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Graduate Programs

Congratulations, Spring 2021 Graduates!


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The University of Iowa College of Nursing is nationally recognized for its renowned faculty, advanced clinical experiences and a tradition of innovative leadership. Exceptional mentoring and strong interdisciplinary teams place the college at the leading-edge of nursing research. Several of the college’s graduate practice programs rank among the best in the nation. From programs for Nursing Service Administration, Gerontology, and Psychiatric/Mental Health, to Family Nurse Practitioners, Anesthesia, and the Masters of Science in Nursing-Clinical Nurse Leader, the UI College of Nursing is consistently recognized as one of the elite nursing schools in the country.

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In order to meet today’s demand for nurse leaders, the University of Iowa College of Nursing offers the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) focus. Our MSN-CNL program prepares graduates to leverage specific competencies and innovations that will prepare them to lead quality and safety improvement efforts within a microsystem.

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Whether your goal is a terminal nursing degree focused on clinical practice or executive leadership, our DNP curriculum will help you achieve those goals. The program is taught by national leaders in clinical practice, education, evidence-based practice, and health systems.

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program prepares scholars to conduct research in nursing, extend the knowledge base relevant to nursing, and collaborate in interdisciplinary research with other scholars. Graduates of the program are prepared for careers in research, education or administration and as leaders in the profession.

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