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.
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
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.).
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).