Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Graduate nursing education broadens the scope of practice and provides for the acquisition of expertise in an area of specialization. Students prepare for leadership roles in advanced specialty practice, nursing leadership and organizational management.
A doctoral-level graduate program with five tracks is available: the adult-gerontology nurse practitioner track, the family nurse practitioner track, the nurse anesthesia track, and the care of populations and nurse anesthesia tracks as part of the post-master's DNP. The graduate program has applied for accreditation from the CCNE.
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
The master of science in nursing program broadens the scope of practice and provides for the acquisition of expertise in an area of specialization as either family nurse practitioners or adult-gerontology nurse practitioners. This education is directed toward preparing students to manage clients of diverse cultural backgrounds in various multidisciplinary settings and promotes traditional as well as complementary approaches appropriate to client care.