Nursing offers two programs specifically designed for working registered nurses. Both programs are grounded in respect for the clinical expertise that students bring into their studies. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing provides an opportunity for registered nurses with an associate degree or hospital diploma to prepare themselves for positions in community health, management, graduate school or for enriching their own nursing practice within the health care system. This program offers a foundation in nursing science, critical thinking, oral and written communication and professional practice. The program provides additional clinical experience in family and community settings and prepares professional nurses to be active participants and leaders in the changing health care environment.
The Master of Nursing is an advanced nursing program that prepares graduates for population-focused leadership roles across a variety of settings. A cohort of professional nurses is admitted each fall to attend courses on a part-time basis on Fridays for a period of seven quarters. Coursework includes philosophy and theoretical foundations for advanced practice, leadership, policy, program development and diversity in the workplace.