To earn an MS, students must complete 48 credits. Nurse practitioner students must complete a minimum of 600 clinical hours; nurse specialist students must complete a minimum of 500 hours. Graduates are eligible to take national certification exams in their specialty area.
Students will attend both online and classroom courses. Students may be able to attend full-time (on a space available basis) over four semesters and graduate in two years or part-time over six to seven semesters and graduate in three to four years.
The program's capstone experience is a scholarly project that may include a paper of publishable quality, a quality improvement project, or other types of service learning projects.
All students develop a plan of study with their faculty advisor.