The College of Graduate Nursing Programs
ADN to MSN program is for the Associate Degree Nurse who has their RN license and wishes to advance their professional career with an MSN that embraces an administrative or clinical focus with either the Health Systems Leadership - Administrative Nurse Leader (ANL), Health Systems Leadership - Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Ambulatory Care (AMB), or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track. Full-time and extended track options are available.
The Master of Science in Nursing Entry (MSN-E) program offers a pathway for applicants with baccalaureate degrees in other fields to obtain RN licensure and then continue with graduate courses to obtain a Master of Science in Nursing degree. This program of study offers an alternative for students who would have had to complete either an Associate Degree in Nursing at a community college or obtain a second bachelor's degree to achieve registered nurse licensure.
This graduate program provides a bachelor s prepared nurse with the latest knowledge and applied skills to be an effective leader in today's complex healthcare environment. Today's health care systems require nurse leaders who can integrate experience, knowledge, research and technology to effectively work within an interprofessional team. Core courses in leadership, information technology, accounting and finance, organizational theory, and management apply to all work settings. Completion of this program meets the educational qualifications for certification as a nurse administrator. Full-time and extended track options are available.
This program is designed for bachelor's prepared Registered Nurses interested in obtaining advanced clinical skills and leadership skills for the health care setting. Core courses in leadership, information technology, accounting and finance, organizational theory, and management apply to all work settings. This program combines the flexibility of on-line learning with seminar weekends to facilitate graduate education for professional nurses. Full-time and extended track options are available.
Western University's integrated Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner program provides comprehensive preparation for baccalaureate-prepared nurses who are looking for career mobility in today's healthcare environment. Full-time students can complete the program in two years and a part-time option is three years. Full-time and extended track options are available.
Western University's Post-Master Family Nurse Practitioner program is for nursing professionals who have an MSN. Full-time students complete the program in one year. To provide maximum scheduling and pacing flexibility while eliminating the need to commute daily to campus, the College of Graduate Nursing uses a combination of self-directed learning activities, collaborative projects, and intensive weekend seminars. Full-time and extended track options are available.
Western University's Master of Science Degree in Nursing is designed for the experienced nurse who already has a BSN degree and certification as a family or specialty nurse practitioner. Full-time students can complete the program in one year. Full-time and extended track options are available.
Western University's DNP program provides comprehensive preparation for nursing at the highest level of practice. The practice doctorate is firmly established as the terminal degree in nursing practice. The DNP prepares students for the expanding role, functions and needs of future practice. Transforming health care delivery recognizes the critical need for clinicians to design, evaluate, and continuously improve the context in which care is delivered. Nurses prepared at the practice doctoral level with a blend of clinical, organizational, economic, and leadership skills, will be able to significantly impact health care outcomes. DNP graduates will practice in diverse leadership roles in a variety of settings, designing the future health care system, managing population-based and clinical quality initiatives, as executives of healthcare organizations, as directors of clinical programs, and as faculty responsible for nursing educational program delivery and clinical teaching. Full-time and extended track options are available.