QUARTER SYSTEM

The University is a four quarter, year-round operation system that provides an essential flexibility for adult students. Each quarter is 3 months in length with the equivalent of 11 weeks of classroom instruction conducted in a 3 day block each month. AUHS’ credits are expressed in a quarter unit; one-quarter unit normally represents no less than one hour of class work and two or more hours of outside study per week for one quarter. One and one-half (1 ½) quarter units are equivalent to one (1) semester unit, and one (1) quarter unit is equivalent to 2/3 of a semester unit.

Quarter Breaks

After the completion of the final exams on the 11 weeks of each quarter, a break is given in between quarters for a minimum of one (1) week to a maximum of two (2) weeks long.

Definition of Quarter Credit Unit

One (1) quarter credit hour equals 10 hours of lecture, 20 hours of laboratory work and 30 hours of externship/field instruction. One hour lecture consists of a 10-minute break.

GRADING SCALE

All courses require a minimum passing grade of B or higher.

APPLICATION DEADLINES (After the deadline, applications may still be accepted depending on the seat availability.)

MSN PROGRAM PROGRESSION

  1. Progression within a course, from course to course and level to level is governed by the general faculty in concert with the Director of Advanced Practice Nursing.  Student is responsible for completing courses at the designed class level before going onto the next class level.
  2. Faculty may review a student’s record on the basis of classroom and/or clinical performance, professionalism, attendance or tardiness. The Director may choose to put the student on probation, make conditional requirements, and/or dismiss the student. The Director in concert with the Faculty will give a letter to the student stating the action of the Faculty.  Appeal of this action by student is made to Director.
  3. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the program.

A grade of “B” or better must be achieved in all courses. A student receiving a grade below a “B” in any course is considered to have failed that course. Student then must remediate and pass that course

  1. Student is only permitted to fail one course in the process of completing the MSN program.  Student may retake the failed course(s).  If the student failed the second repeated course after retaking, the student may not continue in the program.
  2. Student may not drop a course to avoid receiving a failing grade.  Student must seek counsel from the faculty or the Director before dropping a course.

Nursing Education

 Q 1 Credits
 GN 500 – Theoretical Concepts and Trends in Advanced Practice Nursing  5
 GN 501 – Advanced Pathophysiology  5
 Q 2 Credits
 GN 502 – Advanced Pharmacology  5
 GN 503 – Leadership, Ethics and Interprofessional Collaboration for Advanced Practice  5
 GN 506 – Global Health, Culture and Health Policy for the Advanced Practice Nurse  5
 Q 3 Credits
 GN 504 – Advanced Physical Assessment  5
 GN 505 – Information Technology and Tools for Healthcare Improvement  5
 GN 507 – Research and Evidence Based Practice in Advanced Practice  5
 Q 4 Credits
 GN 530 -Foundations of Professional Roles & Responsibilities of Nurse Educators  5
 GN 531 – Curriculum Design in Nursing  5
 GN 532 – Innovative Strategies in Nursing Education  5
 Q 5 Credits
 GN 533 – Evaluation Strategies and Methods for Nursing  5
 GN 696 – Capstone  5

Nursing Nursing Administration Leadership and Management

 Q 1 Credits
 GN 500 – Theoretical Concepts and Trends in Advanced Practice Nursing  5
 GN 501 – Advanced Pathophysiology  5
 Q 2 Credits
 GN 502 – Advanced Pharmacology  5
 GN 503 – Leadership, Ethics and Interprofessional Collaboration for Advanced Practice  5
 GN 506 – Global Health, Culture and Health Policy for the Advanced Practice Nurse  5
 Q 3 Credits
 GN 504 – Advanced Physical Assessment  5
 GN 505 – Information Technology and Tools for Healthcare Improvement  5
 GN 507 – Research and Evidence Based Practice in Advanced Practice  5
 Q 4 Credits
 GN 520 – Advanced Nursing Leadership  5
 GN 521 – Organizational Behavior in Healthcare  5
 GN 522 – Healthcare Financial Management & Economics  5
 Q 5 Credits
 GN 523 – Analysis and Application of Admin. Strategies in Nursing  5
 GN 696 – Capstone  5

Family Nurse Practitioner - Family/Individual Across the Lifespan

 Q 1 Credits
 GN 500 – Theoretical Concepts and Trends in Advanced Practice Nursing  5
 GN 501 – Advanced Pathophysiology  5
 Q 2 Credits
 GN 502 – Advanced Pharmacology  5
 GN 503 – Leadership, Ethics Interprofessional Collaboration for Advanced Practice  5
 GN 506 – Global Health, Culture Health Policy for the Advanced Practice Nurse  5
 Q 3 Credits
 GN 504 – Advanced Physical Assessment  5
 GN 505 – Information Technology and Tools for Healthcare Improvement  5
 GN 507 – Research and Evidence Based Practice in Advanced Practice  5
 Q 4 Credits
 GN 540 – Care of the Family I / Pediatrics and Women’s Health  5
 GN 540L – Care of the Family I / Pediatrics and Women’s Health Clinical  5
 GN 541 – Primary Care of the Pediatrics patient in Advance  Practice Part 1  2.5
 GN 541L- Primary Care of the Pediatrics Patient in Advance Practice Part 1  2.5
 Q 5 Credits
 GN 541- Primary Care of the Advanced Practice Part 2  2.5
 GN 541L – Primary Care of the Advanced Practice  Part 2  2.5
GN 542 Primary CAre in Women’s Health in Advanced Practice  5
GN 542L Primary CAre in Women’s Health in Advanced Practice  5
 Q 6 Credits
 GN 543 – Primary Care in Family Health  5
 GN 543L – Primary Care in Health in Advanced Practice-Clinical  5
 GN 696 – Capstone  5