The Master of Nursing Degree is a specialized professional degree similar to others offered in the LSU System. The total number of credits for the degree is between 38 and 46 semester hours. Students may attend full or part time. A curriculum plan is designed by the student and faculty advisor in accordance with the student's educational goals and interests. Core courses are required of students regardless of selected area of nursing focus. The structure and content of the curriculum are based on the rationale that theory provides the conceptual basis for nursing practice. Courses are arranged so that theory and practice are presented concurrently. Courses are classified under four major headings: Core, Nursing Focus, Support Area and Electives.
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