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Master of Science in Nursing

FIND YOUR HIGHER CALLING IN HEALTH CARE

Put public health principles into practice and graduate ready to make your mark on the new frontier of nursing.


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TACKLING THE TOUGHEST HEALTH CARE CHALLENGES
Worcester State University is proud to be the home of students and faculty who are truly passionate about the role of nursing in health—from nurse education to hands-on patient care at leading academic facilities. Our M.S. in Nursing program is purpose-built to expose you to the guiding principles, technologies, challenges, and opportunities that are reshaping health care.
BECOME A LEADER IN THE FUTURE OF NURSING
You’ll work toward a master's degree that follows one of two paths to licensure: community and public health or nursing education. Both are anchored by multidisciplinary courses taught by faculty with extensive clinical experience. Collaborating with industry practitioners and committed peers, you’ll be exposed to critical thinking, clinical judgment, and decision-making scenarios. And with a mix of online and in-class instruction, our flexible format is designed for working professionals like you. You’ll graduate with understanding of a range of public health concepts—ready to apply them in the real world.

  • The M.S. in Nursing program requires 36 graduate credits, with one of two specialization options: 
      

     Core Courses (12 credits)

      • NU 908/910 Professional Role Development (3 credits)
      • NU 920 Conceptual Foundations of Nursing (3 credits)
      • NU 925 Research for Evidence-Based Practice (3 credits)
      • NU 951 Nursing Leadership and Administration (3 credits)

      Interdisciplinary & Specialty Courses (24 credits)

      •  Varies based on specialization

    • COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SPECIALIZATION
      Graduate ready to make an impact on health care by specializing in the growing specialty of public health nursing. After completing the program’s experiential requirement, you will be eligible to apply for the Advanced Public Health Nursing certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
      NURSE EDUCATOR SPECIALIZATION
      Graduates who specialize in nurse education go on to a variety of careers in academic and clinical settings. They work as professors, clinical nurse educators, continuing education specialists, and patient education coordinators. After completing the program’s experiential requirements, they qualify to sit for the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator examination, and/or the American Nurses Credentialing Center certification examination in Nursing Professional Development.
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    • WHY WORCESTER STATE?

      TURNING EDUCATION INTO ACTIONABLE CHANGE
      By combining theory and in-the-field experience, our graduate-level studies foster a culture that encourages meaningful exchanges between students and professors.
      SMALL CLASSES, ENGAGED FACULTY
      Our small-class format allows our professors to engage one-on-one with students and encourages more collaborative, peer-to-peer learning.
      FLEXIBLE FORMAT AND CUSTOMIZED PACE
      Evening, online, and blended classes enable you to tailor the pace of your curriculum to your life.
      4-PLUS PROGRAM
      As a qualified applicant, you can enroll in up to six credits that count towards both your bachelor and master degrees, accelerating the time to complete the M.S. in Nursing.
      PRE-ACCEPTANCE QUICK START
      Try out the program before you commit. You can take up to six credits before fully enrolling.
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