Nursing and Interprofessional Master of Science Degrees

The Nursing Master of Science degree program enlarges the focus of nursing, using as its foundation the basic baccalaureate nursing program. The master's program curriculum includes the following components: Common Core, Leadership Core, Research Core, and Specialty Core. Leadership specializations include nursing education, organizational leadership, and public health nursing.

The KU School of Nursing's baccalaureate, master's, and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 887-6791. CCNE is a nationally recognized professional accrediting body for collegiate nursing programs. The baccalaureate program, APRN certificates, and DNP APRN specialties also are approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.

The Health Informatics Master of Science degree program is administered by the Center for Health Informatics, which is sponsored by the School of Nursing. This program is interprofessional and open to baccalaureate-prepared students of all backgrounds. Healthcare experience is preferred, but not required.