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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.

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 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
  • NUR534: Advanced Care for the Maternal and Family Unit
  • NUR536: 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