Wilkes University

Course Descriptions

R.N. to M.S.N. Bridge Courses (10 credits)

  • NSG 410 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing for the Graduate Nursing Student
  • NSG 411 Leadership and Management Practicum for the Graduate Nursing Student

Graduate Nursing Core (24 credits)

  • NSG 500 Advanced Health Assessment
  • NSG 501 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Science
  • NSG 502 Advanced Nursing Research
  • NSG 504 Advanced Role Development in Nursing
  • NSG 505 Health Policy and Politics for Advancing Nursing Practice
  • NSG 530 Advanced Pathophysiology
  • NSG 533 Advanced Pharmacology
  • NSG 590 Scholarly Review

Choose a concentration:

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration Courses (16 credits)

  • NSG 550 Diagnostic Reasoning for Nurse Practitioners
  • NSG 553 Adult Heath Perspectives of Culturally Diverse, Rural and Underserved Populations
  • NSG 554 Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care I (3 credits)
  • NSG 555 Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care II (3 credits)
  • NSG 506 Advanced Practice in Adult Gerontology – Clinical I
  • NSG 515 Advanced Practice in Adult Gerontology – Clinical II

Family (Individual Across the Lifespan) Nurse Practitioner Concentration Courses (19 credit)

  • NSG 550 Diagnostic Reasoning for Nurse Practitioner (2 credits)
  • NSG 554 Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care I (3 credits)
  • NSG 555 Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care II (3 credits)
  • NSG 556 Health Perspectives of Culturally Diverse, Rural, and Underserved Populations (2 credits)
  • NSG 546 Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical I (3 credits)
  • NSG 547 Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical II (3 credits)
  • NSG 548 Family Nurse Practitioner Role with Children and Families (2 credits)
  • NSG 549 Family Nurse Practitioner Clinical with Children and Families (1 credit)

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration Courses (18 credits)

  • NSG 526 Clinical Modalities in Advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Practice
  • NSG 527 Psychopathology, Theories, and Advanced Clinical Modalities
  • NSG 535 Advanced Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing I
  • NSG 536 Advanced Practice in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing II
  • NSG 550 Diagnostic Reasoning for Nurse Practitioners
  • NSG 551 Mental Health Perspectives of Culturally Diverse, Rural, and Underserved Populations
  • NSG 552 Psychopharmacology

*Students enrolling in a post-graduate certificate program will take the courses in their chosen NP concentration. Evidence of completion of Advanced Health Assessment, Advanced Pathophysiology and Advanced Pharmacology must be provided, or students will also be required to complete these courses.


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