Master’s Programs

Lesa Boone

One nurse lives in Louisville, Ky. The other nurse lives in Knoxville, Tenn. Both of them are taking online classes through UNCG to earn their Master of Science in Nursing. Read more here.
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The UNCG School of Nursing is ranked No. 14 by the U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 ranking of Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs. The nursing education concentration is ranked No. 8 nationally.

The School of Nursing offers graduate concentrations in Nursing Leadership and Management, and Nursing Education, leading to the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. These concentrations are offered in online format only, and are designed for working registered nurses. Also offered is the MSN/MBA degree in Health Management jointly with the UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics. The courses for the MSN/MBA degree are a mixture of online and on-campus formats, and are designed for forming professionals.

For more information on our programs, click MSN Nursing Leadership and Management, MSN Education, MSN/MBA, Post-Bac Certificate in Administration, and Post-Bac Certificate in Education.

Program Goals

  1. Perform as advanced nurse clinicians, educators, or administrators according to standards of practice.
  2. Assume leadership roles in promoting quality nursing and healthcare regionally and globally.
  3. Utilize evidence to improve nursing practice and healthcare outcomes.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge of self, uniqueness of individuals, families, groups, communities, in their environment.
  2. Analyze the impact of the environment on persons in a variety of settings.
  3. Apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills in nursing management, nursing education, or clinical nursing practice to diverse individuals in a variety of settings to promote health.
  4. Appraise the influence of the wellness, illness, disease, and dysfunction components of health upon specific target populations of individuals, families, groups, and communities.
  5. Evaluate applications of the inquiry process to nursing practice to promote high quality safe and effective care.
  6. Demonstrate the art of caring in the specialist’s role of nurse educator, nurse manager, or nurse clinician.
  7. Practice as a nurse specialist in promoting the well-being of diverse individuals in a variety of settings.

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