University of Memphis

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Distinguishing Characteristics

Graduate program(s)
Name: Degree Type:
Nursing Education masters
Nursing Informatics masters
Nursing Administration masters
Executive Leadership masters
University of Memphis online - Family Nurse Practitioner masters
RODP - Nursing Education masters
RODP - Nursing Informatics masters
RODP - Nursing Administration masters
RODP - RN to MSN masters
Distinguishing characteristics of online program (as submitted by school)

The UofM is an urban institution located in Memphis. We have a very diverse student body with more than 35% of our graduate nursing students representing underrepresented groups. Our African American students make up about 30% of our graduate nursing class. Diversity extends to our practice/clinical sites including rural, urban, medically underserved areas to areas where residents are well educated and well resourced.

School type Public
Online grad programs CCNE accredited Yes
Online grad programs NLNAC accredited Yes
Terms Semester

Program Offerings

Online master's in nursing degree programs 9
Concentrations offered
Nursing practitioner
Nursing administration/leadership
Nursing education
More specialized departments/concentrations offered
Adult/geriatric – acute
Family/primary care
Pediatric – acute
Psychiatric/mental health
Women's health

Course Offerings

Credit-granting courses 58


Instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 60 full-time; 40 part-time
Instructional faculty with Ph.D. or terminal degree 33% full-time; 15% part-time
Tenured or tenure-track faculty 18
Average experience teaching online courses N/A
Program fully finances faculty training Yes
Tech staff supporting faculty 16 full-time; 60 part-time

Class Size

Average class size 15
Maximum class size 15

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Depends
Can earn degree entirely abroad N/A
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations Yes
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus students No face-to-face students
Students enroll as online students Online and on-campus students are in separate courses
Credits earned online equal earned on-campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus students All


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 years
Required time to earn degree 5 years

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