The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) prepares students for leadership roles in nursing. The goal of the MSN program is to educate nurses who can synthesize knowledge and demonstrate behaviors of advanced preparation. Each graduate will demonstrate critical thinking and decision-making skills in evaluating health and illness in selected populations. Graduates will operationalize a conceptual framework related to practice.
The Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program builds upon the competences achieved in the MSN, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) program, and provides an option for achievement of the national standards (set by the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN) and other national nursing organizations) for the practice doctorate.