The Master of Science in Nursing prepares registered nurses with a Bachelor's degree for advanced nursing practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
The goal of the graduate nursing program is to provide advanced practice professional education. Graduate education in nursing builds upon the undergraduate knowledge base in the natural, social, behavioral and nursing sciences. Graduates are prepared for increasing responsibilities in clinical practice, advocacy and are appreciative and responsive to the healthcare needs of underserved populations.
Degree requirements include completing a culminating experience during the final semester of study. The experience provides an opportunity for the students to synthesize the major learning outcomes of the graduate program.
Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate students attend the same classes as the MS-FNP students, but they do not apply to the University. Instead, they register and pay fees through Extended Education. To check current costs go to the School of Exended Education.