Graduates of the Master of Science in Nursing degree are prepared for advanced professional practice as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) or nurse practitioner (NP), have the foundation for doctoral study, and are prepared for life-long learning and continued professional development. Clinical nurse specialist graduates are also prepared as nurse educators (NE). Students in the CNS/NE program select a specialty area from among (1) Adult Medical-Surgical, (2) Community/Family Health, or (3) Adult Psychiatric Mental Health. The NP program focuses on primary health care; students select a specialty area from among (1) Adult, (2) Family, or (3) Psychiatric Mental Health. Graduates of both programs are academically qualified to take the appropriate American Nurses Credentialing Center advanced practice certification examination. Full-time and part-time schedules are available for both programs.
The UCA MSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and appro