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Ranked in the nation's top graduate nursing programs by U.S. News and World Report, the master’s degree program at the VCU School of Nursing provides a world-class learning experience that prepares nurses to become leaders in advanced practice nursing. We offer the following concentrations:
- Adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner
- Psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner
- Family nurse practitioner
- Adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner
- Nursing administration and leadership online
The Nursing Administration and Leadership concentration employs an online format with students coming to campus three times per year.
Our master’s program provides nurses with a solid foundation in the specialized knowledge and advanced practice skills needed to care for diverse patient populations with complex health problems across the health-illness continuum.
Our faculty are nationally renowned educators, researchers and professional leaders as well as expert clinicians who maintain active clinical practices. In addition, students partner with interprofessional groups to develop expertise in team-based, patient-centered health care, while also gaining valuable leadership and collaborative skills. You’ll also have an opportunity to work with highly qualified clinical preceptors who are committed to the professional growth of our students.
VCU School of Nursing offers a plan of study for registered nurses who have a bachelor’s in nursing and a post-master’s certificate for RNs with a master’s in nursing who seek eligibility to apply for national certification in a designated concentration.
Additional program and policy information is located in the Master's Student Handbook.