Nursing: Direct Entry (M.S.)

https://chhs.unh.edu/nursing/direct-entry-masters-nursing

The Direct Entry Master’s in Nursing Program is an accelerated, full-time, five-semester, 71-credit course of study designed for non­-RN students who hold a B.S. or B.A. or higher degree in a field other than nursing. This program offers the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) track.  The CNL is a role in the field of nursing designed to provide master's-­prepared, point-of-care nurse leaders with the ability to manage and solve complex patient problems within a systems framework. Students are admitted with the stipulation that they must pass NCLEX-RN prior to completion of the program. The stipulation is met once the RN license is received. Students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN after completing a total of 62 credits of accelerated study. The curriculum begins in January and includes two summer sessions.

Students graduate as an advanced generalist with a master of science (MS) degree in nursing and upon passing certification examination, as a clinical nurse leader (CNL). Students take the CNL certification examination in their final semester.  Students complete a clinical immersion experience of approximately 300 clinical hours.  Students conclude their CNL master's preparation in a clinical nurse leader capstone, NURS 958 Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone.

Direct Entry Master's in Nursing

Degree Requirements

NURS 806Clinical Inquiry4
NURS 807Pathophysiology and Pharmacology4
NURS 811Clinical Reasoning Through Simulation2
NURS 813Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing Theory4
NURS 813CHealth Assessment and Clinical Nursing2
NURS 825Collaborative Care I: Care of Older Adult3
NURS 826Caring for People with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness2
NURS 826CCaring for People with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Clinical2
NURS 827Collaborative Care III: Managing Acute and Complex Care of Individuals4
NURS 827CCollaborative Care III: Managing Acute and Complex Care of Individuals Clinical2
NURS 828Public Health Nursing3
NURS 830Collaborative Care II: Childbearing and Childrearing Families4
NURS 830CCollaborative Care II: Childbearing and Childrearing Families Clinical1
NURS 901Health Policy3
NURS 902Advanced Physical Assessment2
NURS 908Advanced Pathophysiology3
NURS 925Health Care Systems and Leadership3
NURS 952Clinical Nursing Leadership I2
NURS 952CClinical Nursing Leadership Clinical6
NURS 953Promoting Quality Management3
NURS 958Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone6
NURS 963Advanced Clinical Epidemiology3
NURS 968Nursing Science and Evidence Based Practice3
Total Credits71

Direct Entry Master's in Nursing

Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SummerCredits
NURS 811 Clinical Reasoning Through Simulation 2
NURS 826 Caring for People with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness 2
NURS 826C Caring for People with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness Clinical 2
NURS 830 Collaborative Care II: Childbearing and Childrearing Families 4
NURS 830C Collaborative Care II: Childbearing and Childrearing Families Clinical 1
NURS 963 Advanced Clinical Epidemiology 3
 Credits14
Fall
NURS 827 Collaborative Care III: Managing Acute and Complex Care of Individuals 4
NURS 827C Collaborative Care III: Managing Acute and Complex Care of Individuals Clinical 2
NURS 828 Public Health Nursing 3
NURS 902 Advanced Physical Assessment 2
NURS 908 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 953 Promoting Quality Management 3
 Credits17
Spring
NURS 806 Clinical Inquiry 4
NURS 807 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 4
NURS 813 Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing Theory(plus lab) 4
NURS 813C Health Assessment and Clinical Nursing 2
NURS 825 Collaborative Care I: Care of Older Adult 3
 Credits17
Second Year
Summer
NURS 901 Health Policy 3
NURS 958 Clinical Nurse Leader Capstone 6
 Credits9
Spring
NURS 925 Health Care Systems and Leadership 3
NURS 952 Clinical Nursing Leadership I 2
NURS 952C Clinical Nursing Leadership Clinical 6
NURS 968 Nursing Science and Evidence Based Practice 3
Eligible for NCLEX-RN  
 Credits14
 Total Credits71