Master of Science in Nursing - APRN

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Preparing Nurses for Advanced Practice

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is designed for baccalaureate prepared nurses. The APRN concentration provide students with the knowledge and clinical skills necessary to sit for board certification in a number of specialties, including:

Features of the MSN APRN Program:

  • Holistic admission review includes professional career goals, academic capabilities, grade point average, work experience, leadership and community engagement.
  • Nationally recognized faculty scholars.
  • Courses taught in hybrid format with blended on-campus and online instruction.
  • The MSN program admits three times a year with a fall, spring and summer start option.
  • Clinical preceptor provided for all students. MSN students complete a minimum of 672 patient care clinical hours, includes in-person and simulation.

The UofL MSN APRN program will prepare students to:

  • Collaborate with other disciplines to improve the delivery of health care
  • Affect health policy through the application of knowledge
  • Utilize evidence in advanced nursing practice to improve health outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the practice of advanced nursing care to individuals, families and communities.

About the University of Louisville School of Nursing

The University of Louisville School of Nursing is located on an academic health science center in close proximity to four major metropolitan hospitals. The School of Nursing is a community in which faculty, staff and students collaborate to promote excellence in the profession of nursing and patient care. This is accomplished through committed faculty whose experience in their specialty informs graduate education, supports evidence-based practice and foster advances in the role of the nurse practitioner. Students are prepared to demonstrate the role of the nurse practitioner, knowledge and skills in practice, and communication with an interdisciplinary care team to meet the evolving health care needs of society.

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