Program Spotlight: New Master of Science in Nursing Degree, a Seamless Pathway to the DNP

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As approved by the Regents of the University of Michigan in February 2016, U-M School of Nursing will begin offering the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree to advance clinical practice and prepare leaders in health systems, clinical informatics, and population health. These MSN degrees will be administrated by the School of Nursing (with changes effective July 1, 2016).

The MSN is a professional degree focused on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed by advanced-practice nurses and nurse leaders in a variety of roles. Students completing this degree can choose from a number of subfields, and they will be prepared to sit for nurse practitioner and other advanced-practice certification in those areas.

Students embarking on an MSN will be able to continue their education seamlessly through the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, also offered at the School of Nursing. Increasingly, the nursing profession and health systems require education at the doctoral level for advanced clinical positions. Please explore our DNP program, or inquire about our MSN and DNP.

U-M School of Nursing continues to offer a research-focused PhD program in collaboration with Rackham Graduate School.