Graduate Nursing Programs

The University of Michigan-Flint School of Nursing offers a full range of graduate nursing programs, including master's and doctoral degrees and post-graduate certificates. To learn more about our programs, please follow the links below.

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Program

The School of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration as a Family Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Educator. Students admitted to the nurse practitioner track have the option of completing the program full or part-time. Students are admitted in both tracks for the Winter semester only.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program

The University of Michigan-Flint’s School of Nursing offers the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, which provides the knowledge and skills necessary for advanced nursing practice in primary health care. The program is taught in a distance-learning (online) format with minimal campus visits, approximately once per semester (fewer for MSN to DNP students). In addition, practicum courses require clinical site visits that are determined by the clinical instructor.

Post-Graduate Nurse Educator Certificate

The University of Michigan-Flint’s School of Nursing offers the Post-Graduate Nurse Educator Certificate program, which prepares those who have a master’s and/or doctoral degree and wish to gain further knowledge and skills as specialists in nursing education. The program will include coursework in curriculum design and development, teaching methodologies including instructional technology, educational needs assessment and evaluation, and learner-centered theories and methods.

Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing-Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

The psychiatric mental health practitioner’s role is on the cutting edge of mental health care. Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners are credentialed to practice in a collaborative relationship with the psychiatrist and other mental health team members and treat patients across the life span. Full utilization of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners has the potential to extend mental health services in a cost-effective manner. Nurse practitioners with this credential are highly valued and frequently sought out.

Post-Graduate Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) is designed to educate nurses who want to manage and improve outcomes for culturally diverse populations of acutely ill patients with complex and often chronic illnesses across the adult life span. With the passage of the national health care reform, the demand for qualified nurse practitioner graduates has dramatically increased. The AGACNP will provide coordination and continuity of care for acute and chronic illness and guide transition back to the community and primary care providers.