Midwestern University Prepares Nurses for New Career Opportunities

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March 02, 2022 | Glendale, AZ

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By Stephanie Herrick Kays, Ed.D., M.S.N., FNP-C

Assistant Professor, Midwestern University

For more than 25 years, Midwestern University has grown into a unique health professions university offering more than 20 graduate degree programs at its Glendale Campus. Among our newest programs are a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) and Post-Master’s Certificate track in Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP), an M.S.N. in Nurse Leadership in Global Health, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree with both Nurse Executive and Primary Care tracks.

Midwestern University strives to ensure that students have the best experiences to prepare them for advanced practice, offering smaller class sizes with core faculty focused on student success, so that students receive individualized attention and mentoring. The resources offered for our graduate nursing students are included with tuition, with few additional fees. AGPCNP students participate in virtual simulations, two on-campus weekend intensives prior to practicum experiences, and interwoven board reviews. D.N.P. students have access to user-friendly statistical software and begin working on their quality improvement projects starting Day 1 of the program, to support successful on-time completion in 18 months. The programs are well-suited to working nurse professionals across the region, with didactic courses completed online and rotation options at clinical sites within their respective states.

Eva Duran, a D.N.P. student, says, “I have admired Midwestern University for many years due to its history of quality medical education and graduates known to excel in their fields. The faculty is incredibly supportive and knowledgeable, making my decision to pursue an advanced nursing degree an easy one.”

Tim Dornseif, a transfer student in the M.S.N./AGPCNP program, adds that “Transferring to Midwestern University from my previous nurse practitioner program has been one of the best decisions I’ve made for my education. I wanted to be challenged and well prepared for my future nursing practice. It feels great to be in a program and part of a university that invests so much in building up so many aspects of our future healthcare team.”

If you are ready to be challenged to reach your potential, Midwestern University is currently accepting applications for our Fall 2022 cohorts. You can find more details at https://www.midwestern.edu/nursing or by contacting our Admissions team at 623-572-3215.