Program Highlights

Students entering the School of Nursing may earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

There are two options within the BSN program:

  • Traditional BSN Track for students who wish to complete a baccalaureate nursing degree in order to be eligible to take the National Council of State Board of Nursing Licensure Exam in any state in the U.S. to become Registered Professional Nurses (RNs).
  • The online RN-BSN Track for those students who have graduated from an accredited associate degree or diploma school of nursing, who are already Registered Professional Nurses (RNs), and who wish to earn their baccalaureate nursing degree in order to advance their career opportunities.

Master of Science in Nursing

There are two options within the MSN program:

  • The Nurse Educator (NE) Track for RNs who already have their BSN degree.
  • The Master’s Entry into Nursing Practice: Pre-licensure (MENP-PL) Track for individuals (non-nurses) who hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree and are interested in entering the nursing field with their MSN in order to be eligible to take the National Council of State Board of Nursing Licensure Exam in any state in the U.S. to become Registered Professional Nurses (RNs).

Doctor of Nursing Practice

There are four options in the DNP program:

  • BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia is for nurses who hold a bachelor's degree in nursing, have at least one year of adult critical care nursing, and wish to become a nurse anesthetist.
  • BSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner is for nurses who hold a bachelor's degree in nursing with preference given for those with at least one year of clinical experience.
  • MSN to DNP Family Nurse Practitioner is for nurses with a master's degree in nursing and preference given to those with one year of clinical experience.
  • DNP Completion is for advanced practice nurses, including nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, clinical specialists, or nurse anesthetists. This is a terminal practice focused doctorate.

School of Nursing Areas of Study