Master of Science in Nursing: Advanced Practice RN Completion Program

Advance your education and credentials.

Licensed and practicing Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN), who have been in the profession for many years without a graduate degree, can complete this program to receive their Master’s in Nursing.

Program of Study
The M.S.-APRN Degree Completion Program is a 7-course, 20-credit program of study.
On-site and hybrid classes are available for added flexibility to accommodate busy schedules and learning preferences. Courses are offered in 7-week or 14-week terms. There are a total of six 7-week terms per year (two terms in each of the fall, spring, and summer semesters). 14-week terms are offered once per semester in the fall, spring, and summer.

Rivier University’s ASN, BSN, MSN, Post Master’s Certificates and DNP programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga 30326, (404) 975-5000,

Department of Nursing
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of Nursing.


Master of Science: Nursing - APRN Degree Completion graduates can pursue leadership roles as:

  • Nurse practitioners
  • Clinical nursing specialists
  • Nurse midwives
  • Medical-surgical APRNs
  • APRNs in other specialty areas

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