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Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Practitioner

Become the Best Nurse You Can Be

With the recent shortage of primary care providers, nurse practitioners have become the preferred health care option for many patients*. In fact, nurses are increasingly tasked with responsibilities that were the exclusive domain of medical doctors. In certain situations, the depth of your education is the deciding factor in patient outcomes — which is why knowing what to do is as important as knowing how to do it.    

To complement our online Master of Science in Nursing, Norwich University offers three focused and dedicated nurse practitioner tracks to help you add expertise to your education to become the best nurse you can be. Specialize your career and enhance your practice in one of three focus areas: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

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Nurse Practitioner Tracks

Professional Licensure Disclosure
The Master of Science in Nursing, with specializations in Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, is designed to prepare students for advanced practice. The requirements for professional licensure or certification vary by state. Norwich University has determined that the Norwich nursing program meets or does not meet the educational requirements for state licensure. Please review our Professional Licensure Disclosure. 

Accreditation & Recognition

NECHE Accredited

 Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

 

accreditation

The master's degree program in nursing and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Norwich University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Next Master's Session Start Dates: 

SUMMER: June 3, 2024

FALL: August 26, 2024

WINTER: November 18, 2024

Quick Info

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Entrance Exams

No GRE/GMAT required

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Starts Per Year

Choose when to begin your studies

15

Students

Maximum number of students per class

Alumni Testimonials

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The faculty provided a learning experience that was student-centered and rich with support. I believe that I am well prepared to take on the new challenges ahead in my career as a nurse educator because of the education that I gained at Norwich University

Benitha Garrett

'15 Master of Science in Nursing: Healthcare Systems Leadership

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I have been promoted to the job that I wanted but didn’t think I could have the opportunity to get previously.

Michelle Tavares

'18 Master of Science in Nursing: Healthcare Systems Leadership

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Faculty members incorporated academics with real-world clinical practice. Each faculty member mentored me to acquire the knowledge and develop skills to take on the complexities of a dynamic healthcare industry.

Emmanuel Pigon

'15 Master of Science in Nursing: Healthcare Systems Leadership

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The leadership program was a natural fit as an officer in the Air Force, helping me become a better leader now and in future opportunities after the military.

Michael Blair

'19 Master of Science in Leadership

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Ryan Leonard

Every advisor, teacher, and counselor throughout my degree completion was heavily invested in helping me succeed in the classes and helping me to craft and refine the skills [needed] for a career in national security.

Ryan Leonard

'21 Bachelor of Science in National Security Studies

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Benitha Garrett

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Michelle Tavares

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Emmanuel Pigon

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Michael Blair

Ryan Leonard

Ryan Leonard

Faculty & Staff

Norwich understands the difference between knowing and walking the path. To guide and nurture your professional growth, each faculty member supporting a Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner track are experts in their fields with extensive medical or research experience. Small class sizes of 15 students or fewer promote individualized attention which, in turn, supports knowledge acquisition and retention. Our instructional staff adheres to a focused and dedicated curriculum carefully aligned with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) curriculum guidelines and AACN Essentials of Master's Education for nursing programs.

Kate Morgan

Kate Morgan

Position(s):

  • AGACNP & FNP Nursing Specialty Track Coordinator