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What Can You do With a Graduate Degree in Nursing?

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The Department of Nursing at Salisbury University provides a rigorous, science-based program to prepare graduates with advanced skills who wish to become nurse educators or move into leadership/management positions.

Taught by distinguished full-time faculty who practice what they teach, most classes are offered in the evenings using a combination of synchronous and asynchronous distance learning strategies.  Although occasional face-to-face classes on campus are required, they are generally limited to 2-3 per semester.  Close student-faculty working relationships are fostered through a highly interactive learning environment. Faculty advisors assist each student with designing a personalized progression plan, incorporating learning experiences that are consistent with individual interests and learning goals.


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  • Master Degree Programs
    Students who choose to pursue a Master's degree in Nursing can expect to concentrate their studies on a specific health-related topic such as geriatrics, pediatrics, or healthcare policy. Nurses who complete a Master's degree program in Nursing are known in the nursing field as advanced practice nurses. Graduate level degree programs in nursing are designed to prepare students for advanced practice in many different segments of the health services industry.
  • Most graduate level degree programs in nursing require new students to choose a specialization upon which they will focus their studies. After these students complete the graduate degree program, they will be specially trained to be successful in the field of their focus of study.

Students may choose to focus their graduate studies in areas such as:

  • MS in Nursing
  • MS in Nursing - Nursing / Health Care Education
  • MS in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MS in Nursing / Health Care Education
  • MS in Nursing / Informatics
  • MS in Nursing / MBA / Health Care Management
  • MS in Nursing for Nurse Practitioners
  • Most graduate level degree programs in nursing require new students to choose a specialization upon which they will focus their studies. After these students complete the graduate degree program, they will be specially trained to be successful in the field of their focus of study.

Nursing Job Titles:

  • Nurse Practitioners who are able to conduct medical exams, diagnose many acute illnesses and injuries, and prescribe medications.
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS), who study nursing care for specific medical areas such as pediatrics, cardiac management, and oncology, and provide primary care and quality management services.
  • Certified Nurse-Midwives who focus on prenatal and gynecological healthcare and counsel pregnant women, deliver babies, and provide postpartum care.
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who are licensed to administer anesthetics to patients, and oversee 65 percent of the anesthetics given annually.

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  • Colleges/Universities
  • Hospitals
  • Research Institutions
  • Research laboratories
  • City/County/State Government
  • Health Departments
  • Military Services
  • Social Services
  • Peace Corps
  • Public Health Organizations
  • Senior Centers
  • Business and Industry
  • Church Missions
  • Clinics
  • Daycare Centers
  • Hospice
  • Insurance Corporations
  • Medical Centers
  • Nursing Homes
  • Psychiatrists
  • Public Health Organizations
  • Government Agencies

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