Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program at the University of Nevada, Reno is designed to prepare registered nurses for advanced practice, educator and leadership positions in health care.

Study at the MSN level helps nurses develop increased clinical competence and sophistication in applying a theoretical framework for nursing practice.

MSN education also serves as an introduction to scholarly activity for those who wish to pursue a doctoral degree in nursing and provides students with the opportunity to realize their creative potential and collaborate with other health care professionals in maintaining effective nursing and health care.

We offer five tracks at the master's degree level. You can explore our programs below or fill out our form to connect with a program representative. 

Clinical Nurse Leader

The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) program prepares nurses as healthcare systems specialists to be effective leaders for health care delivery and to work within all settings to plan and coordinate complex patient care.

Nurse Educator

The Nurse Educator program integrates scientific findings, nursing and learning theories, informatics, and technology into the development and evaluation of curricula and educational programs in diverse educational settings.

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

The Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program prepares nurses to provide advanced practice in acute care settings through a program of study focused on the care of acutely ill patients and their families.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) certificate program prepares nurses who have already earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree to care for patients with behavioral and mental-health problems.

Family Nurse Practitioner

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) track of the MSN program prepares students to provide primary care across the lifespan to individuals, families and communities.  FNPs practice within private and clinic settings as well as urgent care facilities.