Master's/Post-master's Programs

Master's/Post-master's Programs

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 39-55 credits, which include core, clinical, role development and elective courses. These tracks include: adult-gerontology nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, pediatric nurse practitioner, and nursing education.

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, 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.

No matter what your specialty area, our faculty will challenge and mentor you, preparing you for the career you want. We welcome students from around the region, the country and the world.


MSN alumni rank program with high scores

College of Nursing MSN alumni from 2014 and 2015 were surveyed on key satisfaction measures relating to their respective programs through Educational Benchmarking, Inc. (EBI).  EBI is a national standardized survey that is recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to be an important program outcome measure. The program earned high scores.

The MSN program, in the three categories of overall program effectiveness, learning and satisfaction, rated highly, far exceeding six high profile peer schools of nursing in the nation. It had similarly high scores, outpacing peers, when alumni indicated satisfaction with administration and academic advising, quality of curriculum, quality of faculty, instruction and support services.