Department of Nursing


The Department of Nursing offers degrees at the BS, the MS, and at the DNP level. The programs are committed to preparing nurses to deliver culturally sensitive, caring, and competent nursing care to diverse clients in a variety of settings.  Graduates of the baccalaureate, master's and doctor of nursing practice degree programs are encouraged to pursue life-long learning to effect and enhance self-development, professional growth, critical thinking and leadership.

Learn more about each of our programs:

  • BS in Nursing – General
  • BS in Nursing – RN
  • MSN in Adult Gerontology
    The Department of Nursing offers a post-master's certificate in adult gerontology. Students in the post-master's certificate program will complete the necessary theory and practicum course requirements in the track in order to be eligible to sit for the adult gerontology certification examination (American Association of Nurse Practitioners or American Nurses Credentialing Center). The master's degree program is accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • MSN in Administration
  • MSN in Education
  • MSN in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice
Graduates are well prepared for the entry level practice in the role of professional nurse in every healthcare setting, acute or chronic care, in hospitals, the community, or homes. Students are also prepared to continue their nursing education at the MS or doctorate levels.

Department Spotlight


Jessica Couper '16 researched maternal satisfaction with the birthing process, finding that mothers who used midwives achieved more satisfying births than those who used physicians. Her research received widespread recognition, and was the only undergraduate presentation accepted at the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium.