Welcome to the Graduate Program
Since its inception, the graduate program has sought out excellent nurses in pursuit of advanced nursing education. Baccalaureate-prepared nurses have the option of three concentrations in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program: Case Management, Clinical Nurse Leader, Nurse Administrator, and Nurse Practitioner. A post-master’s certificate in Case Management is also available. In addition there is a post-graduate certificate program of the Nurse Practitioner program. For the registered nurse (RN) who holds an associate degree in nursing and meets the required admission criteria, we offer an RN to BSN/MSN track.
For master’s prepared nurses, we offer an EdD for Nurse Educators Program which leads to a Doctorate of Education (EdD). This program is designed to prepare practicing nurses for faculty professorship positions in higher education.
The DNP is a practice-focused degree to prepare graduates at the highest level in specialty practice or to assume leadership positions in health care. We currently have two entry points for the DNP Program, post-baccalaureate and post-master. The post-baccalaureate program admits BSN prepared nurses to the DNP program with a dual nurse practitioner specialization in Psychiatric Mental Health and Primary Care for Rural Populations. The post-baccalaureate DNP is currently only available to Alabama and Mississippi residents. The post-master’s DNP option admits advanced practice nurses (nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, nurse executives, and clinical nurse specialists).
The goal of all our degree programs is to prepare qualified and caring nurses to face the challenges of the future in nursing. If you are interested in our graduate programs.
The Capstone College of Nursing graduate program holds unconditional accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
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