Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner, NP)

Master of Science in Nursing (Online)

Bridging Your Practice for the Future

No Campus Visits Required

The graduate nursing program builds upon and expands the knowledge, values and skills of the baccalaureate prepared nurse. The College offers three options of advanced study leading to a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

  • Primary Care Adult-Gerontology (Adult/Gero) Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

 

In addition to specialty courses which prepare for expanded clinical roles in adult/gero health,  family health, or psychiatric-mental health; the student gains experience with research, health care policy, nursing theory, clinical problem solving/critical thinking and creativity.

We also offer a Post-Master's Certificate (Nurse Practitioner) program. The post-graduate certificate program builds upon and expands the knowledge, values, and skills of the Master's prepared nurse. The College offers the option of advanced study for Primary Care Nurse Practitioner leading to a Post-Master's Certificate. Learn more about the certificate program. 

Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the MSN program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply theories and scientific evidence to provide holistic care to the individual
  2. Provide leadership within clinical and organizational settings to provide high quality, safe patient care
  3. Apply clinical reasoning to promote health and prevent disease for the individual, family, and community
  4. Critically appraise and apply current evidence in a clinical setting to ensure quality patient outcomes
  5. Use technology in the clinical setting to enhance safe and effective patient care
  6. Evaluate emerging trends, policy issues, and programmatic problems to improve health care delivery
  7. Use therapeutic, patient-centered communication in the delivery of health care
  8. Collaborate in inter/intra-professional care teams
  9. Provide patient-centered, culturally competent healthcare to diverse patient populations
  10. Use an ethical framework for clinical practice and clinical expertise to care for patients

This program will prepare you to work in primary health or behavioral/mental health care settings such as family practice, internal medicine, senior clinics, mental health and college health. This program is not intended to prepare you for emergency room or urgent care settings as these are best suited to preparation via an acute care nurse practitioner program.

IS THIS NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?
Our program may be a good fit for those students that need flexibility around their job or personal life.
Our program may be a good fit for students who have many community connections in the health care field or live in an area where they are able to find preceptors.

Requirements for MSN degree:

  • Completion of a minimum of 46-48 credits at the graduate level
  • A graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required in all required, elective or independent study courses
  • Completion of degree requirements within six years

 

Interested in earning your Post-Master's Certificate (Nurse Practitioner)? 
Johnson Beth-El offers the option of advanced study for Primary Care Nurse Practitioner leading toa Post-Master's Certificate. Learn more about the certificate program. 

Curriculum
Nurse practitioner option online curriculum
admissions

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an ACEN or CCNE accredited institution with an upper division major in nursing
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on the baccalaureate level
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Current unrestricted Registered Nurse license from the state where you practice during practicum rotations
  • Passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if your native language is not English
  • Submission of all required application material by posted deadlines

Note: Applicants with course-work from any foreign college to submit a course-by-course foreign transcript evaluation by a NACES or AICE member. (Please note: Official evaluations received directly from SpanTranWES and ECE credential agencies may enable more efficient review and processing of transfer credit by UCCS.)

Due to individual state regulations, we are accepting students from these states:

West
  • We have determined that our curriculum meets the State educational requirements for certification or licensure.

    Students should contact the board directly for additional requirements that may be required to sit for exams such as background checks, fingerprinting and any other additional items.

  • We have determined that our curriculum meets the State educational requirements for certification or licensure.

    Students should contact the board directly for additional requirements that may be required to sit for exams such as background checks, fingerprinting and any other additional items.

  • We have determined that our curriculum meets the State educational requirements for certification or licensure.

    Students should contact the board directly for additional requirements that may be required to sit for exams such as background checks, fingerprinting and any other additional items.

  • We have determined that our curriculum meets the State educational requirements for certification or licensure.

    Students should contact the board directly for additional requirements that may be required to sit for exams such as background checks, fingerprinting and any other additional items.

  • We have determined that our curriculum meets the State educational requirements for certification or licensure.

    Students should contact the board directly for additional requirements that may be required to sit for exams such as background checks, fingerprinting and any other additional items.

  • We have determined that our curriculum meets the State educational requirements for certification or licensure.

    Students should contact the board directly for additional requirements that may be required to sit for exams such as background checks, fingerprinting and any other additional items.

  • We have determined that our curriculum meets the State educational requirements for certification or licensure.

    Students should contact the board directly for additional requirements that may be required to sit for exams such as background checks, fingerprinting and any other additional items.

  • We have determined that our curriculum meets the State educational requirements for certification or licensure.

    Students should contact the board directly for additional requirements that may be required to sit for exams such as background checks, fingerprinting and any other additional items.

  • We have determined that our curriculum meets the State educational requirements for certification or licensure.

    Students should contact the board directly for additional requirements that may be required to sit for exams such as background checks, fingerprinting and any other additional items.

  • We have determined that our curriculum meets the State educational requirements for certification or licensure.

    Students should contact the board directly for additional requirements that may be required to sit for exams such as background checks, fingerprinting and any other additional items.

Midwest
  • We have determined that our curriculum meets the State educational requirements for certification or licensure.

    Students should contact the board directly for additional requirements that may be required to sit for exams such as background checks, fingerprinting and any other additional items.

  • We have determined that our curriculum meets the State educational requirements for certification or licensure.

    Students should contact the board directly for additional requirements that may be required to sit for exams such as background checks, fingerprinting and any other additional items.

  • We have determined that our curriculum meets the State educational requirements for certification or licensure.

    Students should contact the board directly for additional requirements that may be required to sit for exams such as background checks, fingerprinting and any other additional items.

South
  • We have determined that our curriculum meets the State educational requirements for certification or licensure.

    Students should contact the board directly for additional requirements that may be required to sit for exams such as background checks, fingerprinting and any other additional items.

  • We have determined that our curriculum meets the State educational requirements for certification or licensure.

    Students should contact the board directly for additional requirements that may be required to sit for exams such as background checks, fingerprinting and any other additional items.

Admitted Students
What if I plan to move to another state?
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Professional licensure requirements in states that UCCS it not currently accepting students
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SARA/complaint resolution not resolved at the college level
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Application Process

Deadlines

Spring term application deadline is August 15.
Fall term application deadline is March 15. The Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner option is only available as a fall start at this time.

Notification

The Admission Committee will review all completed applications 30 business days after the deadline. You will be notified by email as to your admission status.

Contact Us

Diane Busch
Program Assistant II
719-255-4424
dbusch@uccs.edu
Debbie Schultze
Academic Services Professional
719-255-4458
dschult3@uccs.edu