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Judith Graziano, PhD, RN


Welcome to the School of Nursing at Metropolitan State University where we offer a broad range of undergraduate and graduate nursing programs that prepare you for a life-long career in nursing. We are committed to preparing graduates to enhance the health of underserved and diverse populations through uniquely designed programs, community partnerships, scholarly activities, and academic excellence.

Beginning spring semester, 2014 we will be accepting applications to our new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program developed in collaboration with the Minnesota Alliance for Nursing Education (MANE). The MANE BSN program prepares you to take the NCLEX-RN licensing examination and is intended for individuals wishing to attain a BSN who are not currently registered nurses. The program will be offered on Metropolitan State University’s St. Paul campus. The MANE BSN program also offers dual admission between Metropolitan State University and a community college for individuals seeking to complete a bachelor’s degree on a community college campus.

Our part-time Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) program is for RNs with an Associate Degree or Diploma who wish to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The program is offered on Metropolitan State University’s St. Paul campus or at five community colleges in the Twin Cities metropolitan area allowing you to earn a Baccalaureate degree from Metropolitan State while taking most of your courses at the same campus where you earned your Associate degree or at another campus closer to home.

Our Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing program (ELMSN) is designed for students with a previous Baccalaureate Degree in a field other than nursing and who wish to obtain a Master's Degree in nursing. This seven-semester sequence of courses prepares you for the NCLEX-RN licensing examination and gives you graduate level course work in nursing leadership, nursing science and research, community health nursing, and intensive practicum experiences.

The School of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing program that includes a Nurse Educator track, which is 100% online starting fall, 2013; a Leadership and Management track, and a Nursing and Public Health Nursing Leadership track. A Post-Graduate Certificate option is offered on a space available basis for RNs who hold a master's or DNP degree in nursing and would like to expand their practice to include Nurse Leadership/Management or Nurse Educator preparation. We also offer a totally online Wound, Ostomy, Continence (WOC) Certification that prepares the post-baccalaureate RN to take the certification exam in WOC.

Our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program prepares you for advanced practice roles in clinical leadership, clinical scholarship, and clinical practice as a family nurse practitioner (FNP). This option is for nurses who have a Baccalaureate Degree in nursing and would like to be prepared for the advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) role of Family Nurse Practitioner.

Please explore our website to learn more about these exciting programs and contact us with any questions you may have.

Judith Graziano, PhD, RN
Interim Executive Director, School of Nursing

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