School of Nursing Degree Programs
The mission of the Graduate Nursing Program is to provide advanced knowledge, intellectual skills, and clinical competencies for specialization in nursing practice.
Family Nurse Practitioner Program
The Family Nurse Practitioner Program is a 21 month (or five semester) course of full time study, requiring 43 graduate credit hours for completion of a Master of Science in Nursing degree. Classroom activities occur on campus on Mondays each week; planned clinical experiences may occur in the learner’s geographic area. The mission of the FNP Program is to prepare graduates to deliver primary health care to individuals, families, and aggregates with a particular focus on the promotion of wellness and disease prevention for clients in underserved rural and community areas.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program is a 21 month (five semester) course of full time study, requiring 43 graduate credit hours for completion of a Master of Science in Nursing degree. The mission of the PNP Program is to prepare graduates to deliver primary health care in school based clinics, private pediatric practices and public health pediatric practice sites across the state to provide quality health interventions for infants, toddlers, school aged children and adolescents.
Nurse Educator Program
The Nurse Educator program is a full time, 21 month curriculum leading to a Master of Science in Nursing degree. Classes occur one day per week with online class activities as well. NE students may choose their clinical focus for either Adult/Geriatric or Maternal/Child Health nursing.
Post Master’s Certificate Programs
Post master’s certificate programs are available for applicants who hold an earned master’s degree in nursing and desire to pursue education leading to an advanced practice nursing role.