Course: NURS 697. Directed Comprehensive Studies/Exam (1-1)
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing. This course is for students in the Master of Science in Nursing program. It is designed to assess students’ ability to integrate and apply knowledge from the core areas of nursing to a specialty area. The examination serves as a culminating activity, which provides students with the opportunity to synthesize knowledge and experience gained through their master’s program. The course forces students to rise above individual courses to reach a comprehensive understanding of theory and principles of the nursing discipline and their area of specialty; and to use the knowledge gained in individual courses as the foundation from which such comprehensive understanding is reached. This course must be taken during the last semester of the program and is composed of five class sessions of 3 hours each to assist and guide students’ integrative learning and synthesis. May be repeated once for credit.