Master of Science in Nursing - General Information

The UCA Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program is designed for a working Registered Nurse (RNs) with a baccalaureate degree in nursing. All MSN courses are offered online with periodic visits to the Conway campus required for each course (see On-Campus Dates tab). Each track meets the professional standards for that role preparation.

 

Primary Care Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Track - is for the graduate student who seeks to become a Nurse Practitioner (NP) specializing in the area of adult/older adult healthcare in the primary care setting.  The NP is an advanced practice nurse who diagnoses; manages episodic and chronic illness; and promotes health and disease prevention.

Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner Track - is for the graduate student who seeks to become a Nurse Practitioner (NP) specializing in the area of family health, treating individuals across the life span in the primary care setting. The NP is an advanced practice nurse who diagnoses; manages episodic and chronic illness; and promotes health and disease prevention.

Nurse Educator with a Clinical Specialty Track - is for the graduate student who seeks to be an educator in higher education, staff education, or patient education. The student selects a clinical specialty in Community/Family; Geriatrics; Maternal/Newborn/Women's Health; Adult; Pediatrics; and Psychiatric/Mental Health.

Clinical Nurse Leader Track – is for the graduate student who seeks to be prepared in an emerging advanced nursing practice role. The CNL works within a health care system to improve patient care quality and safety at the point of care delivery.  The CNL may work in any health care setting with any patient population.

Post-Master’s Certificate and 2nd MSN Degree Options

These options are available to nurses who already have a graduate degree in nursing and wish to change their career focus by completing one of the above tracks.

Online Tuition & Fees - please see the Student Accounts website for Online Graduate Tuition information www.uca.edu/studentaccounts.

 

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