Utica College

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Utica College


(866) 295-3106

(866) 295-3106

Earn Your Nursing Master’s Online

Expand your nursing career options.

Advance your nursing career by earning your Nursing MS degree online at Utica College. Three graduate degrees in nursing leadership, nursing education, and family nurse practitioner offer a research-backed curriculum, expert faculty, and practicums to expand your nursing skills and develop strong leadership abilities to increase your earning potential and career options.

The Online Nursing Master’s Offers 3 Program Options

  • MS - Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), 48 credits
    Prepare for national certification through American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Board (AANP).

    The FNP specialization mandates a 2-day immersion experience and 720 practicum hours, which can be applied towards the 1,000 hours required for a DNP degree.
  • MS - Nursing Leadership, 35 credits
    Prepare to become a Certified Nurse Manager and Leader (CNML) through the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).

    The Leadership curriculum requires 180 hours of practicum experience working with qualified nurse leaders.
  • MS - Nursing Education, 42 credits
    Prepare for Certification for Nurse Educators (CNE) through the National League for Nursing (NLN).

    The Education curriculum requires 180 hours of practicum experience working with qualified nurse educators.

Admission Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program
  • An unencumbered RN license in the state in which you reside
  • 2,000 hours of work experience
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0  
  • A 3-credit statistics course (grade of C or higher)
  • A baccalaureate level health assessment course with observed laboratory with a grade of B or higher
  • A successful background check
  • Two letters of recommendation: preferably one from a faculty member and one from a professional colleague
  • A writing sample

Other admission requirements may apply.

Career Outlook

  • FNPs earn an average salary of $100,910 and expect 31% job growth through 2026
  • Nurse leaders earn well above 6 figures within a healthcare system:
    • CNO/CNE
      52% earn $250,000 or more
      27% earn between $180,000 and $209,000
    • Nurse directors
      47% earn between $120,000 and $159,000
      22% earn between $100,000 and $119,000
  • Nurse Educators earn an average salary of $69,130 and expect employment to grow 24% through 2026

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