Master’s Programs

These graduate programs at the School of Nursing are geared toward prospective students who have broad academic interests in an MS-Nursing degree. We offer an on-campus Entry to Nursing Program, as well as a number of distance-based, online master’s programs that blend asynchronous and synchronous weekly learning experiences with in-person, hands-on experiences to prepare students for their advanced practice specialty roles

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Master of Science Entry to Nursing Program (MS-EN)

The Master of Science Entry to Nursing Program (MS-EN) is a five-semester direct-entry program that prepares students with bachelor’s degrees in other fields for clinical nursing careers. This revised Master of Science Entry to Nursing Program, opening in 2024, builds on the humanities and sciences using reflection and experiential learning. The program revision is based on nearly two decades of success with students from other careers preparing for clinical nursing in our current complex health care systems.

Learn more about the MS-EN program
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Master of Science Entry to Nursing Practice Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Program

The School of Nursing’s current Master of Science Entry to Nursing Practice Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Program is no longer accepting applications and will be replaced in 2024 by the Master of Science Entry to Nursing Practice (MS-EN) described above.

Go to the MS Entry to Nursing Practice CNL Program Page
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Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP) Program

The distance-based, online master’s in nursing AG-ACNP program prepares students for clinical practice providing care for adult and geriatric patients. Students are empowered to alleviate patient and family suffering and facilitate ethical decision-making in complex care settings.

Learn more about the AG-ACNP program
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Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program

The distance-based, online master’s in nursing FNP program prepares students to manage care for individuals and families in primary care settings. Upon graduation, students will have the competencies to assess and manage common acute and chronic illnesses, promote health and wellness, and prevent disease.

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Nurse-Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (NM/WHNP) Program

The distance-based, online master’s in nursing NM/WHNP program prepares students to provide primary care to individuals across the lifespan as well as during the labor, birth and postpartum periods; manage sexual and reproductive health and gynecologic health; provide family planning services and preconception care; and manage the care of newborns up to one month. Midwives provide care for all individuals who seek midwifery care, inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

Learn more about the NM/WHNP program

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Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner (WHNP) Program

The distance-based, online master’s in nursing WHNP program prepares students to provide primary and reproductive care to individuals throughout the lifespan. Students will acquire the clinical competencies to manage the care of an individual’s normal obstetrical and gynecological needs.

Learn more about the WHNP program.