Masters Program

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Masters Program

Our masters of science in nursing program prepares students for advanced roles in nursing as adult-gerontology nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, neonatal nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, nurse educators and nurse administrators. Our MSN graduates are clinical scholars who can integrate the science and art of nursing, articulate the unique contributions of nursing and apply knowledge in dynamic environments.

The master's program at the East Carolina University College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791.

Welcome Dave Lane, DNP - Psychiatric Mental Health Expertise

We welcome new faculty member Dave Lane, DNP, who has more than 35 years of experience in psychiatric-mental health nursing. He will be convening a task force to explore a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner option in the MSN program.

Program Objectives

Graduates of the MSN program are prepared to do the following:

  • Integrate theories and research from nursing and related disciplines to guide advanced clinical practice, to administer nursing systems and to influence health policy decisions.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the ability to critically test theory-based interventions in practice and to participate in studies, which advance professional practice and expand knowledge.
  • Function independently within an interprofessional framework to provide or direct expert care that is ethical and sensitive to the needs of a culturally diverse population.
  • Exercise nursing leadership in collaboration with professional colleagues to maintain, reformulate or refine systems of health care that are effective, efficient and responsive to the needs of all people.
  • Demonstrate a strong professional identity characterized by a commitment to continued learning, ethical decision making, scholarly work and the capacity to effect desirable changes.
  • Acquire a sufficient knowledge of nursing theory and research on which to base doctoral study in the discipline.
  • Integrate a global health perspective in the development of visionary solutions to health care problems for all citizens but particularly for those in rural underserved areas.

You can download an overview information sheet on the MSN program and MSN concentrations here.

*ECU cannot confirm whether any of its courses or programs meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. ECU strongly encourages students to contact applicable licensing boards in states they wish to pursue licensure prior to seeking admission or beginning study in an academic program.*