The Catholic University of America


  The Master of Science in Nursing

M.S.N. programs prepare students for advanced practice nursing roles as nurse practitioners. All specialty program options are designed to enable students to meet the current graduate level educational requirements for the appropriate national certification examinations. Students may follow a full-time or part-time plan of study. 


About the MSN Program

Program Aims, Goals and Objectives

Program Structure


Clinical Placement Memo of Understanding

Nurse Practitioner Specialty Options

The nurse practitioner specialty (population) options meet the nurse practitioner program and curricular guidelines endorsed by the National Task Force on Quality for Nurse Practitioner Education and the American Nurses Credentialing Center, ANCC, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, AANP and the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, PNCB. Program content is congruent with Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Competencies in Specialty Areas. The course sequence provides the theoretical context and the clinical experiences required to practice as a nurse practitioner and to sit for certification in the selected field of advanced practice nursing.