East Carolina University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Masters of Science in Nursing masters
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

In addition to clinical practicums in the student's geographical area, ECU College of Nursing offers advanced simulated clinical experiences using a custom-designed Virtual Clinic to increase clinical exposure in a safe, controlled environment. The MSN program offers 7 online concentrations: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Leadership, Nursing Education, Nurse Midwifery, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.

School type Public
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited No
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 1
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
Nursing midwifery
Clinical nurse specialist
Nursing administration/leadership
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Adult/geriatric – primary
Family/primary care

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 65


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 29 full-time; 8 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 69% full-time; 13% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 13
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 9 full-time; 0 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 13
Maximum class size 25

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad No
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations Yes
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No


One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates


Graduation rates
Graduation rates
Most frequent duration of time for new students to graduate 3.0 years
Program target time to graduate 2.5 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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