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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).

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  document.

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.

Plan of Study – Master of Science in Nursing & Nurse Educator Certificate
Specialties: Adult Gerontology PC NP /Family NP/ Pedi NP/ Psych-Mental Health NP

Fall (Aug. – Dec.) – Semester 1

Credit Hours

NGR 5110Theories in Nursing3

NGR 5141

Pathophysiologic Concepts

3
 

Total Semester Hours

6

Spring (Jan. – May) – Semester 2

Credit Hours

NGR 5131

Culture in Adv. Nursing Practice

3

NGR 6172

Pharmacological Concepts

3
 

Total Semester Hours

6
 
Summer (May – Aug.) – Semester 3Credit Hours
NGR 6713Curriculum Development in Nursing3
NGR 6718Evaluating & Testing in Nursing Education3
 Total Semester Hours6
 
Fall (Aug. – Dec.) – Semester 4Credit Hours
NGR 6714CClinical Teaching Strategies for Nursing
(105-hour Clinical TeachComp)
3
NGR 6715Instructional Tech. in Nursing and Health Sciences3
NGR 5810Research Methods in Nursing3
 Total Semester Hours9
 
Spring (Jan. – May) – Semester 5 Credit Hours
NGR 6910CResearch Project
(70-Hour Clinical Component)
3
NGR 6708CClassroom Teaching Strategies
(105-hour Clinical TeachComp)
3
 Total Semester Hours6
 
Summer (May – Aug.) – Semester 6 Credit Hours
NGR 6002CAdvanced Health Assessment4
NGR 6743Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Education Seminar1
NGR6538
Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing
(Psych-MH only)
3
Total Semester Hours
(Adult-Gero/Pedi/Family)
5
 Total Semester Hours 
(Psych-MH)
8
 
Fall (Aug. – Dec.) – Semester 7Credit Hours
NGR 6210C or 6601C or 6301C or 6503
Advanced Adult, Child, Family, Psych Mental Health 1
3-4
NGR 6201L or 6601L or 6301L or 6503L
Advanced Adult, Child, Family, Psych Mental Health Practicum 1
3-4
 Total Semester Hours
(Adult/Gero and Child)
6
Total Semester Hours
(Family)
8
 
Spring (Jan. – May) – Semester 8Credit Hours
NGR 6202C or 6302C or 6602C or 6504C
Advanced Adult, Child, Family, Psych Mental Health 2
3-4
NGR 6202L or 6302L or 6602L or 6504L
Advanced Adult, Child, Family, Psych Mental Health Practicum 2
3-4
 
Total Semester Hours
(Adult-Gero/Pedi/Psych-MH)
6
Total Semester Hours
(Family)
8
 
Summer (May – Aug.) – Semester 9 Credit Hours
NGR 6700L or 6619L or 6337L or 6505L
Role Synthesis in Adult, Family, Child, or Psych/MH
4
NGR 6209 or 6748 or 6337 or 6560
Clinical Decision Making Adult, Family, Child, or Psych/MH
3
 Total Semester Hours7
 
Total Credit Hours for Adult-Gerontology PC NP & Pediatric PC NP
57
Total Credit Hours for Psychiatric-Mental Health NP
60
Total Credit Hours for Family NP
61

 

Plan of Study – Masters of Science in Nursing
Adult-Gerontology / Family / Pedi / Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Tracks

 Credit HoursAdult-GeroFamilyPediPsych MH
Fall (Aug. – Dec.) - Semester 1   
NGR 5110 - Theories in Nursing3XXXX
NGR 5141 - Pathophysiologic Concepts3X X
NGR 6172 – Pharmacological Concepts3 XX
NGR 5810 - Research Methods in Nursing3XXXX
Total Semester Hours 9999
 
Spring (Jan. – May) - Semester 2   
NGR 5141 - Pathophysiologic Concepts3 XX
NGR 6002C – Advanced Health Assessment
4XX
NGR 6172 - Pharmacological Concepts3X X
NGR 5131 - Culture in Adv. Nursing Practice3X X
NGR 6910C – Research Project
(70-hour Clinical Component)
3 XX
Total Semester Hours 106610
 
Summer (May – Aug.) - Semester 3   
NGR 6002C – Advanced Health Assessment4 XX
NGR 6910C - Research Project
(70-hour Clinical Component)
3X X
NGR 6743 – Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Education Seminar1XXXX
NGR 5064C-Diagnostics & Therapeutics*
3XX X
NGR6538 Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing 3X
Total Semester Hours 7887
 
Fall (Aug. – Dec.) - Semester 4   
NGR 6201C-Adv. Adult or 6601C-Adv. Family or 6301C-Adv. Child or NGR6503 Adv. Psych Health 1
3-4XXXX
NGR 6201L-Adv. Adult or 6601L-Adv. Family or 6301L-Adv. Child or NGR6503L – Adv. Psych Practicum 1
3-4XXXX
NGR 5131 - Culture in Adv. Nursing Practice
3XX
Total Semester Hours 61196
    
Spring (Jan. – May) - Semester 5   
NGR 6202C-Adv. Adult or 6602C-Adv. Family or 6302C-Adv. Child or NGR6504C Adv. Psych Health 2
3-4XXXX
NGR 6202L-Adv. Adult or 6602L-Adv. Family or 6302L-Adv. Child or NGR6504L Adv. Psych Health Practicum 2
3-4XXXX
Total Semester Hours 6866
 
Summer (May – Aug.) - Semester 6   
NGR 6700L-Role Synthesis in Adult or 6619L-Family or 6337L-Child or 6505L - Psych Health
4XXXX
NGR 6209-Clinical Decision Making Adult or 6748-Family or 6337-Child or 6560 - Psych
3XXXX
Total Semester Hours 7777
    
Total Credit Hours 45494545

ALL STUDENTS MUST FOLLOW THIS PLAN

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

Revised: 12/2020