M.S. in Nursing

There are presently three tracks in the Graduate Nursing Program offering an M.S. in Nursing:

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track is comprised of a 48-credit program of study with 540 practicum hours and prepares students for a career in adult acute care settings. Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to sit for the national board examination for certification as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGAC-NP).

The Family Nurse Practitioner Track is comprised of a 48-credit program of study with 540 practicum hours and prepares students for a career in primary care settings.  Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to sit for the national board examination for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).

The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track is comprised of a 51 credit program of study with 540 practicum hours and prepares students for a variety of roles in both primary care and behavioral health settings.  Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to sit for the national board examination for certification as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) across the lifespan.