Bachelor of Science (traditional)
A baccalaureate program in nursing is designed to prepare you to become a professional registered nurse. This program is organized into a basic 4-year program.
Bachelor of Science (RN to BS)*
This program is designed for registered nurses with an Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing who wish to complete their baccalaureate degree. The College of Nursing has designed an accelerated program that recognizes the academic credits from the student’s basic program.
*The College of Nursing is in the process of developing an online RN to BS program. The program is in its final stages of approval and is expected to launch Summer 2015. More information will be available soon.
Master of Science
Specializations available in:
- Advanced Practice (Adult-Gerontology, Family, or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
- Post M.S. to DNP (Master of Science in Nursing degree required)
- Post B.S. to DNP (Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree required)
The Doctorate of Nursing Practice program prepares advanced practice nurses at the highest level for clinical practice. It prepares clinicians capable of translating scientific findings, evaluating outcomes and programs, producing clinical scholarship, and transforming health care systems and policies.
Doctor of Philosophy
The purpose of the Ph.D. program is to prepare nurse scholars and researchers capable of advancing nursing knowledge through the development and testing of nursing theory and the conduct of research in clinical practice.
Nurses who have completed a Master’s Degree may choose additional preparation in Education, Administration, or in advanced practice specializing in Family Nurse Practitioner or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
Students are encouraged to take courses and participate in research studies associated with Thanatology to provide an understanding of death, dying, and grief.