The Sinclair School of Nursing is opening 10 new online programs in Fall 2020. These new programs make the school’s advanced practice nurse practitioner (NP) and clinical nurse specialist (CNS) programs available at the graduate level, both as master’s degrees and graduate certificates.
“2020 is the ‘Year of the Nurse’,” said Sarah Thompson, dean of the Sinclair School of Nursing. “The Sinclair School of Nursing is dedicated to educating more nurses to help fill a shortage in the workforce.”
Designed for working nurses
The five new online MS(N) programs — adult gerontology CNS, family NP, pediatric CNS, pediatric NP, psychiatric and mental health NP — allow nurses to continue working as they gain the knowledge and skills they need to advance their careers. Courses have a focus on supporting students as they transition to practicing as an APRN.
The five new graduate certificate programs are designed for nurses that already hold MS(N) degrees. The graduate certificate options may be a good fit for nurses looking to specialize in a new area. Options include adult gerontology CNS, care management, family NP, pediatric CNS and psychiatric and mental health NP.
“We want to meet people where they are in their careers and in their lives. … The new online master’s and graduate certificate options allow working nurses to advance their careers and continue making a difference in the health and well-being of people,” said Dean Thompson.
Both the MS(N) and graduate certificate programs give students the opportunity to learn from experienced practicing faculty who belong to a strong network of nurses across the nation.
The new MS(N) options make it easy for students to continue their education and earn a DNP if they choose. Students can sit for their APRN certification and start earning more — while they start DNP course work.
The new online nursing master’s programs are blended: All course work is online but an on-campus visit is required once per year. The graduate certificate options are 100 percent online; no campus visits required. The new programs are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2020 semester, with classes beginning in August.
Learn more about the programs and how to apply:
- Adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist graduate certificate
- Adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist MS(N)
- Care management graduate certificate
- Family nurse practitioner graduate certificate
- Family nurse practitioner MS(N)
- Pediatric clinical nurse specialist graduate certificate
- Pediatric clinical nurse specialist MS(N)
- Pediatric nurse practitioner MS(N)
- Psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner graduate certificate
- Psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner MS(N)