Masters Only Track for Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioners (WHCNP)
The Department of Nursing, through a cooperative agreement with Planned Parenthood of Minnesota/South Dakota (PPM/SD), offers a master's degree-completion opportunity to Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioners (WHCNP) who are certified through PPM/SD since 1993 or later (without selecting a new role option). In addition to the MSN admission requirements, students must retain a Women's Health Planned Parenthood Certificate.
To earn the MSN degree, the Master's Only WHCNP student must complete 26 semester credits distributed in the areas below. No clinical practica hours are required. The specific courses that meet these requirements are listed below.
Core Course Requirements (13 credits)
- NURS 601 Nursing Science (3 credits)
- NURS 602 Ethical Dimensions for Nursing Practice (2 credits)
- NURS 603 Foundations of Integrative Care(2 credits)
- NURS 604 Advanced Nursing Research (3 credits)
*Prerequisite: Students are required to have completed an upper division or graduate level inferential statistics within the past five years.
- NURS 605 Health Policy and Leadership (3 credits)
Nursing and Supporting Course Requirements (11 credits)
- NURS 607 Family Health Nursing (3 credits)
- NURS 608 Epidemiology (2 credits)
- NURS 609 Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Nursing (3 credits)
- NURS 610 Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing(3 credits)
End of Program Experience
- NURS 693 Scholarly Paper Seminar (2 credits)
- End-of-Program Presentation