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Graduate Program

SIUE's master of science in nurse anesthesia has transitioned into an accredited doctor of nursing practice in nurse anesthesia (DNP NA). View the DNP NA program for more information.

The goal of the SIUE School of Nursing graduate program is to prepare expert nurses for leadership in professional nursing practice and patient-centered health care delivery. Master's degrees and post-master's certificates are awarded in three specialty areas: family nurse practitioner (FNP), health care nursing administration (HCNA) and nurse educator (NE).

A post-master's doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program educates nurses for the highest level of clinical practice, focusing on their advanced nursing practice specialty area or in health care administration.The DNP nurse anesthesia specialization prepares registered nurses with baccalaureate degrees to provide individualized anesthetic patient care for diagnostic, therapeutic or pain management procedures. 

These majors, all accredited, prepare the graduate to take the appropriate certifying/licensing examinations, enabling them to attain credentials and practice as Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs).

Graduate nursing education builds on baccalaureate nursing education and emphasizes leadership skills and the expertise necessary to assume complex, specialized roles while providing direct and indirect nursing care to individuals, groups and families. Our programs broaden the perspective of students by requiring them to take innovative interdisciplinary approaches to resolve health care problems. Clinical practicum experiences are required and are individualized according to the student's professional experience, interest and academic needs.

The School inspires students and faculty to embody the creativity to teach, the curiosity to learn, the courage to serve, and the compassion to care for others in this diverse and complex world, forever exemplifying nursing excellence in action. We continue to make our programs accessible to career-oriented students by offering web-based courses and flexible locations.

View School of Nursing Frequently Asked Questions for Master's Students

View Graduate Assistantship Opportunities.

The School of Nursing requires two different applications which are, the School of Nursing Application and the Graduate School Application.

All application materials are to be sent to SIUE Graduate Admissions, Campus Box 1047, Edwardsville, IL 62026-1047.

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