Master of Science in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is built upon the baccalaureate degree with an upper-division focus in nursing and emphasizes research, theory, and practice. The graduate program in nursing offers eight areas of emphasis:

  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Executive Nurse Leader
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Dual Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Dual Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Health Care Informatics
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

All specialties share a common core of knowledge and each is designed to prepare a graduate nurse in the respective area. The purpose of the program is to provide leadership preparation that will enable the graduate to assume a significant role in nursing and health care delivery.

There are also several MSN options available. The options include a Nursing Education Option, a Latino Health Care Option, and a Mind-Body-Spirit Health Care Option.