The MSN program is for the registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing or field other than nursing. If you have a bachelor of science in nursing it must be from an accredited program. If you have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing you must complete the National League for Nursing Baccalaureate Achievement Exam (NLNBAE).

The program is 39-45 credits based on your specialization choice of either nursing education or nursing administration or adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner.

You will:

  • Acquire advanced knowledge of current and developing theory, which provides a foundation for advanced nursing practice.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with professionals in other disciplines to assess and meet health needs of society.
  • Prepare for leadership roles in advanced nursing practice, education, administration, and research.
  • Expand knowledge and expertise in selected area of clinical nursing practice.
  • Develop initial competence to conduct individual investigative studies, participate in research programs and utilize research findings
  • Acquire a foundation for doctoral studies