Graduate Programs in Nursing
Society has a tremendous need today for highly skilled, advanced practice nurses. The University of Scranton's CCNE-accredited Master of Science degree in nursing program provides registered nurses with the knowledge and clinical skills necessary to perform this advanced practice role. You may choose from three areas of specialization---family nurse practitioner (FNP), adult health nursing (AH) or nurse anesthetist (NA). Graduates of the FNP track are eligible for certification through the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, as well as through the American Nurses' Credentialing Center and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Graduates of the AH track are eligible for certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Graduates of the NA track are eligible for certification through the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists. We also offer a Master of Science degree in nursing for certified advanced practice nurses (CRNA, CRNP, CNM), and a Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Program.
Graduate Programs in Nursing
Adult Health The AH track is designed to prepare registered nurses who wish to develop advanced competencies in adult nursing practice. The curriculum emphasizes the development of adult health nursing clinical expertise based on an in-depth understanding of nursing practice and theory. In addition to the adult health clinical focus, students also select an area of concentration in case management, forensics, or nursing education.
Nurse Anesthetist--- The NA track prepares nurses to develop advanced clinical skills and strategies in the area of nurse anesthesia. This option is a 60-credit program. If you are a registered nurse who already has a master's degree in nursing you can take our 48-credit certificate program to become a nurse anesthetist.
Master's Degree for Certified Advanced Practice Nurses-- The master's completion track will enable the certificate prepared advanced practice nurse (CRNP, CNM, CRNA) to acquire a theoretical perspective important for advanced practice. This option requires 21 credits of course work at the University and will award 21 validation credits for previous advanced practice nursing preparation. Applicants must be certified and have practiced at least 1000 hours in the advanced practice role within the previous five years.
Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Program & Undergraduate nursing students who meet the academic requirements may be eligible to be accepted and enrolled in a combined baccalaureate and master's degree program. Such a program allows for the counting of up to 12 credits of graduate course work toward both the baccalaureate degree and the master's degree.
Certificates for Family Nurse Practitioner & Nurse Anesthesia
If you do not meet these requirements, you may be admitted on the condition that you complete the appropriate coursework and work experience in addition to your graduate-level courses.
To be considered for graduate admission, please submit:
Requirements for Graduation
Virtual Public Information Session
Core Courses & required of all graduate nursing
Specialty Courses Family Nurse Practitioner Option
Specialty Courses Adult Health Option
Nursing Education Concentration
Specialty Courses Nurse Anesthetist Option
*Certificate curriculum for FNP and NA options
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