M.S.N. programs prepare students for advanced practice nursing roles as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, advanced community/public health nurse specialists or educators. 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.
Nurse Specialist Specialty Option
- Advanced Public/Community Health Nurse (Not currently accepting applications)
Nurse Practitioner Programs
- Adult - Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: Primary Care or Dual Acute and Primary Care
Master of Science in Nursing
The accrediting body for the Master's program is the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
About the MSN Program
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.