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Nursing (M.S.)


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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.

Our Program

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 (DNP) program.

Our program is taught in a hybrid manner, offering personal connections with faculty through in-person classes combined with the flexibility of online learning for working adults. Classes are mainly offered in the evening at our Center for Adult Education in Warwick, while the course NUR512: Advanced Health Assessment is held in our state-of-the-art simulation laboratory in Newport, allowing for advanced practice skills development.

The M.S. in nursing at Salve Regina is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the New England Commission of Higher Education.

Program Spotlight: 60 Years and Counting

For more than 60 years, we have developed professional nurses who are liberally educated, ethically grounded and clinically competent health care providers. Our graduates practice merciful and holistic patient care to populations throughout the lifespan.

Using classroom and experiential learning, our nursing programs challenge students to provide patient-centered care while developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills to think critically, communicate constructively and achieve lifelong learning goals.

Time to Complete

33 Months

Program Format


Application Deadline

July 1 or Nov. 1

Our Faculty

Recognized for their expertise, compassion and vast knowledge, our nursing faculty encourage students to continue their development as health care providers and members of the global health partnership.​


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Nursing (M.S.)

14 classes | 48 credits

Required courses:

  • NUR503: Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • NUR505: Foundations of the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • NUR511: Global Influences in the Advanced Management of Care
  • NUR512: Advanced Health Assessment
  • NUR514: Advanced Healthcare Informatics
  • NUR520: Research for Evidence-Based Practice
  • NUR535: Pharmacologic Principles for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • NUR536: Advanced Care for the Maternal and Family Unit
  • NUR538: Advanced Care for the Pediatric Patient
  • NUR540: Application of the Advanced Practice Nurse Role I
  • NUR550: Advanced Care Practice I
  • NUR552: Advanced Care Practice II
  • NUR555: Application of the Advanced Practice Nurse Role II
  • NUR565: Application of the Advanced Practice Nurse Role III