GSN Academic Programs

The UMW Graduate Program in Nursing will be transitioning to an all DNP program and curriculum starting in 2016 for the preparation of Nurse Practitioners.
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UMass Worcester practice-focused graduates manage care as a member of an interprofessional team providing preventive and population-based health care in institutions and communities. As advanced practice nurses, they provide clinical leadership within the context of social, economic, political, legal, cultural and ethical forces that affect health care delivery, health policy and professional nursing practice. Doctorally-prepared nurse graduates contribute to the scholarly advancement of the nursing profession through education, research and clinical practice. Graduates embrace life-long learning through participation and leadership in professional development.

Graduate Entry Pathway is an alternate pathway into the Master of Science in Nursing program for applicants who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing, who are not registered nurses. Read more

Master's Program includes Nurse Practitioner pathways, Pre-master’s option and a Post-master’s certificate program. Read more

DNP Program is a practice-focused doctorate that includes bachelor’s, master’s and post master’s pathways. Read more

PhD Program
 promotes mentorship in research and scholarship among its faculty and students for the advancement of nursing science and practiceRead more

GSN Transition Plan to Doctorate of Nursing PracticeRead more