48 months
640 USD/credit 6560 USD/year
640 USD/credit 6560 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Nursing program offered by Western Connecticut State University prepares nurses for leadership positions in the nursing practice. 


Students may prepare for either the Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner or Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist role. All students complete a sequence of clinical and role component courses, including a minimum of 500 hours of clinical practicum experiences under the guidance of a preceptor, and an evidenced-based research project. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the certification examination for their chosen role.

The programme

The Nursing program offered by Western Connecticut State University is designed for part-time study, with courses offered in the evening. Part-time study requires approximately four years for completion of the degree, although students are granted up to six years to complete all degree requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theoretical Basis of Nursing Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Health Care Delivery
  • Evidenced Based Nursing Research 
  • Foundations of Clinical Nursing Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


41 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Applications for admission to the M.S. in Nursing program are made through the Office of Graduate Admissions. Applicants must submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work with the graduate application fee. Admission to the M.S. in Nursing program is selective. Candidates must have earned a bachelor’s of science in nursing degree from a recognized accrediting agency, achieve a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test (required for those applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0); and hold a current RN license. Applicants must have at least 2 years of clinical practice prior to entry into the MS program. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 640 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    6560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 640 USD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Danbury

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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