The Master of Science in Nursing degree is designed to prepare nurses for advanced practice in clinical Nursing, or Systems/Populations Nursing. Active concentrations in Advanced Clinical Practice include Family Nurse Practitioner Across the Lifespan and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Concentrations in Systems/Population include Community/Public Health Nursing, Nurse Administrator, and Nurse Educator. Students apply to all graduate and post graduate APRN certificate programs through the Graduate School.
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is the terminal practice degree in Nursing. This degree builds upon the student’s current knowledge of clinical practice, and will prepare students to practice at the highest clinical level and provide leadership in our dynamic healthcare systems. The DNP program will facilitate and enhance students’ engagement in clinical inquiry, scholarship, policy, and innovation in healthcare. Following completion of the DNP program, graduates will analyze systems of care and provide transformational leadership to improve patient safety and quality of care as well as implement evidence-based, culturally competent care practices.