M.S. in Nursing Program Description

Graduate study in nursing at the master’s level prepares students for advanced nursing practice and provides the foundation for doctoral study.  Study at the M.S. in Nursing level builds upon and expands the knowledge and skills acquired in a baccalaureate degree program in nursing or the prelicensure courses of the Graduate Entry option.  The primary goal of the M.S. in Nursing program is to prepare graduates who function in specialized roles.

Evidence based practice (EBP) is an integral part of the program.  Students learn about the research process and translation to EBP, theory for advanced practice, role theory and function, and ways to validate and use EBP in their practice.

Students and faculty participate in planning learning experiences that help students continue to grow as professionals.  The focus of the program is on the acquisition of knowledge, values, and skills used in advanced practice roles.