Traditional Master’s

Our traditional master’s program helps RNs take their practice and careers to new heights. It is designed specifically for students with a bachelor’s degrees in nursing who seek a pathway to advanced practice.

Through exceptional academic and clinical experiences, mentorship from prominent scholars and clinicians, and a rich array of resources that strengthen their knowledge, Connell School students graduate prepared to thrive in their fields as leaders and practitioners.



Application deadlines:

  • Fall enrollment – March 15
  • Spring enrollment – September 30
  • Nurse anesthesia spring enrollment – June 30

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Six specialties help you identify your ideal career path and excel in your practice. Traditional master’s students may choose a specialty in nurse anesthesia or from five different nurse practitioner specialities, including adult-gerontology primary care, family health, pediatric primary care, psychiatric/mental health, and women’s health.
 

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Our Curriculum

Full-time students complete the 45-credit program within two years.

Course Course Title Credits
Elective Graduate level course that enhances the student’s program of study;
does not have to be a nursing course.
Electives should be approved by the advisor.
3
NURS 7415

Conceptual Basis for Advanced Practice Nursing

3
NURS 7416

Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing

3
NURS 7417

Role of Advanced Practice Nurses

3
NURS 7420 Advanced Pharmacology Across the Life Span
3
NURS 7430 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Life Span (Restricted)
3
NURS 7520 Research Methods for Advanced Practice Nursing
3
Elective
NURS 7524
NURS 7525 NURS 7426
Choose One
1. Elective (same criteria as other elective)
OR
2. Master’s Research Practicum NURS 7524
OR
3. Integrative Review of Nursing Research NURS 7525
4. PMH Students take NURS 7426 in lieu of this elective
3
NURS7672 Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Life Span
3
NURS____* Advanced Specialty Theory I
Advanced Specialty Practice I 
3
NURS____* Advanced Specialty Theory II
Advanced Specialty Practice II
6

Full-time students complete the 70-credit program in 27 months. The program begins in January.

** = Core course

Year I - Spring

Course Course Title Credits
NURS7420 Advanced Pharmacology Across the Life Span ** 3
NURS7415

Conceptual Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice **

3
NURS7672

Advanced Pathophysiology Across the Life Span **

3
NURS7490

Physiologic Variables for Nurse Anesthesia Practice I -- Respiratory

3
NURS7491 Chemistry and Physics for Nurse Anesthesia Practice 3

 

Year I - Summer

Course Course Title Credits
NURS7430 Advanced Health Assessment Across the Life Span** 3
NURS7520

Research Methods for Advanced Practice Nursing**

3
NURS7492

Basic Principles of Nurse Anesthesia Practice

3
NURS7493

Pharmacology of Anesthetics and Accessory Drugs

3
NURS7494 Physiologic Variables for Nurse Anesthesia Practice II -- Cardiovascular
3

 

Year I - Fall

Course Course Title Credits
NURS7430 Role of Advanced Practice Nurses** 3
NURS7520

Physiologic Variables for Nurse Anesthesia Practice III

3
NURS7492

Nurse Anesthesia I

5

 

Year II - Spring

Course Course Title Credits
NURS7416 Ethical Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing** 3
NURS7592

Advanced Principles for Nurse Anesthesia Practice

3
NURS7593

Nurse Anesthesia II

5

 

Year II - Summer

Course Course Title Credits
NURS7595 Nurse Anesthesia III  5
NURS7525

Integrative Review of Nursing Research*

3

 

Year II - Fall

Course Course Title Credits
NURS7691 Nurse Anesthesia IV  5

 

Year II - Spring

Course Course Title Credits
NURS7693 Nurse Anesthesia V  5

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