. With 45 credits and 840 clinical practice hours, this program equips graduates with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes for competent and ethical professional practice while incorporating the RISES values learned at Neumann. Developed by nursing faculty, the curriculum enhances advanced nursing practice and promotes quality nursing education in the Franciscan tradition. Graduates will be prepared to provide individualized, cost-effective care to diverse populations in various settings. All graduates will be eligible to take a national certification exam as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Family Across the Lifespan: Clinical Required Courses (23 Credits)  
Course Credits
NUR 660 Family Across the Lifespan I 7 credits
NUR 660 Family Across the Lifespan II 8 credits
NUR 660 Family Across the Lifespan: Synthesis Practicum 8 credits
 

MSN Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care (AGACNP) track

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program offers 44 credits and 784 clinical practice hours and prepares qualified nurses for advanced practice in acute care, critical care, and other healthcare settings. Our curriculum, developed by experienced nursing faculty, aligns with our mission to provide quality nursing education in the Franciscan tradition. Graduates will possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes for competent and ethical professional practice while incorporating the RISES values learned at Neumann. The program fosters lifelong learning, encourages advanced study in nursing, and emphasizes the fulfillment of professional and societal responsibilities. Our approach follows national standards, student learning outcomes, diagnostic reasoning, competencies, and evidence-based practice.

Adult-Gerontology Acute & Critical Care: Clinical Required Courses (22 Credits)  
Course Credits
NUR 650 Adult-Gerontology Acute & Critical Care I 7 credits
*NUR 651 Adult-Gerontology Acute & Critical Care II 8 credits
*NUR 652 Adult-Gerontology Acute & Critical Care: Synthesis Practicum 8 credits

*CURRICULUM CHANGES TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF CLINICAL HOURS IS PENDING WITH THE PENNSYLVANIA BOARD OF NURSING AND MAY AFFECT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDITS IN NUR 651 AND NUR 652.

 

MSN Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (AGPCNP) track

The Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (AGPCNP) program offers 43 credits and 672 clinical practice hours and equips graduates to deliver comprehensive, patient-centered primary care for individuals of all adult ages, from adolescence (12 years and up) to older adults. Participants will learn to utilize evidence-based approaches in health promotion, disease prevention, and treatment for various populations, including adolescents, adults, older adults, and vulnerable individuals, including end-of-life care while incorporating the RISES values learned at Neumann. Clinical experiences occur in diverse healthcare settings, guided by experienced preceptors.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care: Clinical Required Courses (21 Credits)  
Course Credits
NUR 640 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care I 7 credits
*NUR 641 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care II 8 credits
*NUR 642 Adult-Gerontology Primary Care: Synthesis Practicum 8 credits

*THESE COURSES CURRENTLY ARE 7 CREDITS AND OFFER 224 HOURS OF FACE-TO-FACE CLINICAL EXPERIENCE WITH A PRECEPTOR IN ADDITION TO WEEKLY SYNCHRONOUS LECTURES.

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What are the careers?

Earning your MS in nursing from Neumann University opens the door to many roles, including registered nurse, nurse educator, nursing manager, and nurse practitioner.

The field...

What are the careers?

Earning your MS in nursing from Neumann University opens the door to many roles, including registered nurse, nurse educator, nursing manager, and nurse practitioner.

The field of nursing is projected to experience an astounding 45 percent job growth rate by 2030 — according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Further, nurse practitioners made an average of about $117,000 per year.

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What are the salaries with my nursing degree?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing field is projected to grow 45 percent through 2031 — which translates to significant...

What are the salaries with my nursing degree?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing field is projected to grow 45 percent through 2031 — which translates to significant opportunities for you. The median income for professionals with their nursing master’s degree is $123,780.

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Who are the employers?

Nurses are in high demand in every health-related environment, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, home health care service agencies and rehabilitation facilities.

Who are the employers?

Nurses are in high demand in every health-related environment, including hospitals, physicians’ offices, home health care service agencies and rehabilitation facilities.

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What is the coursework in the master programs in nursing like?

Core courses of NU’s nursing degree include:
  • Conceptual Models and Theories of Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Health Policy, Legal and...

What is the coursework in the master programs in nursing like?

Core courses of NU’s nursing degree include:
  • Conceptual Models and Theories of Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Health Policy, Legal and Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Nursing Research: Linking Evidence to Practice

Upon completion of your core courses, you’ll begin your clinical practicums at health care facilities around our area.

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What are the certification exams?

All U.S. boards of nursing use the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses and the National Council for Practical Nurses for licensing.

There...

What are the certification exams?

All U.S. boards of nursing use the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses and the National Council for Practical Nurses for licensing.

There are many certification exams for students focusing on different areas of nursing, including Advanced Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Holistic Nurse, Blood & Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse, Advanced Forensic Nursing, and Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse.

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