2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) 
    
    May 31, 2020  
2018–2019 Walden University Student Handbook (September 2018) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Field Experience in MSN


Field Experience in Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Field Experience/Practicum Courses by Specialization (for New Students Starting Spring 2018 Quarter):

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner—AGACNP

NUNP 6531 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults Across the Lifespan

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

NUNP 6540 - Advanced Practice Care of Frail Elders

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

NUNP 6550 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings I

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

NUNP 6560 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

 

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner—AGPCNP 

NUNP 6531 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults Across the Lifespan

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

NUNP 6540 - Advanced Practice Care of Frail Elders

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

NUNP 6551 - Primary Care of Women

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

NUNP 6565 – Synthesis in Advanced Nursing Practice Care of Patients in Primary Care Settings

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

 

Family Nurse PractitionerFNP

NUNP 6531 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults Across the Lifespan

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

NUNP 6541 - Primary Care of Adolescents and Children

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

NUNP 6551 - Primary Care of Women

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

NUNP 6565 – Synthesis in Advanced Nursing Practice Care of Patients in Primary Care Settings

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

 

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse PractitionerPMHNP

NUNP 6640 - Psychotherapy With Individuals

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

NUNP 6650 - Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

NUNP 6660 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role I: Child and Adolescent

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

NUNP 6670 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II: Adults and Older Adults

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [160 hours])

 

Leadership and Management
Course Sequence: Notes About Course Sequence:

NURS 6600 - Capstone Synthesis Practicum

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])
NURS 6241- Strategic Planning in Healthcare Organizations must be taken prior to NURS 6600. NURS 6241 has content that can assist the student be successful in NURS 6600. Students must petition through Academic Advising in order to take NURS 6241 and 6600 together.

 

Nursing Education
Course Sequence: Notes About Course Sequence:

NURS 6341 - Specialty in Clinical Nursing

(didactic—4 cr.; practicum—1 cr. [72 hours])
In some instances, students may have reason to take NURS 6351 prior to NURS 6341 (this must be petitioned through Academic Advising). However, NURS 6331 - Teaching Learning Strategies: Integrating Technology Into Nursing Education must be successfully completed prior to taking NURS 6351.

NURS 6351 - Role of the Nurse Educator

(didactic—4 cr.; practicum—1 cr. [72 hours])

 

Nursing Informatics
Course Sequence: Notes About Course Sequence:

NURS 6431 - Evaluation Methods for Health Information Technology

(didactic—4 cr.; practicum—1 cr. [72 hours])
NURS 6431 must be taken and successfully completed prior to taking NURS 6600.

NURS 6600 - Capstone Synthesis Practicum

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

 

Public Health Nursing  
Course Sequence Notes About Course Sequence

NURS 6720 - Population-based Public Health Nursing Interventions

(didactic—2 cr.; practicum—3 cr. [216 hours])

NURS 6720 prerequisites: NURS 6710, PUBH 6034, NURS 8310

NURS 6730 prerequisites: PUBH 6475

NURS 6720 must be successfully completed prior to taking NURS 6730

NURS 6730 – Public Health Nursing Leadership

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

Field Experience/Practicum Courses by Specialization (for Nursing Practitioner Students With Catalog Years Before Spring 2018 Quarter):

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner—AGACNP

NURS 6531 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults Across the Lifespan

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

NURS 6540 - Advanced Practice Care of Frail Elders

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

NURS 6550 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings I

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

NURS 6560 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults in Acute Care Settings II

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

 

Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner—AGPCNP

NURS 6531 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults Across the Lifespan

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

NURS 6540 - Advanced Practice Care of Frail Elders

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

NURS 6551 - Primary Care of Women

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

NURS 6565 – Synthesis in Advanced Nursing Practice Care of Patients in Primary Care Settings

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

 

Family Nurse Practitioner—FNP

NURS 6531 - Advanced Practice Care of Adults Across the Lifespan

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

NURS 6541 - Primary Care of Adolescents and Children

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

NURS 6551 - Primary Care of Women

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

NURS 6565 – Synthesis in Advanced Nursing Practice Care of Patients in Primary Care Settings

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

 

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner—PMHNP

NURS 6640 - Psychotherapy With Individuals

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

NURS 6650 - Psychotherapy With Groups and Families

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

NURS 6660 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role I: Child and Adolescent

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

NURS 6670 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Role II: Adults and Older Adults

(didactic—3 cr.; practicum—2 cr. [144 hours])

Application Deadlines

Applying for practicum can be a lengthy process. The Office of Field Experience recommends that you start the process early enough to remedy any problems that may arise before your application is due. Applications are due the start date of the quarter before you plan to start your practicum. Students must submit one application per practicum course. Deadlines are firm and late applications are not accepted. 

For more information about practicum policies and procedures, please review the practicum manual and website. All resources are on the School of Nursing Field Experience website at http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/fieldexperience/son.