Nursing Graduate Programs

Carol And Odis Peavy School of Nursing

MSN Program

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is designed to advance your nursing career and increase your earning potential.

Tailored for working nurses, UST’s MSN program is flexible, with full-time and part-time degree plan options. Nurses can complete the MSN degree in 2-3 years, while still working a full-time job.

Course work is also available online, with simulation labs being held at UST’s state of the art Center for Science and Health Professions.

DNP Programs

Creating a healing environment is the prime directive of nursing. The UST Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program enables professional nurses to expand their abilities through the practice of transformational leadership. By translating research into practice, graduates are equipped to create organization-wide changes that spark transformations in patient care and well-being. They will become experts in creating healing environments.

UST’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program offers two tracks: a DNP degree in Transformational Leadership and a DNP in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), as well as two certificates: Post-Master’s Certificate in PMHNP and Post-APRN Certificate in PMHNP.

UST’s DNP programs admits nurses who have earned either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing. Those with a bachelor’s degree complete the program in three years of full-time study. Master’s graduates complete the program in less time based on an individual review of prior graduate work that will count toward the DNP degree. Part-time options are also available.

RN-to-MSN Program

The RN-to-MSN program is geared towards experienced nurses who hold an associate degree, while meeting graduate-level admissions standards.

Course work is online, with simulation labs being held at UST’s state of the art Center for Science and Health Professions.

How To Apply

To submit an application for a nursing graduate program, you need to apply through NursingCAS ( Once logged into NursingCAS, you will need to designate the University of St. Thomas as your school of choice. To request more information, contact

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