School of Nursing Students

Academic Programs

Bachelor of Science: Nursing Prelicensure

The purpose of this baccalaureate program is to prepare a generalist who possesses the knowledge, skills, and attitudes with which to practice family-centered professional nursing in a variety of current and emerging health care delivery systems. In addition, the program is designed to provide a foundation for graduate nursing education. Through interactions with patients--individual persons, families and communities--and other health care professionals, nursing graduates will contribute toward meeting the wide-ranging health care needs of the region, state, and the larger community.

Bachelor of Science: RN to BS

The purpose of this baccalaureate program is to prepare a generalist who possesses the knowledge, skills, and attitudes with which to practice family-centered professional nursing in a variety of current and emerging health care delivery systems. In addition, the program is designed to provide a foundation for graduate nursing education. Through interactions with clients--individual persons, families and communities--and other health care professionals, nursing graduates will contribute toward meeting the wide-ranging needs of the region, state, and the larger community.

Bachelor of Science: Clinical Research

The purpose of this baccalaureate program is to prepare individuals to participate in the science and business of developing health care products, such as drugs, biologics, and devices. This non-nursing degree focuses on the numerous requirements and positions involved with biopharmaceutical and device development including protocol development, scientific writing, data managment, clinical monitoring, medical monitoring, regulatory affairs, clinical quality compliance and pharmaceutical marketing.

Community Health Nursing Student with Vital SimMaster of Science: Family Nurse Practitioner

The purpose of this Master of Science program is to prepare an advanced practice generalist who possesses knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide community focused primary care for culturally diverse families in rural or medically underserved areas. This includes advanced theory and clinical education emphasizing: Primary health across the life span for underserved rural or urban populations and High quality, cost-effective, unique health care that results in a high level of patient satisfaction.

Master of Science: Clinical Research and Product Development

The purpose of this Master of Science degree is to prepare individuals to participate in the science and business of developing health care products and protocols, from discovery to market and human utilization. Particular emphasis is placed on clinical research as it pertains to biopharmaceutical and device development. The program has two concentrations: Clinical Research Management, and Regulatory Affairs and Compliance.

Post Master Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner

The purpose of the post-master’s certificate program is to prepare nurses who already possess an earned Master of Science degree in nursing for a career as a Family Nurse Practitioner. The program of study will be tailored individually for current nurse practitioners who want the FNP certificate.

Post Master Certification: Nurse Educator

The purpose of the post-master’s certification program is to prepare qualified nurse educators in the proper use of nursing education theory. The curriculum allows for a balance between the theoretical, evaluative and information technology advances in nursing education with practical aspects of a nurse educator practicum to enhance the advanced practice role.


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