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College of Nursing


Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

The College of Nursing offers online master's (MSN), certificate of graduate studies (CGS) and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs, including an MSN and Certificate of Graduate Studies in Nursing Administration program.  The PhD program is designed for small cohorts (7-10 students each year) with flexible scheduling and tuition support.  Specific programs prepare nurses for roles as advanced practice nurses, nurse leaders and executives and nurse scientists.

Applications for Summer 2018 for the Doctor of Nursing Practice (Post Master’s Entry) and the Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN-PMHNP) materials has been extended. Application materials for the  DNP – Post Masters Entry are due by February 15, 2018. The application deadline for for the MSN-PMHNP program has been extended until March 1, 2018

Applications for the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and MSN Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) are now open. The deadline for submission of all required application materials is March 1, 2018.

Visit the graduate school application page for more information and application submission.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Post Master Option

Clinical (APRN) - limited to certified APRN students only
Nurse Executive Leader (NEL) -  all master applicants

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)