Graduate students may select a master's degree track depending on career interests and professional development goals. All are targeted to meet specific program outcomes. Tracks range from 39-49 credits, which include core, clinical, role development and elective courses. These tracks include: adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, nurse anesthesia, nursing education and health care administration.
At the master's level, emphasis is placed on both advanced knowledge and role excellence. The program is structured to assist you in assimilating nursing roles, which is critical as you advance to a new career level.
A post-master's certificate program is available to students who already have a master's degree in nursing. These programs allow you to pursue advanced education and additional specialization and to prepare for certification in selected areas including adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, nurse anesthesia, and nursing education. The program may include course work to re-establish a base of knowledge in a particular area as well as courses in advanced practice not included in the applicant's original degree program.