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The Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership, this degree offering takes students from the baccalaureate-prepared generalist to the specialist in nursing leadership. A Post-Baccalaureate DNP and Post-Masters DNP degree with Leadership Focus are also available. Many of courses in this program are offered online but some many require in-person meeting a few times during the course of the semester.
This is a great option for the individual who wants to be the front line manager in any healthcare setting. This option also creates an excellent bridge to the Post-Masters Doctorate with a leadership focus. Students complete the degree program in 15 months with full-time study and two to three years with part-time study. The maximum allowable time for program completion according to School of Nursing policy is five years.
Taking a semester off is possible. If you do not plan to register for courses during a regular semester (spring or fall), you must register for "Matriculation Continued" by contacting the graduate program coordinator in the Office of Student Services to obtain a special permission number. Registering for Matriculation Continued allows you to retain active student status for a nominal student fee. There is no tuition for this type of registration however failure to maintain matriculation will result in forfeiture of your status as a School of Nursing graduate student and may require review of your academic record for re-admittance to the graduate program.