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 RN to MS program is accepting applications for fall 2017 with a Priority Application Deadline of April 1, 2017.  We will continue to accept new applications after April 1, 2017, but only until the class is filled.

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. 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.

Read information about tuition and fees for the RN to MS program and about financial aid available for post-professional programs.

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