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College of Nursing

Master of Nursing

Program Overview

The College of Nursing offers two programs leading to the Master of Nursing (MN) degree: Course-Based and Thesis.  

A student completing the MN program will be able to:

  • articulate perspectives on nursing
  • critique, utilize and contribute to theoretical and empirical knowledge bases for nursing
  • develop, implement and evaluate strategies for advanced nursing practice at the client and system level; and
  • demonstrate leadership skills needed to influence change.

Graduates will be able to assume:

  • leadership/advanced practice roles in health care
  • educator roles in service and educational institutions
  • research roles in terms of generation and utilization of nursing knowledge; and
  • further study at the doctoral level.

The Master of Nursing programs prepare nurses with advanced clinical knowledge and expertise.

Course-Based Master's Program

Course-based students are required to take 24 credit units of coursework. Courses are designed so students can complete them in one calendar year and are delivered using a combination of synchronous or asynchronous and in person or distance learning.

Thesis Master's Program

Thesis students are required to take 15 credit units of coursework, in addition to their thesis. Courses are designed so students can complete them in one calendar year.