Our master's degree in nursing is an accessible and intensive program designed for nurses who hold a B.S. in nursing and are seeking an advanced degree. Through didactic and experiential learning, our master's program builds on the baccalaureate program to provide preparation for becoming an advanced practice nurse.
Earn Your Master's in Nursing Online
Our program is delivered online in a thoughtful blend of synchronous and asynchronous class meetings. This combination offers the flexibility required for working adults while also fostering the development of personal connections with faculty that is the hallmark of the Salve Regina experience.
A 40-hour skills-based colloquium on Salve Regina's campus is required when students reach the clinical experience opportunity (NUR540) in the course sequence. Details on timing and location are available from the Office of Graduate Studies.
After completing 48 credits of graduate-level coursework and a minimum of 600 clinical hours, students receive the Master of Science in nursing and are eligible to sit for the family nurse practitioner national certification examination. Family nurse practitioners are advanced practice nurses who provide independent and collaborative health care based on evidence-based practice. Qualified graduates are also eligible to progress seamlessly into our post-master's Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Salve Regina are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791. These programs are also accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.