Master of Science in Nursing (Post RN) Program
This program is designed for licensed, registered nurses to become advanced practice nurses (APN) as a nurse practitioner (NP).
The intensive, flexible program:
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
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 for the MS Post-RN.
The application deadline is June 1, 2017 for all tracks except Veteran-Centric Adult-Gerontology Primary Care. The application deadline for Veteran-Centric Adult-Gerontology Primary Care is June 15, 2017. However, applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis beyond the deadline.
Advanced practice specialty options for the Master of Science in Nursing (Post-RN) program
In this program you have the option of eight specialties as a nurse practitioner. You choose a specialty when you apply.
Nurse Practitioner Program Tracks
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
- Veteran-Centric Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
- Women's Health
- Psychiatric/Mental Health Lifespan
- Dual Adult-Gerontology/Women’s Health
Upon completing the program, you will be prepared to take the advanced practice certification exam for your chosen specialty. Read more on licensing and careers.
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.