About Online Nursing Graduate Programs at UConn

The University of Connecticut School of Nursing has been educating nursing scholars, clinicians, leaders, and health care consumers for more than 75 years. Its graduate program was established in 1971 and prepares exceptional, skilled, visionary nurse leaders who synthesize best evidence and translate it into practice to advance health locally and globally.

Graduate students are offered flexible online programming, superior clinical experiences, multiple concentration options, and a superior certification pass rate. Our programs are fully approved and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are led by experienced faculty in current clinical practice.

Graduates of our online master’s program assume leadership roles in the health care system and advance the practice and discipline of nursing by applying existing nursing knowledge and using a spirit of inquiry to examine and test that knowledge.

The main objectives of the online master’s and graduate certificate programs are to teach health care professionals how to:

  • Synthesize appropriate theories from nursing and related fields to respond to emerging health care challenges.
  • Synthesize appropriate scientific findings and theories from nursing and related fields to lead change to improve outcomes.
  • Influence health care policy for the benefit of person, community, nursing, and environment.
  • Demonstrate PRAXIS at an advanced level of nursing in a selected area of concentration.
  • Exert leadership in creating a collaborative and caring health care community.
  • Synthesize best evidence and translate into practice to creatively improve health care quality and outcomes.

More information can be found in our Master of Science Program Handbook.