A flexible pathway to advanced nursing practice

Our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed for working nurses who want to further their education and expand their credentials without sacrificing hands-on experience through clinical practice.

This innovative program is designed to accommodate your schedule, as well as your specific academic and career goals. Depending on your area of interest, you can choose between two specialized tracks: adult-gerontology or family nurse practitioner. Within two years of completing your MSN, you have the option of seamlessly transitioning into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program without losing any credits or duplicating any coursework.

Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner

In the adult-gerontology nurse practitioner track, you’ll develop the necessary skills to provide high-quality, cost-effective primary care across the lifespan of adults.

This track can be completed either as a full-time or part-time program, requiring a two- or three-year commitment, respectively. Completion of this track makes you eligible to take a national certification exam for adult-gerontology nurse practitioners.

Family Nurse Practitioner

The family nurse practitioner track prepares you to diagnose and manage most common illnesses for patients of all ages and to assume the responsibility inherent in prescribing medications. After graduation, you’ll be eligible to sit for the national family nurse practitioner certification exam.

This track can be completed either part time or full time and enables students to significantly expand their current roles as nurse leaders in a multitude of career settings and nursing specialties.