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Graduate: Nursing M.S.N

The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program offers preparation in the following areas: Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health and Illness, Community Health with an emphasis on either public health administration or  school health, Nursing Administration with an opportunity to also complete a Master's in Business Administration, and Nurse Anesthesia. The required program of study for each area consists of both core and specialty courses and is between 39 and 42 credits, and 66 credits for the anesthesia program. Nurses who are already certified as a C.R.N.P., C.N.M., or C.R.N.A. may receive credit for their previous education and complete a M.S.N. with 30 credits of coursework.  Graduates of the nurse practitioner and school health programs are eligible for Pennsylvania State Certification; additionally, all graduates are eligible to sit for national certification examinations.  The Department of Nursing also offers a RN-MSN option for registered nurses with an associate degree or diploma in nursing.

Specializations available include:

* Community Health Specialization.
* Adult Health and Illness Specialization.
* Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner Specialization.
* Nursing Administration Specialization.
* Nurse Anesthesia
* MSN Program for Individuals Holding Professional Certification as Nurse Midwife, Nurse Anesthetist, or Nurse Practitioner.
* MSN Program for Certified School Nurses

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Course Sequences for all Advanced Degree Nursing Progams at BU