Graduate programs ranked in the top 5% among nursing schools
Record 20% male enrollment in the BSN program
Home to 1 of 12 VA Nursing Academies in the U.S.
Featuring 15 graduate specialty programs

Our goal is to ensure our nursing programs are of the highest quality to prepare students to lead, teach, conduct research, and provide and participate in professional service. We want students to succeed, and we put our energy and resources into that goal. Our programs are exceptional in several ways, providing exciting results for our students. To learn more about our academic programs click here.
 
At the baccalaureate level, we offer the basic baccalaureate and the registered nurse mobility route (RN-BSN/MSN) to the baccalaureate or master's degree. The program incorporates the basic building blocks to help students achieve the goal of providing excellence in patient care as well as competencies for success in the 21st century. A Nursing Honors Program is available to qualified students. The program encourages achievement of clinical leadership and research competencies.
 
The Accelerated Master's in Nursing Pathway (AMNP) is designed for students who have earned a degree in a field other than nursing who are not registered nurses. Students in this unique category are eligible for master's level admission to this graduate program once pre-requisite nursing foundation course requirements are met.
 
At the master's level, we offer preparation for primary care nurse practitioners in Adult, Family, Neonatal, Pediatrics, Dual Adult/Gerontology, Dual Adult/Women’s Health, and Psychiatric-Mental Health. The Nurse Practitioner Acute and Continuing Care specialties include Adult, Pediatric, Neonatal, and a Dual Adult/Registered Nurse First Assistant. Students can add secondary specializations to some of the tracks listed above in Occupational Health. In addition, we offer tracks to prepare Nurse Administrators and Nursing Informatics specialists for health care systems. Most of our tracks are available on-line. There are opportunities to design an individual plan of study leading to an MSN. Additionally, we offer dual degrees within our various options with the School of Public Health. Our programs have strong interdisciplinary linkages and we have many opportunities for study with other disciplines.
 
At the doctoral level, we offer a research-intensive PhD program and a practice focused DNP program. The PhD program admits students for study either at the post-baccalaureate or master's level; the DNP program currently only offers admission at the post-master's level. Students who desire nurse educator preparation may do so with a specially designed program in conjunction with a master's level or doctoral level program.
 
Please explore our web pages for the exciting career and developmental opportunities that we offer. Contact us using the links provided in the pages and we will be happy to speak with you about specific options.
 
 
Sincerely,
 

Linda Moneyham, PhD, RN, FAAN
Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor