Master of Nursing


Beginning Fall 2012, MSU began to offer a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Applications are currently being accepted for the Baccalaureate to DNP and Post master's to DNP specialties. This will include the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Nurse Anesthesia (NA-pending COA approval) specialty programs. 

For additional information contact Dr. Dina Byers, Graduate Coordinator at or 270-809-6223

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Graduate Studies in Nursing at MSU

The Academic Nurse Educator (ANE) is an advanced nursing practice specialist with a concentration in the facilitation of learning. Emphasis is placed on the facilitation of learner development and socialization, assessment and evaluation strategies, as well as curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes. The ANE is prepared to function within the educational environment as a change agent and leader, who engages in scholarship, research, service, and quality improvement in the nurse educator role. The ANE option offers full time as well as part time schedules. The curriculum prepares the student to write the NLN Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) exam. The ANE option is taught on-line.

The Nurse Anesthetist administers anesthesia and provides nursing care specific to anesthetic requirements across the lifespan in a variety of practice settings.

Professional RN Practice Prerequisite

The professional RN practice perquisite has been changed. Applicants must have a minimum of one year (or 2,000 hours) of RN practice prior to the application deadline. The practice area must be in critical/intensive care (not emergency or surgery) for the Nurse Anesthesia option. The application deadline for Nurse Anesthesia is November 1st.

For more information, please contact Dina Byers at
Certification to practice advanced nursing is required by law and is expected by the School of Nursing.