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Nursing (MSN)

The School of Nursing offers two Master of Science in Nursing programs with several opportunities to specialize based on the students' interests and career goals. The Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) program specifically prepares advanced practice nurses with the needed skills to provide community focused primary health care for families and individuals across the lifespan in rural and urban areas. The Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Educator (MSN-NE) option provides advanced theory and practicum experiences emphasizing nursing education in institutions of higher education for students in a variety of health care education programs.

Both programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. We invite you to explore our programs below to find out more information and to see which program may be a right fit for you.

Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner

The MSN-FNP option prepares advanced practice nurses who possess the knowledge, skill, attitudes, and values to meet the challenges of the 21st Century Health Care Delivery System. The purpose of this MSN program is to prepare an advanced practice professional 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 in Nursing - Nurse Educator

The MSN-NE option is designed to prepare experienced nurses to become well-qualified nurse educators. Our program is student success-centered and 100% online with faculty-guided practica. With the instruction and mentorship of our faculty—experienced nurse educators themselves—you can acquire the necessary tools and knowledge to successfully teach a new generation of nurses. The 33 credit hour curriculum prepares the graduate for full-time educator roles in institutions of higher education or health care service settings.