University of Massachusetts—​Amherst

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Clinical Nurse Leader masters
Family Nurse Practitioner DNP;[Post Baccalaureate & Post Masters Entry] doctorate
Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner DNP;[Post Baccalaureate & Post Masters Entry] doctorate
Public Health Nurse Leader DNP;[Post Baccalaureate & Post Masters Entry] doctorate
Post Masters DNP Completion for MS-prepared, licensed and certified APN's doctorate
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

We offer US and international entry to our established, CCNE accredited, CNL & DNP Programs (Noted as one of FIRST, GLOBALLY ACCESSIBLE, TOTALLY ONLINE INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE NURSING PROGRAMS). Received REGIONAL innovative ONLINE programs award (UPCEA & first runner up in NATION(NUPCEA). Recognized by AACN as EXEMPLAR (CNL & DNP) because we SUCCESSFULLY offer COMMON CORE COURSES ACROSS ALL GRADUATE PROGRAMS. We are proud of our 100% Boards Certification pass rate through spring 2013.

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 5
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
Clinical nurse leadership
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Adult/geriatric – primary
Family/primary care

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 35


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 11 full-time; 4 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 100% full-time; 100% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 7
Average experience teaching online courses 4 years
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 12 full-time; 3 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 27
Maximum class size N/A

Integration With Campus

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


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 3 years
Required time to earn degree 6 years

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