Ph.D.; DNP, ACNP; Critical Care CNS, Family NP; Pediatric NP; Geriatric NP; Pediatric NP, Psychiatric-Mental He, M.S.N.;
The MSN and Post-master's programs offered are designed to prepare advanced practice nurses capable of providing expert clinical practice, assessment of outcomes, research, teaching, collaboration, and consultation within nursing and health care systems serving diverse populations. These nurses will be able to function in a variety of roles, including clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner, nurse educator and nurse administrator.
Courses are offered in ways to enable to working nurse to pursue graduate study. Two MSN programs are offered via distance learning (Community and Public Health Leadership, and in Health Systems Management), as well as a post-Masters Certificate leading to Geriatric Nurse Practitioner preparation. All other MSN classes are on Thursdays or Fridays.
We believe the scholarly achievement in nursing is accomplished through a spirit of free inquiry directed toward a better understanding of human existence, especially in relation to health and illness. Operating within this philosophy, the PhD program is designed to prepare scholars who will advance nursing knowledge through participation in the study of particular phenomena and in the identification of central domains related to these phenomena. PhD graduates are prepared to engage in continuing scholarship and research which both contributes to the knowledge base of the discipline of nursing and addresses bio-ethical issues in nursing and health care. Doctoral courses are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Commission for Collegiatr Nurse Education (CCNE), Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) ; Virginia Board of Nursing
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL or IELTS examination
International credentials should also be evaluated by an international evaluation service.
International applicants should have an American RN license at the time of enrollment.
Facts & Figures
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Small Suburb
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999