Midwestern University Announces New Graduate Nursing Degree Programs

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November 17, 2020 | Glendale, AZ

New nursing programs at MWU

The College of Health Sciences at Midwestern University has received approval from the Arizona State Board of Private Post-Secondary Education (AZBPPE) to implement four new graduate nursing programs.

Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, is proud to announce that Midwestern University now offers a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program and a Post-Master’s Certificate track with an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner concentration (both programs were also recently approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing); a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) with a concentration in Nurse Leadership in Global Health; and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) program with two specialty tracks. The first track is designated for actively working Adult-Gerontology Primary Care nurse practitioners electing to complete a doctoral degree in their area of specialty, and the second track is designed for master’s-prepared nursing leaders aspiring to become doctoral-prepared nurse executives. All graduate nursing programs are scheduled to matriculate in Fall 2021 except for the Post-Master’s Certificate, which is scheduled to matriculate in Summer 2022.

Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (AG-PCNP) are advanced practice nurses specializing in the delivery of primary care to clients ages 13 through end of life. Nurse practitioners are instrumental in addressing demands due to increasing primary care provider shortages, especially within vulnerable or aging communities, underserved populations, and remote areas. AG-PCNPs also participate in multidisciplinary collaborations to mitigate the risk of adverse client outcomes.

“Our graduate nursing programs come at a time when advanced practice nurses and nurse leaders are in high demand. Our objective is to graduate master’s and doctoral level nursing professionals who will deliver high quality, affordable, equitable, and culturally competent client-centered care,” says Misty L. Pagán, D.N.P., APRN, AGNP-C, Program Director, Graduate Nursing Programs for the College of Health Sciences. “At Midwestern University, we take pride in our unique One Health Initiative; a holistic approach taken to educate our healthcare students by recognition of the connection between humans, animals, and the environment. Our students will have access to a limitless number of resources, including state-of-the-art technology, while learning in various multidisciplinary settings.”

More information regarding these programs can be found at Midwestern University’s website at https://www.midwestern.edu/academics/degrees-and-programs.xml.

New Graduate Nursing Programs at Midwestern University’s College of Health Sciences

  • Master of Science in Nursing (Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner) (M.S.N.) – Fall 2021
  • Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Leadership in Global Health) (M.S.N.) – Fall 2021
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner track or Nurse Executive track) (D.N.P.) – Fall 2021
  • Post-Master’s Certificate Track (Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner) – Summer 2022

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