School Of Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing (Post-RN)


This program is designed for licensed, registered nurses to become advanced practice nurses (APN) as a nurse practitioner (NP).

The intensive, flexible program:

A. Includes an innovative curriculum, the program length depending on the:

  • Degree you hold upon enrollment
  • Specialty you choose
  • Option of full or part-time study

B. Is open to RNs with any of these qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field other than Nursing
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • Nursing Diploma

Note: for RNs with an Associate Degree or Nursing Diploma there is a prerequisite course of study you must complete before matriculation. See application process and requirements.

Advanced practice specialty options for the Master of Science in Nursing (Post-RN) program

In this program you have the option of seven specialties as a nurse practitioner. You choose a specialty when you apply.

Nurse Practitioner Program Tracks

Read more on the roles of Nurse Practitioner and the specialty options for this degree program.

Upon completing the program, you will be prepared to take the advanced practice certification exam for your chosen specialty.

This course of study will hone your critical thinking, diagnostic reasoning, assessment and decision-making skills, preparing you to become a competent, highly skilled, reflective nurse leader in an advanced practice specialty.

See the program's application process and requirements for more details.

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