GRADUATE: MSN, Post-Graduate Certificate, DNP, PhD, & Pre- and Post-Doctoral Traineeships

RN to MSN

  • Health Care Leadership and Administration (online)

BSN to MSN

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care
  • Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Health Care Leadership and Administration (online)

Post-Graduate Certificate

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care
  • Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

BSN to DNP

  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care
  • Psych-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Health Care Leadership and Administration (online)

MSN to DNP

  • MSN to DNP (online)

PhD and Pre-and Post-Doctoral Traineeship Program

  • Interventions for Preventing & Managing Chronic Illness Health
  • Care Quality and Patient Outcomes
No, only one program may be applied to at a time.
Please contact the Office of Student Affairs at son_gradnursing@unc.edu or 919.966.4260.
The program length varies by specialty and ranges from 35 – 49 credits. Full-time students can complete the program in 1.5 – 2 years.
Effective fall 2020, students in the BSN to MSN Nurse Practitioner options are required to enroll full-time (at least nine credit hours per semester). BSN to MSN HCLA students may enroll full-time or part-time.

Registered Nurses with an earned Associate’s Degree or Diploma are eligible to apply directly to the Master’s program.

Nurses must complete general education prerequisites first. Once admitted to the program, RN-MSN students complete three undergraduate level nursing courses in addition to the MSN coursework. The program is 33 credits (+12 bridge credits). Full-time students can complete the program in 3 years.