Master's Program Traditional Route to Entry
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The master's program traditional route to entry for bachelor's-prepared RNs offers study on a full- or part-time basis. Many core courses are offered twice a year; some are offered in the summer. Students can begin the program in September or January. Some classes are scheduled in the late afternoon or evening, with several courses available on a single day of the week to meet the tight scheduling needs of adult learners.
The curriculum consists of both core and clinical specialty courses. Core courses cover subjects related to advanced practice nursing regardless of specialty area. Core courses make up 27 of the total credits
Clinical specialty courses provided in-depth knowledge & practice in meeting the health care needs of specific patient populations. These courses include: six credits of clinical specialty theory courses and twelve credits in clinical specialty practice courses.
Please keep in mind that each master's program specialty may have different requirements and variations in its curriculum.
For information about nurse anesthesia, please reference the nurse anesthesia specialty page.