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Program Details

The MS in Nursing degree program builds on the already laid foundations provided by previous schooling and improves on a student’s critical thinking skills in addition to the core nursing curriculum. The accredited Nursing program equips working nurses with the flexible means and opportunity to earn a valuable degree to advance in the field.

Specialized courses give students the relevant knowledge, skills, and experience needed to assume leadership positions in areas of nursing administration or nursing education. The broad core courses are supplemented with the focused courses associated with each specific concentration, to give the students the most adequate exposure to critical thinking, problem solving, research, evidence-based practice, communications, and management topics.

Choose from two tracks:

  • Nursing Administration
  • Nursing Education

Graduates of the MS degree are well prepared for a range of leadership roles including nurse manager or educator, manager of clinical operations, project director, administrative consultant, health-policy specialist or a staff development consultant. Graduates can also use the degree program as the foundation for careers in other facets of the healthcare industry in positions that public and private hospitals, government health agencies, and pharmaceutical companies.

Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a nationally accredited (either by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)) undergraduate nursing program.
  • An active license as a registered nurse in your state of practice that is unencumbered.
  • The applicant holds a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college/university/institution in which the primary language of instruction was English.
  • International applicants who are not licensed as registered nurses in the U.S. must achieve a passing score on both the English and nursing sections of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) examination.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater on a 4.00 scale.
  • Undergraduate courses in statistics and research.
  • Graduate testing is not required.

The program ends with a required one-week residency and a graduation ceremony at Norwich University in June.

Accreditation & Licensing

New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)