Course Sequences Nursing@Simmons

Nursing@Simmons RN to MSN — FNP students can complete the program on a full-time (8 terms), part-time (10 terms), or extended track (11 terms). Select from the schedules below to view the courses by term:

RN to MSN

To learn about each course, visit the Course Descriptions page. To view specific plans of study and term dates by cohort, visit the Academic Calendar page.

RN to MSN Full-Time Schedule

Term 1 | 11 credits

  • NURP 492 Health Assessment (4 credits)
  • NURP 345 Contemporary Issues in Professional Nursing (4 credits)
  • NURP 404 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)

Term 2 | 9 credits

  • MA 418 Statistics (4 credits)
  • NURP 410 Research Methods (3 credits)
  • NURP 570 Health Promotion: A Global Perspective (2 credits)

Term 3 | 10 credits

  • NURP 387 Community Health (4 credits)
  • NURP 424 Advanced Pharmacology Across the Life Span (3 credits)
  • NURP 450 Health Care System: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (3 credits)

Term 4 | 9 credits

  • NURP 454 Leadership & Management (4 credits)
  • NURP 530 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Life Span (3 credits)
  • NURP 505 Family Theory: Health and Illness (2 credits)

Term 5 | 6 credits

  • NURP 531 FNP I: Primary Care Nursing of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family (3 credits)
  • NURP 532 FNP II: Primary Care Nursing (3 credits)

Term 6 | 7 credits

  • NURP 533 FNP III: Primary Care Nursing (3 credits)
  • NURP 589 Informatics (3 credits)
  • NURP 534 Immersion Weekend (1 credit)

Term 7 | 8 credits

  • NURP 535 FNP Clinical Decision Making I (6 credits)
  • NURP 507 Scholarly Inquiry I (2 credits)

Term 8 | 8 credits

  • NURP 536 FNP Clinical Decision Making II (6 credits)
  • NURP 508 Scholarly Inquiry II (2 credits)

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RN to MSN Part-Time Schedule

Term 1 | 7 credits

  • NURP 404 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)
  • NURP 345 Contemporary Issues in Professional Nursing (4 credits)

Term 2 | 8 credits

  • NURP 492 Health Assessment (4 credits)
  • MA 418 Statistics (4 credits)

Term 3 | 7 credits

  • NURP 387 Community Health (4 credits)
  • NURP 410 Research Methods (3 credits)

Term 4 | 7 credits

  • NURP 454 Leadership & Management (4 credits)
  • NURP 424 Advanced Pharmacology Across the Life Span (3 credits)

Term 5 | 6 credits

  • NURP 530 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Life Span (3 credits)
  • NURP 450 Health Care System: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (3 credits)

Term 6 | 5 credits

  • NURP 531 FNP I: Primary Care Nursing of the Childbearing Family (3 credits)
  • NURP 570 Health Promotion: A Global Perspective (2 credits)

Term 7 | 8 credits

  • NURP 532 FNP II: Primary Care Nursing (3 credits)
  • NURP 589 Informatics (3 credits)

Term 8 | 6 credits

  • NURP 533 FNP III: Primary Care Nursing (3 credits)
  • NURP 505 Family Theory: Health and Illness (2 credits)
  • NURP 534 Immersion Weekend (1 credit)

Term 9 | 8 credits

  • NURP 535 FNP Clinical Decision Making I (6 credits)
  • NURP 507 Scholarly Inquiry I (2 credits)

Term 10 | 8 credits

  • NURP 536 FNP Clinical Decision Making II (6 credits)
  • NURP 508 Scholarly Inquiry II (2 credits)

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RN to MSN Extended Schedule 

Term 1 | 7 credits

  • NURP 404 Advanced Pathophysiology (3 credits)
  • NURP 345 Contemporary Issues in Professional Nursing (4 credits)

Term 2 | 8 credits

  • NURP 492 Health Assessment (4 credits)
  • MA 418 Statistics (4 credits)

Term 3 | 6 credits

  • NURP 387 Community Health (4 credits)
  • NURP 570 Health Promotion: A Global Perspective (2 credits)

Term 4 | 7 credits

  • NURP 454 Leadership & Management (4 credits)
  • NURP 410 Research Methods (3 credits)

Term 5 | 6 credits

  • NURP 424 Advanced Pharmacology Across the Life Span (3 credits)
  • NURP 450 Health Care System: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (3 credits)

Term 6 | 5 credits

  • NURP 530 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Life Span (3 credits)
  • NURP 505 Family Theory: Health and Illness (2 credits)

Term 7 | 6 credits

  • NURP 531 FNP I: Primary Care Nursing of the Childbearing Family (3 credits)
  • NURP 589 Informatics (3 credits)

Term 8 | 5 credits

  • NURP 532 FNP II: Primary Care Nursing (3 credits)
  • NURP 507 Scholarly Inquiry I (2 credits)

Term 9 | 6 credits

  • NURP 533 FNP III: Primary Care Nursing (3 credits)
  • NURP 508 Scholarly Inquiry II (2 credits)
  • NURP 534 Immersion Weekend (1 credit)

Term 10 | 6 credits

  • NURP 535 FNP Clinical Decision Making I (6 credits)

Term 11 | 6 credits

  • NURP 536 FNP Clinical Decision Making II (6 credits)

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