Graduate Degrees in Nursing

The School of Nursing offers graduate programs designed to provide opportunities for advanced practice and upward mobility within healthcare.

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Doctor of Nursing Practice

The DNP at Southern is a practice focused alternative to research-focused doctoral programs. We are preparing nurses and nurse practitioners for leadership roles in advance-practice settings. Our program emphasizes advanced clinical practice, research application, and evaluation of practice and care-delivery models. Your knowledge and skills will be enhanced through practical courses and relevant clinical experiences. The DNP program may be taken on a full- or part-time basis.

The post-master's DNP degree program is for the registered nurse or advanced practice nurse who has completed a master's degree in nursing and who wishes to expand their scope of practice. All emphases may be taken on either a full-time or part-time basis.

This DNP program offers campus-based nurse practitioner options and online options for nursing education, lifestyle medicine, and the DNP/MBA programs. All students, including those in completely online options, are required to register for and attend a DNP seminar on campus each Fall until completion of their program.

BS-DNP Emphases

DNP Emphases

DNP Dual Emphases


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Master of Science in Nursing

Accelerated RN-MSN Emphases

MSN Emphases

MSN Dual Emphases



Full-time and part-time enrollment options can be customized to fit your life.
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The accelerated RN-to-MSN program enables an RN to earn an MSN degree without receiving a baccalaureate degree. All MSN emphases are available for this program.
View the complete RN-to-MSN admission requirements » 


Certificates are available in all the emphases to qualifying students already holding an MSN degree.
View the complete Post-Master's Certificate admission requirements » 


The School of Nursing, in collaboration with the School of Business, offers the MSN/MBA degree.
View the complete MSN/MBA admission requirements »


For more information contact:

Jamie Thompson 
Graduate Enrollment Counselor
School of Nursing
Southern Adventist University