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), pediatrics, 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)


The Nursing Administration and Case Management  Master’s specialty will admit in the Fall semester only. Students who choose Nursing Administration or Case Management are NOT eligible to complete the nurse practitioner-focused Post-BSN to DNP program.

Master of Nursing Science Program

Nurse Administration

Application Deadline:

Fall Start

Case Management

Application Deadline: July 15th

Fall Start



Donna GulletteContact:

Donna Gullette, PhD, APRN, AGACNP-BC, FAANP

Professor, College of Nursing

Associate Dean for Practice

Director of MNSc Programs

Office 501 526-7801