Why choose UND’s online Master of Science with a Major in Nursing?
Our College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines produces some of the finest nursing graduates in the nation — and has for more than 100 years. All of our programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, which reinforces our commitment to high-quality nursing education.
In 1911, UND’s distance learning programs took shape and helped aspiring professionals achieve their educational goals from wherever they lived. What started with mail correspondence has evolved into technology-based distance education. For the last 30 years, we’ve been offering technology-based distance education to CNPD graduate nursing students, which means we know how to personalize your experience and make sure you’re ready to perform in the field — wherever you decide to practice.
We’re on a mission to prepare future leaders to advance the well-being and improve quality of life for diverse populations. That’s why we offer innovative, interprofessional education. And as a trusted leader in nursing, medicine, health sciences and social services, we’d like to share our expertise to build upon yours as you pursue your online M.S. degree.
Together we can provide access to health care where it’s needed most.
Master’s Degree Program Outcomes
Upon completion, you will be able to:
- Integrate knowledge from science, humanities, theory and research into evidence-based advanced nursing practice.
- Utilize knowledge of organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement, health care technologies, and policy to ensure high quality patient care.
- Participate as members and leaders of interprofessional health care teams.
- Apply advanced nursing skills in order to plan, manage and coordinate culturally appropriate health care for patient populations.
This program meets the educational requirements for licensure in many U.S. States.
Specialized knowledge can impact more lives.
As the number of primary care physicians has started to decrease, the role of an advanced nurse practitioner in the delivery of patient-centered care has grown increasingly important.
Quality care relies on a well-educated nursing workforce — one with specialized expertise and diverse health care industry experience. In fact, research has shown that lower mortality rates, fewer medication errors and positive outcomes are directly linked to nurses prepared at the graduate degree level.*
Learn with us, and we’ll deepen your understanding of what it means to be an advanced practice nurse today.
*American Association of Colleges of Nurses
Family Nurse Practitioner M.S.
Sharpen your ability to assess patients, order and interpret tests, establish diagnoses and manage treatment plans. Then use that knowledge to provide family-focused acute, chronic and preventive care to patients across the lifespan on a long-term basis.
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner M.S.
Learn how to work with individuals, families, groups and communities to assess their mental health needs. In addition to diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders, you can contribute to policy development, practice evaluation and health care reform.
“It is wonderful to see the impact our students and graduates make in their profession and communities. We are proud of the collaborative effort between our faculty, staff and students as they work to fulfill our mission to prepare future leaders.”
— Diana Kostrzewski, Ph.D., R.N.