Graduate Nursing

Graduate Nursing Programs

M.S. Nursing: Advanced Practice RN Degree Completion  
M.S. Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner  On-campus
M.S. Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner  Online
M.S. Nursing: Nursing Education  Online
M.S. Nursing: Leadership in Health Systems Management  Online
M.S. Nursing: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner  
Master of Public Health   Online
Post-Master's Nursing Certificates
Family Nurse Practitioner  Post-Master's Certificate
Nursing Education  Post-Master's Certificate
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing  Post-Master's Certificate

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Rivier University is a recognized leader in graduate nursing education. Our programs fit the schedule of working nurses and prepare graduates to function in advanced clinical practice, leadership and educator roles. Students are prepared to excel in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment. 

Experienced and credentialed faculty serve as mentors providing personal attention in small classes. Flexible programs with a variety of entry points offer an efficient path to a master's degree or post-master's certificate.  

Facilities and resources 

State-of-the-art nursing skills laboratories are located on the ground floor of Sylvia Trottier Hall. The physical assessment laboratories are equipped with a wide array of patient-care equipment and an extensive supply of examining instruments.

All of Rivier's nursing programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000(404) 975-5000,

Partnerships and careers 

Rivier graduate students complete their clinical experiences in diverse healthcare settings, including acute and long-term care, ambulatory care, private offices and academic settings. Rivier graduate nursing alumni work in the region's top hospitals, healthcare facilities, and in their own practices.