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RN to Master of Science in Nursing***
General Education: 90 Credits

A transcript evaluation is completed for each student to transfer in up to 90 general education credits. For students to receive block transfer credit for General Education courses, they must meet the standard outlined in the General Education Transfer Credit policy.

Undergraduate Nursing (45 transfer credits + 30 credits from South University)
NSG3006 Professional Nursing Practice, 2 Credit Hours
NSG3012 Principles of Assessment for RNs, 4 Credit Hours
NSG3016 Caring for a Multicultural Society, 2 Credit Hours
NSG3028 Caring for the Community, 4 Credit Hours
NSG4028 Concepts of Teaching and Learning, 4 Credit Hours
NSG4029 Leadership in a Diverse Society, 4 Credit Hours
NSG4064 Financial Management for Nurses, 4 Credit Hours
NSG4070 Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing, 2 Credit Hours
Nursing Elective (choose one): 4 Credits
NSG4065 Complementary and Alternative Methods in Nursing, 4 Credit Hours
NSG4066 Palliative Care, 4 Credit Hours
NSG4067 Gerontological Nursing, 4 Credit Hours
Graduate Nursing (Students must complete core credits and one specialization)
Core: 24 Credits
NSG5000 Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse: Transformational Leadership in Advanced Practice, 4 Credit Hours
NSG5002 Advanced Theoretical Perspectives for Nursing, 4 Credit Hours
NSG5003 Advanced Pathophysiology, 4 Credit Hours


NSG6001 Advanced Nursing Practice I, 4 Credit Hours


NSG6002 Health Policy and Health Promotion in Advanced Nursing Practice, 4 Credit Hours
NSG6101 Nursing Research Methods, 4 Credit Hours
Specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner: 38 Credits for Specialization, 227 Total Credits for Program

Offered at South University, Austin; South University, Cleveland; South University, Columbia; South University, Montgomery; South University, Novi; South University, Online Programs; South University, Richmond; South University, Savannah; and South University, Tampa.

NSG6005 Pharmacology, 4 Credit Hours
NSG6020 Advanced Health and Physical Assessment, 6 Credit Hours
NSG6420 Practicum I: Family Health - Adult and Gerontology, 6 Credit Hours
NSG6430 Practicum II: Family Health- Women's Health, 6 Credit Hours
NSG6435 Practicum III: Family Health - Pediatrics, 6 Credit Hours
NSG6440 Practicum IV: Family Health - Primary Care, 6 Credit Hours
NSG6999 Graduate Project in Nursing, 4 Credit Hours

**Students wishing to further develop their advanced practice skills should take NSG5003 Advanced Pathophysiology, NSG6001 Advanced Nursing Practice I, and NSG6005 Pharmacology. Students wishing to further develop their management, administration, and technology skills may take LEA5100 Leadership, Organization Theory and Change, LEA5130 Team Building and Group Dynamics, IST5010 Information Technology Infrastructure and/or  PMC6601 Foundations of Project Management in place of NSG5003, NSG6001 , and/or NSG6005. In all cases students should work closely with their Academic Advisors or Academic Counselors to select appropriate coursework that meets their career needs and course prerequisites.

***South University, Online Program Offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.