Organizing Framework

The organizing curriculum framework for the MSN program is derived from the mission, vision, and goals of Berkeley College and the objectives of the MSN program.

The organizing framework consists of interrelated concepts that guide the curriculum throughout the program. They include the metaparadigm concepts of nursing, patient, health, and environment supported by the integrating concepts of context and environment, knowledge and science, personal/professional development, quality and safety, relationship-centered care, and teamwork.

The organizing curriculum framework for the MSN program is divided into two (2) major components: Core Knowledge and Population/Specialization.

These two components include Global Health Systems, Health/Illness Management, Evidence-Based Practice, Scholarship & Research, and Professional Nursing; aligned with Ethics, Communication & Collaboration, Quality & Safety, Technology, Decision Making Process, and Cultural Competence.

Core Knowledge courses (NUR5000, NUR5005) are required courses for all MSN students.

Population/Specialization courses across the lifespan have been designed specifically for students enrolled in the Family Nurse Practitioner program enabling them to provide a wide range of preventive and acute health care services to patients.