M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner

Rowan University's CCNE accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program was established to meet the need for trained professional health care leaders. The following two tracks are available within the Rowan MSN program: Clinical Nurse Leader and Nurse Practitioner.

Nurse Practitioner (NP)

The Nurse Practitioner track prepares Registered Nurses (RN) to sit for the specialty certification exam. The certifying agency determines eligibility for the exam. Currently no precertification for exams has been obtained. Students in the Nurse Practitioner track may specialize in Adult Gerontology Acute Care or Family Nurse Practitioner.

Curriculum

The Rowan University Master of Science in Nursing is a part-time program offered in a hybrid format with a combination of fully online courses, face to face classes, and clinical experiences. At the completion of the MSN the graduate will have completed a minimum of 500 clinical hours in the area of the Nurse Practioner track.

Coursework

The following courses make up the M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner program.

  • Core MSN Courses: 22 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Nurse Practitioner Core Courses: 4 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Courses: 12 semester hours (s.h.)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Courses: 18 semester hours (s.h.)
Core MSN Courses
Course Number
Title
S.H. (Credits)
NURS 05504 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 05505 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NURS 05503 Advanced Nursing Research 4
NURS 05501 Advanced Health Assessment 3
AHI 05501 Integrated Information Technology In Health Care 3
NURS 05507 Leadership & Care Delivery Environment 3
NURS 05508 Special Issues & Trends In Nursing 3
Nurse Practitioner Core Courses
Course Number
Title
S.H. (Credits)
NURS 05516 Epidemiology Health Promotion & Disease Management 2
NURS 05517 Nurse Practitioner Role: History, Practice Regulations, Reimbursement and Ethics 2
Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Courses
Course Number
Title
S.H. (Credits)
NURS 05518 AGACNP: Assessment, Diagnosis, & Differential Disease Management 1
NURS 05519 AGACNP I: Evidence Based Clinical Care for Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (100 Clinical Hours) 3
NURS 05520 AGACNP II: Evidence Based Clinical Care for Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (200 Clinical Hours) 4
NURS 05521 AGACNP III: Evidence Based Clinical Care for Adult Gerontological Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (200 Clinical Hours) 4
Family Nurse Practitioner Courses
Course Number
Title
S.H. (Credits)
NURS 05522 Family Nurse Practitioner I: Primary Care of the Adult Patient and Older Adult Patient (100 Clinical Hours) 3
NURS 05523 Family Nurse Practitioner II: Primary Care Management of the Adult Patient and Older Adult Patient (100 Clinical Hours) 3
NURS 05524 Family Nurse Practitioner III: Primary Care Management of the Female Patient (150 Clinical Hours) 4
NURS 05525 Family Nurse Practitioner IV: Primary Care Management of Children and Adolescents (150 Clinical Hours) 4
NURS 05526 Family Nurse Practitioner V: Practicum in Family Practice (150 Clinical Hours) 4

* Special Issues & Trends in Nursing (must be last MSN core course taken)

The following courses have pre-requisites:

  • Advanced Pharmacology (prereq: NURS 05.504)
  • Nursing Research (prereq: NURS 03.404) 
  • AGACNP II: Evidence Based Clinical Care for Adult Gerontology Acute Care (prereq: NURS 05.519)
  • AGACNP III: Evidence Based Clinical Care for Adult Gerontology Acute Care (Prereq: NURS 05.520)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner II: Primary Care Management of the Adult and Older Adult Client (100 clinical hours) (prereq: NURS 05.522)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner III: Primary Care Management of the Female Patient (150 clinical hours) (prereq: NURS 05.523)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner IV: Primary Care Management of Children & Adolescence (150 clinical hours) (prereq: NURS 05.524)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner V: Practicum in Family Practice (150 clinical hours) (prereq: NURS 05.525)

Admissions Requirements

The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee

  • Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher learning

  • Current professional resume

  • Copy of valid CPR card (must be updated every two years and sent the Department of Nursing)

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum grade of “C” or better in all nursing subject area courses

  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned; presented in a sealed official envelope)

  • Proof of current (U.S) valid RN license (must maintain active New Jersey RN license the duration of the program)

  • Two letters of recommendation from professional sources

  • Personal Malpractice Insurance (required at time of application and must be maintained the duration of the program)

  • Required foundation courses: Comprehensive Health Assessment and Research Applications in Nursing Practice. (the MSN Academic Advisor will determine foundation course equivalencies)

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

The chart below details available entry terms for the M.S. in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Fall 2017 08/29/2017 07/01/2017
Spring 2018 01/02/2018 11/01/2017
Summer 2018 05/23/2018 04/01/2018

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$710 No fees $710