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School of Nursing


The department offers an CCNE accredited program that leads to a Master of Science degree in Nursing. The purpose of the program is to prepare nurses for advanced practice in the functional roles of primary care nurse practioner and clinical nurse specialist/nursing educator. Each graduate of the master's in nursing program must demonstrate advanced knowledge and skill in physical diagnosis, psychological assessment, and management of health-illness needs in complex client and community systems. The program provides a foundation for doctoral study in nursing.

Clinical Options

Students select a functional role of either primary care nurse practioner or clinical nurse specialist/nursing educator. Any nursing class in the role specialization options area may be cancelled because of insufficient enrollment.

For specific program information please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook.

Family Nurse Practitioner

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Educator