May 31, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

School of Nursing

Dr. Wendy Downey, Interim Dean
311 Waldron Hall, (540) 831-7805


The Graduate Nursing program leads to either a Master of Nursing (MSN) Degree with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner or Nursing Administration; a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Leadership or Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; or a Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health. Theory and research-based courses prepare graduates to work in a variety of settings, including community and population-based service, home care, clinics, hospice care, hospitals, long-term care, education, administration, and policy. The program culminates in a residency tailor-made to the student’s learning needs and career goals. The program is distance-based to promote maximum flexibility while maintaining quality student connections.

The nursing program has been approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and has full national accreditation with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).