The traditional Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program is available to well-qualified students with current RN licensure, and who have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or an associate degree in nursing with a bachelor’s degree in another discipline.
The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PCNP) track prepares graduates to provide direct care to individuals and families. Four advanced practice nurse practitioner specialties are offered:
Graduates are prepared for independent and collaborative decision-making in disease prevention, health promotion and maintenance, physical and psychosocial assessment, and management of health and illness. Students in each of the primary care specialties have the opportunity to develop the nurse practitioner role in under-served and community-based settings.
The Advanced Community Public Health Nursing track prepares nurses to collaborate with community and organizational members and leaders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health programs for vulnerable populations. The specialty is designed to improve the health of communities and populations at risk by providing nurses with knowledge and skills in community and public health nursing, health promotion and illness prevention, program development, research, and consultation.
Additional Criteria for MSN Applicants:
In addition to the general requirements above, applicants to the traditional MSN degree program need:
After applications are reviewed, selected applicants will be invited for an interview with faculty.