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Graduate Nursing Programs

The nursing department at The University of Scranton offers course work leading to either a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with the following specializations:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (MSN)
  • Nurse Anesthesia (MSN)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The Department also offers a Master of Science in Nursing degree for nurses who hold advanced practice certification as either certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNPs), certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs), or certified nurse midwives (CNMs).

In addition, a post-master’s certificate option is also available for registered nurses (RNs) who already have a master’s degree in nursing from a Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accredited program, and who wish to become Family Nurse Practitioners or Nurse Anesthetists.

Why choose a University of Scranton graduate nursing program?

  • Faculty excellence in practice and scholarship
  • High certification pass rate and employment following graduation
  • Financial support
  • Student support


  • Our FNP graduates have a 100% first-time pass rate on national certification examinations
  • Our NA graduates have a greater than 90% first-time pass rate on the national certification examinations
  • More than 95% of the graduates from our master’s program are employed in their area of concentration or are pursuing further study

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