Graduate Areas of Study | School of Nursing
The Master of Science, Advanced Practice Nursing Program educates professional nurses for advanced practice in nursing either as clinical nurse specialists in adult nursing, adult/gerontological nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners (family or adult). The program provides a foundation for doctoral study in nursing. Students can opt for a dual track of study by adding a gerontological specialization to any of the advanced practice tracks.
The DNP program is based on The Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice curriculum guidelines (AACN, 2006), and reflects a multidisciplinary design incorporating appropriate graduate level courses from other disciplines. Offered in an on-campus B.S. to DNP and an online Post-master's DNP format.
The nursing informatics certificate provides nurses with a background in the emerging area of healthcare informatics. This 100% online program focuses on techniques and practices to make patient information readily available at the point of care. The curriculum offers an in-depth study of computerized health information systems, knowledge management, consumer healthcare, and data management and other informatics.