The Master of Nursing Science program prepares nurses as advanced practice registered nurses in the role of a administrator.
What you will 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 that is 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. The MNSc Nursing Administration and Case Management specialty application deadlines will be February 1st (for fall admission) each year. 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
|Specialty (Fall Start)||Application Deadline |
|Fall (August) Start|
|Nursing Administration||Feburary 1st||Classes for new master’s students begin each August|
|Nursing Education||February 1st|
|Nursing Administration||February 1st- Fall||Classes for new master’s students begin each January|
|Nursing Education||February 1st- Fall|
|Case Management||February 1st- Fall||Last Admission to MNSc will be Spring 2021|
|Post-Masters Completion||Application Deadline||Program Start|
|Nursing Administration||February 1st||Spring|
|Nursing Education||February 1st||Spring|
|Case Management||February 1st||Spring|
|Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner||February 1st||Spring|
|Adult-Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner||February 1st||Spring|
|Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner||February 1st||Spring|
|Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care||February 1st||Spring|
|Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Acute Care||February 1st||Spring|
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.
*Post-master’s completion- Master’s degree in Nursing (and already an APRN) Obtaining a second certification in a nurse practitioner specialty area but not another degree. A degree or certificate will not be obtained.