UNIVERSITY FACULTY SENATE FORMS

 

Academic Program Approval

 

This form is a routing document for the approval of new and revised academic programs.Proposing department should complete this form.For more information, call the Faculty Senate Office at 831-2921.

 

 

Submitted by: Erlinda Wheeler DNS, RN ††††† Phone number 831-8375

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Department:NURSING†† email address:ewheeler@udel.edu

 

Date:†† November 8, 2010

 

Action:Add the Nurse Practitioner (NP) Concentration to the RN/MSN program

 

Effective: 11F

 

Current: MSN

 

Proposed change leads to the degree of: MSN

 

Proposed name: Nurse Practitioner Concentration to the RN/MSN program

 

Revising or Deleting:

 

Undergraduate major / Concentration: N/A †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

Undergraduate minor: N/A†††††††††††††††

 

Graduate Program Policy statement change: Attach

 

††††††††††† Graduate Program of Study: N/A

 

Graduate minor / concentration: Addition Nurse Practitioner Concentration to RN/MSN program

 

Note: all graduate studies proposals must include an electronic copy of the Graduate Program Policy Document, highlighting the changes made to the original policy document.

 

Attached

 

List new courses required for the new or revised curriculum. How do they support the overall program objectives of the major/minor/concentrations)?

 

None

 

Explain, when appropriate, how this new/revised curriculum supports the 10 goals of undergraduate education: http://www.ugs.udel.edu/gened/

 

 

Identify other units affected by the proposed changes:None

Describe the rationale for the proposed program change(s):

 

Rationale for Creation of RN to MSN (NP)Concentration

 

The School of Nursing offers multiple concentrations for licensed RNís who wish to continue their education to the Bachelors or Masters level.For RNís with an associateís degree or diploma in nursing, we offer the RN to BSN, RN to MSN Clinical Nurse Specialist (Adult Health or Pediatrics) and RN to MSN Health Services Administration.The addition of the RN to MSN Nurse Practitioner (Family or Adult Health) would allow for RNís to choose from all the nursing Masters concentrations the School of Nursing currently offers.

 

On a national level, nurse practitioner is a highly sought level of practice in the nursing profession.A recent report from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) stated, ďNurse practitioners comprised 63.2 percent of nurses in advanced specialties in 2008, accounting for 158,348 nurses. In 2004, 141,209 nurses were prepared as nurse practitioners; the number of nurse practitioners thus grew 12.1 percent over 4 years.Ē1 The demand for more nurse practitioners is projected to continue to increase as fewer primary practice physicians are available to serve the underserved populations in the U.S.No other university in the State of Delaware is currently offering a RN to MSN with a NP concentration.

 

Currently, the School of Nursing has numerous RN to BSN students who are interested in pursuing a MSN with a NP concentration.The proposed RN to MSN nurse practitioner concentration would allow them to complete the transition from Associates degree to a Masters degree in one progression.Currently these students plan to graduate the RN to BSN and then apply to the nursing graduate program in a NP concentration.This requires the student to take an additional 20 credits at the baccalaureate level.The proposed RN to MSN, NP concentration will increase the ease of completing graduate work for students and eliminate areas of content overlap between the BSN and MSN programs

.

The School of Nursing proposes to offer this RN to MSN nurse practitioner concentration of study in a combined distance-learning/campus (hybrid) format.This will provide nurses from the region with access to a focused graduate education format that meets their individual needs.The concentration requires no new courses.All the required courses are already present within the RN to BSN or traditional MSN nurse practitioner concentration currently offered by the School of Nursing.Therefore we are able to add an appealing option to our curricula in a highly efficient manner.

 

1.HRSA, (2010) Initial Findings from the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses,online: http://www.acnpweb.org/files/public/HRSA_2008_Initial_RN_National_Survey.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Requirements:

(Show the new or revised curriculum as it should appear in the Course Catalog.If this is a revision, be sure to indicate the changes being made to the current curriculum and include a side-by-side comparison of the credit distribution before and after the proposed change.)

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING FOR THE REGISTERED NURSE (BSN/MSN)


Current

Proposed

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING FOR THE REGISTERED NURSE (BSN/MSN)

Telephone (302) 831-1255
http://www.udel.edu/nursing/graduate.html
Faculty Listing:
http://www.udel.edu/nursing/faculty/faculty.html

The School of Nursing offers a separate program to allow registered nurses an opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Nursing concurrently with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The number of credits for both degrees is 134. Licensed registered nurses who are graduates of associate degree or diploma programs may apply for admission to this program.

Students are admitted to the Master of Science for the Registered Nurse program. Before enrollment in any nursing courses, students must meet the following criteria:

-Official admission to the RN to MSN major

-Successful completion of RN licensure exam (30 credits nursing knowledge awarded) and current RN license

-Completion of 60 pre-requisite non-nursing credits (See BRN program information.)

-GPA of 3.0 or higher in all previous college work

-Submission of Nursing Employment Verification Form

-Students are required to meet all immunization, safety, criminal background checks, drug screenings, and CPR requirements prior to clinical coursework and direct patient care. Additional requirements for the clinical education may be required by the healthcare agency to which a student is assigned. Students are expected to provide their own transportation to all required clinical experiences.

-Three satisfactory academic and/or professional recommendations.

-Interview with faculty from graduate program

 

DUAL DEGREE: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING and MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

CURRICULUM CREDITS

University Requirements

ENGL 110

Critical Reading and Writing

3

(minimum grade C-)

 

 

Discovery Learning Experience (DLE)

3

 

Multi-cultural Courses

3


Major Requirements

24 credits, to include a minimum of one course in each of the following five categories: (1) biology, (2) microbiology, (3) chemistry, (4) anatomy and physiology, and (5) nutrition 24

English course (second English composition course)

3

Psychology course

3

Sociology course

3

Lifespan development course

3

Restricted elective chosen from the following

3

Art, Art History, History, Philosophy, Music, Theatre, Comparative Literature, Black American Studies, Economics, Political Science, Women's Studies, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, and English.

Core Courses for All Specialties

NURS 335

BRN Orientation

1

NURS 411/NURS 412

Topics in Health Care Delivery (Nursing Elective)

6

NURS 435

Leadership and Management in Health Organizations

3

NURS 442

Community Health Nursing

3

NURS 604

Advanced Nursing Roles

3

NURS 609

Nursing Science: Theory and Research

4

NURS 620

Advanced Health Assessment

3

NURS 621

Advanced Pathophysiology*

3

NURS 622

Advanced Pharmacology

3


(*
PSYC 829 Advanced Psychopathology, EDUC 813 Childhood Psychopathology or another approved graduate psychopathology course required for Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist program.)

EDUC 665

Elementary Statistics

3

NURS 686

Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Integration

4

 

Three credits from among the following:

3

NURS 668

Scholarly Project

 

NURS 669

Master's Thesis

 

NURS 687

Nursing Science: Research Application

 

 

Eight credits from among the following CNS specialty courses are required for each specialty

6


Adult Health

NURS 636

Adult Health I

4

NURS 646

Adult Health II

4


Nursing of Children

NURS 654

Nursing of Children I

4

NURS 655

Nursing of Children II

4


Psychiatric Nursing

NURS 671

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I

4

NURS 672

Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II

4


Electives

After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credits required for the degree

15

 

Total Credits Required

134



 

 

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING FOR THE REGISTERED NURSE (BSN/MSN)

Telephone (302) 831-1255
http://www.udel.edu/nursing/graduate.html
Faculty Listing:
http://www.udel.edu/nursing/faculty/faculty.html

The School of Nursing offers a separate program to allow registered nurses an opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Nursing with specialization as a Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner, concurrently with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The number of credits for the BSN/CNS degree is 134 and for the BSN/NP is 143 to 146.Licensed registered nurses who are graduates of associate degree or diploma programs may apply for admission to this program.

Students are admitted to the Master of Science for the Registered Nurse program. Before enrollment in any nursing courses, students must meet the following criteria:

-Official admission to the RN to MSN major

-Successful completion of RN licensure exam (30 credits nursing knowledge awarded) and current RN license

-Completion of 60 pre-requisite non-nursing credits

-GPA of 3.0 or higher in all previous college work

-Submission of Nursing Employment Verification Form

-Students are required to meet all immunization, safety, criminal background checks, drug screenings, and CPR requirements prior to clinical coursework and direct patient care. Additional requirements for the clinical education may be required by the healthcare agency to which a student is assigned. Students are expected to provide their own transportation to all required clinical experiences.

-Three satisfactory academic and/or professional recommendations.

-Interview with faculty from graduate program


DUAL DEGREE: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING and MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING


Licensed RNs enter with 30 credits of nursing knowledge.††††††††††††† (30)

CURRICULUM CREDITS

University Requirements††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (9)

ENGL 110Critical Reading and Writing††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3
(minimum grade C-)

Discovery Learning Experience (DLE)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3

Multi-cultural Courses††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3

Major Requirements††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† (39)

24 credits, to include a minimum of one course in each of the following five categories: (1) biology, (2) microbiology, (3) chemistry, (4) anatomy and physiology, and (5) nutrition†††††† ††††††††††††††† 24
English course (second English composition course)†††††††††††††††† 3
Psychology course†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3
Sociology course††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3
Lifespan development course†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3
Restricted elective chosen from the following††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3
Art, Art History, History, Philosophy, Music, Theatre, Comparative Literature, Black American Studies, Economics, Political Science, Women's Studies, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, and English.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Core Courses for both CNS and NP Specialties††††††††††††††† (359)

NURS 335††††††††††††††† BRN Orientation††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 1

NURS 435Leadership and Management in Health Organizations††††††††††††††† 3

NURS 442Community Health Nursing†††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3

NURS 604Advanced Nursing Roles†††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3

NURS 609Nursing Science: Theory and Research†††† ††††††††††††††† 4

NURS 620Advanced Health Assessment†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3

NURS 621Advanced Pathophysiology†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3

(not required of Psychiatric Nursing Specialization)

NURS 622Advanced Pharmacology†††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3

EDUC 665Elementary Statistics††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3

 

Six credits from the following two Nursing Electives:†††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 6

NURS 411 Topics in Health Care Delivery †††††††††††† (3)††††††††††

NURS 412 Multicultural Topics in Health Care Delivery (3)

 

Three credits from among the following:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3

NURS 668 Scholarly Project (3)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

NURS 869 Master's Thesis (6)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

NURS 687 Nursing Science: Research Application (3)

 

CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (8-1112-15)

All specialties complete

NURS 686Clinical Nurse Specialist Role Integration ††††††††††††††† 4

 

Eight to eleven credits from within one of the following Clinical Nurse Specializations.

 

Adult Health Specialization†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††

NURS 636Adult Health I††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4

NURS 646Adult Health II††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4

 

Nursing of Children Specialization††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

NURS 654Nursing of Children I†††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4

NURS 655Nursing of Children II††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4

 

Psychiatric Nursing Specialization†††††††††††††††††††

NURS 671Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4

NURS 672Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing II†††††† ††††††††††††††† 4

PSYC 829Advanced Psychopathology (3)

OR

EDUC 813 Childhood Psychopathology (3)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††

OR

Another approved graduate psychopathology course †††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3

 

NURSE PRACTITIONER †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (21-24)

Twenty one to twenty four credits from among the following NP specialty courses are required for each specialty

 

Adult Nurse Practitioner

NURS 616††††††††††††††† Primary Care in Community Health†††††† ††††††††††††††† 3

NURS 623Management of Womenís Health Care††††††††††††††††† 3

NURS 641††††††††††††††† Primary Care of the Adult I†††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3

NURS 642††††††††††††††† Primary Care of the Adult II††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3

NURS 643††††††††††††††† Primary Care of the Adult III†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3

NURS 644††††††††††††††† NP Preceptorship I††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3

NURS 645††††††††††††††† NP Preceptorship II†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Family Nurse Practitioner

Requires all of the Adult Nurse Practitioner courses and

NURS 624††††††††††††††† Childrenís Health Care†††††††††† ††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 3

 

Electives

After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credits required for the degree†††††

 

Minimum credits required for the degree

Clinical Nurse Specialist††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 134

Adult Nurse Practitioner††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 143

Family Nurse Practitioner††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 146†††††††††

 

 

 

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