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MSN – Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
College of Health & Pharmacy
Master's

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – 48 CREDITS

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGAC-NP) program provides students with the skills, knowledge and clinical experiences necessary to deliver comprehensive advanced nursing care to acutely ill young adults, older adults and the elderly. Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), this program prepares graduates to sit for the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) certification exam as Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner – Adult Gerontology.

 

 

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Post Master's Certificate in Nursing
College of Health & Pharmacy
Certificate

Our Post-Graduate APRN Certificate programs are designed for Registered Nurses with MSN degrees seeking to develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed to practice in another area of Advanced Practice Nursing. There are two track options: Family Nurse Practitioner or Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Students will engage in clinical experiences that match their specialty area.

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MSN – Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
College of Health & Pharmacy
Master's

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) – 48 CREDITS

The family nurse practitioner (FNP) program is designed for those seeking to provide improved access to family healthcare. This Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accredited program leads to either a Master of Science in nursing degree (48 credit hours) or a post-master’s certificate. Graduates from the MSN-FNP program are eligible to sit for either the American Nurses Credentialling Center (ANCC) or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam. All courses are online or “hybrid” in nature.

Applications are completed through NursingCAS.org.

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Nursing
College of Health & Pharmacy
Bachelor's

The School of Nursing gives special attention to each student. We pride ourselves in knowing our students and helping them to achieve their educational goals. Faculty represent a full range of specialty areas in nursing and most are actively practicing as well as teaching. Our resources include modern nursing laboratories including state-of-the-art simulation equipment and academic electronic health records, supportive clinical partners within regional hospitals and community health-care agencies throughout the state.

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MS – Occupational Therapy
College of Health & Pharmacy
Master's

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
The Occupational Therapy program at Husson University prepares graduate students for this high-growth profession and to incorporate creativity, flexibility and problem solving to assist clients with developing solutions for the challenges they face.

The standard MSOT is for students with a bachelor’s degree while the advanced MSOT is for students with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy. Both programs emphasize research and critical thinking. This method prepares students to practice and contribute to evidence-based practices as practitioners. The program does have some prerequisite requirements.

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Occupational Therapy / Healthcare Administration and Public Health
College of Health & Pharmacy
Bachelor'sMaster's

Occupational therapy education prepares you to work with people of all ages including those who have psychosocial, physical, emotional and developmental challenges that may interfere with living productive and meaningful lives. Occupational therapists work in many clinical and community based settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, clinics, and clients’ homes.

Husson University’s School of Occupational Therapy admits up to 40 first-year undergraduate students annually into the 5-year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science(BS/MS) track. This program consists of 2 years of pre-professional coursework followed by 3 years of professional coursework. Students receive a BS in Healthcare Administration and Public Health at the end of their fourth year of study, and the MS in Occupational Therapy at the completion of the professional program.

A number of clinical experiences are embedded in the professional phase of the program including opportunities to participate in interprofessional activities in the SimLab and the ProBono Clinic. In addition, students complete 120 hours of fieldwork consisting of three Level I clinical fieldwork placements (40 hours total each) and two, 12-week full-time Level II clinical fieldwork placements (40 hours per week).

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PharmD – Pharmacy
College of Health & Pharmacy
Doctorate

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) – 148 Credits

This entry-level professional degree prepares students for licensure as practicing pharmacists. Students are required to complete two years of undergraduate pre-pharmacy coursework before applying. Coursework emphasizes chemical science application, understanding drug actions, basic administrative sciences, patient care and drug therapy, and experiential components.

Applications are completed through PharmCAS.org.

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PharmD – Pharmacy/MBA
College of Health & Pharmacy
Doctorate

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – 30 Credits

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) – 148 Credits

In the dual graduate degree PharmD/MBA program, students receive the education and hands-on skills necessary to pursue competitive management and administrative positions in pharmacy, business, and healthcare.

Applications are completed through PharmCAS.org.

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DPT – Physical Therapy
College of Health & Pharmacy
Doctorate

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) – 115 Credits

The graduate degree DPT program prepares students for clinical practice as a licensed physical therapist. Active learning strategies with integrated clinical experiences promote the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for clinical competence. The program admits students either as freshman entry or after completion of a science related BS degree.

Applications are completed through PTCAS.org

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Physical Therapy / Exercise Science
College of Health & Pharmacy
Bachelor'sDoctorate

Physical Therapy (PT) is a healthcare profession that works to optimize a person’s function and movement. Physical therapists use examination, diagnosis and treatment to correct movement dysfunction; reduce pain resulting from injury, disease or disability; and prevent further movement dysfunction.

Husson offers an accredited Doctorate of Physical Therapy program (DPT) organized in a “3+3” year format. Students entering directly from high school complete three years of pre-professional courses, then progress to the three-year professional phase of the program. Students choosing to enter as a freshman into year one of the program will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science degree at the completion of the fourth-year course requirements.

During the first three years, the pre-professional phase courses in the arts and sciences fulfill Husson’s general education requirement and prepare the students for the three-year professional phase of the program. 

During the three-year professional phase of the program, students take a wide variety of applied science and clinical practice courses. Students enrolled in the professional phase will be required to complete three clinical affiliations, some scheduled over the summer months. When all professional phase requirements are met, students receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).

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DPT – Physical Therapy/MBA
College of Health & Pharmacy
Doctorate

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – 31 Credits

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) – 115 Credits 

The dual graduate degree DPT/MBA program prepares students for careers as licensed physical therapists with the added expertise in pursing private practice ownership, and competitive management/administrative positions.

Applications are completed through PTCAS.org

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MSN – Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
College of Health & Pharmacy
Master's

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN) – 50 CREDITS

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track is a 50-credit, 540 internship-hour degree program that prepares students to deliver high-quality mental health care to patients from pediatric to geriatric age. Courses are delivered online, and students are required to engage in clinical experiences related to this specialty area. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner ANCC Certification Examination.

 

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