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The VCU School of Nursing prepares graduates for advanced practice nursing roles by developing the knowledge and skills needed to transform health care. The M.S. program incorporates the AACN Essentials of Master's Education in Nursing standards related to informatics; interprofessional collaboration; population health, evidence-based practice; quality improvement and safety; health policy and advocacy; and organizational systems and systems leadership. In addition, each concentration has a specific population focus.
VCU's Master's Concentrations
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
- Family Nurse Practitioner
- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Graduates from our NP concentrations are prepared to:
- Diagnose and manage common health problems through comprehensive physical and psychosocial assessments
- Use decision-making/diagnostic reasoning processes
- Perform advanced skills and procedures
- Implement evidence-based treatment strategies
- Provide holistic care including health promotion and disease prevention strategies.
NP face-to-face courses are offered on the VCU campus. Practicums are located across the state and we work with our students to find the best preceptors in convenient locations.
- Nursing Administration and Organizational Science
- Degree Requirements
- Required On-Campus/Virtual Immersion & Orientation - Virtual New Student Orientation August 11, 2020; Immersion August 18, 2020
Graduates from the Nursing Leadership and Organizational Science Concentration equip registered nurses with the knowledge and skills needed to transform the health care delivery system and sustain quality health outcomes across populations. Graduates are educated in leading innovation and change, organization and improvement science, clinical and fiscal operations, system design, quality and safety evaluation, and project management. The courses focus on skills for creating safe, healthy environments that support the work of the health care team, contribute to patient engagement, and improve the patient experience and health outcomes.
This program is offered online with a short 1 or 2 day face-to-face component each semester at VCU.
Why Choose VCU’s Master’s Program?
- No GRE required
- We're ranked among the top 50 master's nursing programs nationwide by U.S. News and World Report
- We facilitate clinical placements for our students
- Our faculty stay current by maintaining their own clinical practice as APRNs and serving as healthcare leaders in addition to teaching
- Our NP Concentrations give you the opportunity to work closely with faculty in the classroom setting while taking advantage of the convenience of online learning opportunities
- We have excellent IT, library, and wellness support for students. You can receive individualized guidance and assistance in all of these areas
Additional Program information
Who to Contact?
Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Administration and Organizational Science
Master’s Program Director
Please contact Carla Nye with questions regarding the Master’s program.
Master’s Program Coordinator
Please contact Chazley Williams with questions regarding the Master’s program.
Please contact Kevin Bailey with questions regarding the admission process, NursingCAS, and your application status.
To apply to the Master's Program, see the application instructions.