The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is built upon the baccalaureate degree with an upper-division focus in nursing and emphasizes research, theory, and practice. The graduate program in nursing offers eight specialties: Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Executive Nurse Leader, Clinical Nurse Leader, Health Care Informatics, Dual Adult-Gerontology/Family Nurse Practitioner, Dual Pediatric/Family Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner and Family/Lifespan Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.
All specialties share a common core of knowledge and are designed to prepare a graduate nurse in the respective area. The purpose of the program is to provide leadership preparation that will enable the graduate to assume a significant role in nursing and health care delivery.
There are also several MSN options available. The options include a Nursing Education Option, a Latino Health Care Option, and a Mindy-Body-Spirit Health Care Option.