Master of Science
The School of Nursing offers several areas of specialty leading to the Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner credential.
Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Innovations is a non clinical area of study with a leadership/change core and two areas of concentration (Fall applicants only)
- Nursing Informatics
- Nursing Administration
Graduates in the leadership masters have an opportunity to sit for the Nurse Informatics or Nurse Executive credentialing exam. All of the School of Nursing masters programs are offered in a web facilitated format with onsite and online classes.
The Master of Science program is open to registered nurses who wish to continue their education by obtaining an advanced degree.
There are two admission options:
- RNs with a baccalaureate degree in nursing
- RNs prepared at the associate or diploma level who have had outstanding practice experience and professional involvements.
RNs who do not have a baccalaureate degree in nursing must complete additional undergraduate coursework as prerequisites to master’s coursework. The determination of required undergraduate coursework is based on an evaluation of each applicant’s past academic work and on current undergraduate requirements for the baccalaureate in nursing program.