Master of Nursing Science

WELCOME

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), pediatrics, women’s health/gender related and psychiatric mental health.

WHAT YOU LEARN

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)

IMPORTANT NOTE:

The College of Nursing (CON) will gradually reduce the number of students admitted to the Master of Nursing Science (MNSc) nurse practitioner specialties beginning in the fall of 2017, with the last spring admission to the MNSc nurse practitioner specialties in spring 2019.

The Nursing Administration Master’s specialty will continue to admit in the fall and spring semesters. The MNSc Nursing Administration specialty application deadlines will be February 1st (for fall admission) and September 1st (for spring admission) each year. Students who choose Nursing Administration are not eligible to complete the nurse practitioner focused Post-BSN to DNP program.

Master of Nursing Science Program

Masters Specialty (Fall Start)Application DeadlineFall (August) Start
Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse PractitionerFebruary 1stFall 2018 is the last fall entry for master’s students in this specialty.
Family Nurse PractitionerFebruary 1stFall 2018 is the last fall entry for master’s students in this specialty.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse PractitionerFebruary 1stFall 2018 is the last fall entry for master’s students in this specialty.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary CareFebruary 1stFall 2018 is the last fall entry for master’s students in this specialty.
Nursing AdministrationFebruary 1stClasses for new master’s students begin each August
Masters Specialty (Spring Start)Application DeadlineSpring (January) Start
Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner*September 1stSpring 2019 is the last spring entry for master’s students in this specialty.
Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse PractitionerSeptember 1stClasses for new master’s students in this specialty begin each January
Family Nurse PractitionerSeptember 1stClasses for new master’s students in this specialty begin each January
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse PractitionerSeptember 1stClasses for new master’s students in this specialty begin each January
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary CareSeptember 1stClasses for new master’s students in this specialty begin each January
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Acute Care^September 1stClasses for new master’s students in this specialty begin each January
Nursing AdministrationSeptember 1stClasses for new master’s students in this specialty begin each January

Note: Students in the MNSc

* The last admission to the master’s Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP specialty is Spring 2019. Thereafter the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP Specialty will be offered in the DNP only.

^ Admission to the master’s Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care specialty will be for spring start only.

Not sure about which specialty you are interested in?  Check out info and videos about each of our specialties at the button below.

Contact

Teresa WhitedTeresa Whited, DNP, RN, APRN-CNP, CPCP-PC
Director of MNSc Programs
Phone: (501) 526-5890
Email: TMWhited@uams.edu