Graduate Nursing Degree Programs
What is a Graduate Nursing Degree?
A graduate nursing degree is a master's level degree that allows nursing students who already have obtained a BSN or ABSN to further their career in a specified area. Students who attend graduate nursing schools are trained with the skills to care for their patients on the same level that doctors care for their patients.
Become a Nurse Leader at GMercyU
Today’s growing need for highly skilled nurses makes this an ideal time to earn your graduate nursing degree from one the region’s top nursing schools. For more than 50 years, GMercyU’s Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions has been a leading provider of quality nursing education. Here, you’ll find graduate nursing programs that help you advance your nursing career, and provide clinical expertise and compassionate care to your patients.
Graduate Nursing Degree Programs to Support Advanced Practice Nursing
For nurses who already hold a BSN degree, GMercyU offers Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree programs that prepare you for advanced practice in clinical nursing, nursing education, or as a nurse practitioner (primary care provider).
If you hold an MSN and wish to qualify as a nurse practitioner, our Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate program will help you achieve your goals. Our Doctor of Nursing Practice degree (DNP) is for advanced-practice nurses who want to take their career to the next level. Regardless of the program you choose, you will benefit from our experienced faculty, first-rate curriculum, and excellent clinical experiences.
Where Our Graduate Nursing Degrees Can Take You
With an MSN or DNP, you can do more for patients. You can also open doors to nursing career opportunities that offer the following:
- Increased responsibility and autonomy as a practitioner and nursing leader
- The potential for a more balanced working life, thanks to regular office hours instead of shift work
- The opportunity to earn more, depending on your career path and local job market
Advanced Nursing Roles with Salary Estimates*
|Career Opportunity||Median Salary|
|Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)||$88,274i|
|Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)||$83,850ii|
|Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP)||$98,190iii|
|Postsecondary Nurse Educator (MSN-NE)||$71,575iv|
|Clinical Nurse Specialist (MSN-CNS)||$98,420v|
|Nursing Manager (BSN or MSN programs)||$82,361vi|
|Nursing Administrator (MSN or DNP)||$80,451vii|
Online and On-Ground Graduate Nursing Programs
Each of the graduate nursing programs below is completed through a combination of online and face-to-face coursework.
Master of Science in Nursing-Clinical Nurse Specialist (Adult-Gerontology) – This program helps you build on your nursing experience to develop the advanced nursing knowledge and skills needed to lead other nurses and provide advanced treatment to patients.
Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Educator – Our MSN-Nurse Educator graduate nursing program will help you meet the demand for qualified nursing faculty in clinical college programs like the ones offered at GMercyU.
Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Practitioner – When you’re looking to serve as a primary care provider, GMercyU’s MSN-Nurse Practitioner program teaches you the advanced clinical skills you need to diagnose patients, provide treatments, and prescribe medications.
Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner Certificate – If you already hold a master’s degree in nursing (MSN) and want to serve as a primary care provider, this graduate Nurse Practitioner certificate program will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need.
Doctor of Nursing Practice – This online nursing program is for nurse practitioners, certified registered nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, or certified nurse midwives who want to prepare for advanced practice nursing at the doctoral level.
Learn more about how you can advance your nursing career with a graduate nursing degree from Gwynedd Mercy University. Contact an Admissions Counselor today at 844-707-9064 or firstname.lastname@example.org!
*Please nore that salary estimates are based on survey data. Actual salaries may vary widely depending upon your location, the employer, and your experience and certification.