Master of Nursing Science
Welcome to the College of Nursing MNSc Website! The program leading to the Master of Nursing Science (MNSc) degree is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The Master of Nursing Science program prepares nurses as advanced practice registered nurse in the role of a nurse practitioner or administrator. The MNSc program provides a foundation for doctoral study. The advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) is accountable to society in one of six population foci that include family/individuals across the lifespan, adult gerontology, neonatal (not offered), women’s health/gender related and psychiatric mental health. . The advanced practice registered nurse is prepared to (a) provide and manage care of individuals, families, groups, and/or communities; (b) participate in the development and implementation of health care systems that are accessible and responsive to the consumer; (c) use and collaborate in research; (d) develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs; and (e) provide leadership in the profession, the health care sector, and society as a whole.
Graduates are eligible to sit for certification from the following certification bodies:
- American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
- American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
- American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
- National Certification Organization (NCC)
- Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)
Policy for Transfer Between MNSc Specialties
- Transfer from one specialty to another is not permissible in the College of Nursing
- Students who desire to change specialties must apply as a new student. This application will be considered for acceptance with all others in the application cycle.
- This does not apply to students who wish to change tracks within the pediatric specialty only.
- There are no exceptions to this policy.
MNSc Specialty Programs
Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
* Co-acceptance in one of the specialty programs is required.