Graduate Nursing Programs

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Read program requirements and course descriptions in the graduate catalog:
M.S. Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner [FNP] Track) 

M.S. Nursing (Nursing Education [NE] Track)

M.S. Nursing (Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner [PMHNP] Track)

M.S. Nursing (Advanced Practice RN Degree Completion Program)

M.S. Nursing Leadership: Health Systems Management (Online) New for January 2014! 

Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Learning (Ed.D.) with a Nursing Education specialization New for Fall 2013!

Post-Master's Certificates

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

Experienced 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, www.nlnac.org.

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. You'll find Rivier graduate nursing alumni working in a wide variety of settings, including their own practices.