Master’s Programs

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The Degree

The University of Connecticut School of Nursing graduate program prepares exceptional, skilled, visionary nurse leaders who synthesize best evidence and translate it into practice to advance health locally and globally.
Through flexible programming and superior clinical experiences, graduate students enjoy the many unique features of the UConn graduate nursing experience:

  • Collaborative and caring interprofessional community
  • Superior graduate certification pass rate
  • Multiple concentration options
  • Visionary, experienced faculty in current clinical practice
  • Modern facilities
  • State of the art simulation laboratories
  • Spacious classrooms and computer labs
  • Innovative blend of course formats:
    • hybrid (online and in classroom mix)
    • simulation
    • clinical practica
  • Fully approved and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
  • Articulation to doctoral study

Clinical Requirements Information

Clinical Practicum and Residency Courses Policy

Note: students must meet the above requirements prior to initial clinical or practicum experiences.

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General Information

The Graduate Program at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing began offering courses in September 1971. Our graduates are found across the United States and globally. Approximately 50 to 55 students graduate each year. The Master of Science Programs prepare students for advanced nursing practice, with several options for specialization.

Master of Science Program Handbook for 2020-2021


The purpose of the master’s program is to prepare advanced practice nurses with specialized knowledge, skills and values. Graduates assume leadership roles in the health care system and advance practice and the discipline of nursing by applying existing nursing knowledge and using a spirit of inquiry to examine and test nursing knowledge.

Objectives of the Master’s Program

  • Synthesize appropriate therories from nursing and related fields to respond to emerging health care challenges.
  • Synthesize appropriate scientific findings and theories from nursing and related fields to lead change to improve outcomes.
  • Influence health care policy for the benefit of person, community, nursing, and environment.
  • Demonstrate PRAXIS at an advanced level of nursing in a selected area of concentration.
  • Exert leadership in creating a collaborative and caring health care community.
  • Synthesize best evidence and translate into practice to creatively improve health care quality and outcomes.