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All NP Specialty Tracks

The FIU Graduate Nursing programs integrate teaching, learning, advising and professional advancement into one synthesized academic experience to help each student achieve their fullest potential on their road to becoming an Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).

The Post-BSN to DNP program curriculum is streamlined to award the MSN degree after semester six (i.e. Adult-Gerontology, Pediatric, Psychiatric-Mental Health, or Family Health clinical specialty), allowing the students to sit for Advanced Practice Nursing national certification at the MSN level and continue enrollment into the last semesters of doctoral preparation.

Our curriculum guides students in the process of self-development to pursue excellence in their scholarly endeavors, fulfill their professional aspirations and answer the call to lead change and advance health through advanced nursing care, patient education and advocacy.

To learn more about the curriculum framework, objectives and organization of our advanced nursing practice programs, download the FIU MSN Curriculum Overview or FEP to BSN/MSN Curriculum Overview documents

Course & Syllabi

Visit the FIU Catalog for course descriptions and program requirements.

  • Navigate to the current academic year
  • Enter the Course Code in the “Search Bar” OR select “Graduate”
  • Select “Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences”

Enrolled students can download the program syllabi from FIU Sharepoint - DNP/MSN.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care: 77 DNP Credits | 1,170 DNP Clinical Hours

Family Health: 81 DNP Credits | 1,310 DNP Clinical Hours

  • Semester 1: Fall 1 (Aug. – Dec.) - Family Health
    • NGR 7121: Scientific and Theoretical Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice (3 credits)
    • NGR 6172: Pharmacological Concepts (3 credits)
    • NGR 5810: Research Methods in Nursing (3 credits)
    • NGR 6703: Role Development of the Advanced Practice Nurse (2 credits)
    Total Credits: 11
  • Semester 2: Spring 1 (Jan. – May) - Family Health
    • NGR 5141: Pathophysiologic Concepts (3 credits)
    • NGR 7769: Patient Safety and Quality Improvement in Healthcare (3 credits)
    • NGR 7892L: Health Policy Practicum (Clinical Hours: 60) (3 credits)
    Total Credits: 9
  • Semester 3: Summer 1 (May – Aug.) - Family Health
    • NGR 6002C: Advanced Health Assessment (4 credits)
    • NGR 7854: Analytical Methods for Evidence‐Based Clinical Practice (3 credits)
    • NGR 5064C: Diagnostics & Therapeutics (3 credits)
    • NGR 6743: Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Education Seminar (1 credits)
    Total Credits: 11
  • Semester 4: Fall 2 (Aug. – Dec.) - Family Health
    • NGR 6201C: Adv. Adult Health 1 or
      NGR 6601C: Adv. Family Health 1 or
      NGR 6301C: Adv. Child Health 1 or
      NGR 6503: Adv. Psych Health 1 (3-4 credits)
    • NGR 6201L: Adv. Adult Health Practicum 1 or
      NGR 6601L: Adv. Family Health Practicum 1 or
      NGR 6301L: Adv. Child Health Practicum 1 or
      NGR 6503L: Adv. Psych Health Practicum 1 (3-4 credits)
    • NGR 7853: Translational Research (3 credits)

    Total Credits: 11

  • Semester 5: Spring 2 (Jan. – May) - Family Health
    • NGR 6202C: Adv. Adult Health 2 or
      NGR  6602C: Adv. Family Health 2 or
      NGR 6302C: Adv. Child Health 2  or
      NGR 6504C: Adv. Psych Health 2
      (3-4 credits)
    • NGR 6202L: Adv. Adult Health Practicum 2 or
      NGR 6602L: Adv. Family Health Practicum 2 or
      NGR 6302L: Adv. Child Health Practicum 2 or
      NGR 6504L: Adv. Psych Health Practicum 2
      (3-4 credits)
    • NGR 5131: Culture in Adv. Nursing Practice (3 credits)

    Total Credits: 11

  • Semester 6: Summer 2 (May – Aug.) - Family Health - Master’s Degree Granted Here: allows students to sit for APRN national certification
    • NGR 6700L: Role Synthesis in Adult Health or
      NGR 6619L: Role Synthesis in Family Health or
      NGR 6337L: Role Synthesis in Child Health or
      NGR 6505L: Role Synthesis in Psych Health
      (4 credits)
    • NGR 6209: Clinical Decision-Making Adult Health or
      NGR 6748: Clinical Decision-Making Family Health or
      NGR 6337: Clinical Decision-Making Child Health or
      NGR 6560: Clinical Decision-Making Psych Health
      (3 credits)
    • NGR 7871: Healthcare Informatics (3 credits)

    Total Credits:10

    Master’s Degree Granted Here - Total MSN Credits: 60

  • Semester 7: Fall 3 (Aug. – Dec.) - Family Health
    • NGR 7733: Organizational Dynamics of Health Systems (3 credits)
    • NGR 7891: Healthcare Finance and Economics in Advanced Clinical Practice (3 credits)

    Total Credits: 6
    Clinical Hours: 60

  • Semester 8: Spring 3 (Jan. – May) - Family Health
    • NGR 7940C: DNP Project I

    Total Credits: 4
    Clinical Hours: 160

  • Semester 9: Summer 3 (May – Aug.) - Family Health
    • NGR 7941C: DNP Project II

    Total Credits: 4
    Clinical Hours: 160

  • Semester 10: Fall 4 (Aug. – Dec.) - Family Health
    • NGR 7942C: DNP Project III

    Total Credits: 4
    Clinical Hours: 160

Pediatric Primary Care: 77 DNP Credits | 1,170 DNP Clinical Hours

Psychiatric-Mental Health: 77 DNP Credits | 1,170 DNP Clinical Hours

ALL STUDENTS MUST FOLLOW THIS PLAN

Plan of study may change at the discretion of the FIU Graduate Nursing Program.      

Revised: 5/2018