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The MS/PhD program is designed for individuals with a bachelor's degree in nursing who wish to obtain both preparation in advanced practice nursing as well as preparation at the doctoral level for clinical research.
The program allows for 12 credits of the master's program (Nursing Research Theory, MS Research Practicum, Master's Elective, and Conceptual Basis of Advanced Nursing Practice) to be met through PhD program courses. It can be completed in four years of full-time study.
The program is designed to enable students to meet requirements for the MS degree by the end of the second year of full-time study while also beginning doctoral-level coursework.