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Master of Science in Nursing

The Alverno College MSN

Our MSN program provides the opportunity for in-depth study of advanced practice nursing within today’s complex healthcare systems; the nature of human development in social, cultural and practical or experiential contexts; and the processes of practice-based inquiry. Our program also prepares you for doctoral work.

 

Program Tracks

The MSN graduate program is designed for baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses interested in becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Family Nurse Practitioner

This program is for those interested in specializing in the highest need and broadest population – primary care of individuals and families.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

This program teaches how to work collaboratively with other mental health professionals to integrate assessment, pharmacological treatment and therapy for a wide spectrum of patients.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

This program is designed for registered nurses interested in becoming Clinical Nurse Specialists in select specialty areas.

 

Post-Master's Certificates

The Post-Master's Nurse Educator Certificate is available for students who hold a master's degree in nursing. The program consists of 3 courses, for a total of 9 credits. Courses will meet in a convenient hybrid classroom/online format. Please contact your Admissions Counselor for more information.

 

Practicum Hours

The MSN program requires 665 practicum hours for each program track (Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist).

 

Timeframe: Our schedule meets your schedule

Alverno’s MSN meets every-other-weekend (Friday night or Saturday), eight weekends a semester. A second section of some classes are also offered during weekday evening schedules.

Full-time students can complete the degree in as few as five semesters. Part-time students can complete the degree in as few as seven semesters.